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Overview

Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

43.75 Fte (52)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

55

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Friends of Europe   (FoE)

    EU Transparency Register

    99436366768-45 First registered on 23 Sep 2011

    Goals / Remit

    Friends of Europe is an independent not-for-profit Brussels-based tank that connects people, stimulates debate and triggers change to create a more inclusive, sustainable and forward-looking Europe. This is achieved through our debates, conferences, working groups, reports and recommendations which provide bold and ambitious but practical solutions. We aim to be catalysts for change and believe that real solutions come from transforming mind-sets through the confrontation of ideas and the breaking down of silos between politicians, businesses and civil society. Believing that change is achieved through inclusive policies and action, we reach out to and work with a wide network of policymakers, international organisations, civil society representatives, business leaders, academics, the media and citizens across Europe and beyond. We have no national or party political bias and ensure that all viewpoints are represented in our activities and publications.

    Main EU files targeted

    Africa
    Asia
    Climate, Energy & Sustainability
    Digital & Data Governance
    Health
    Peace, Security and Defence
    Citizenship
    Social Affairs

    Address

    Head Office
    5-6 Square de Meeus
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    5-6 Square de Meeus
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    52

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%35
    75%1
    50%16

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    43.75

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 03 Dec 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Geert Luc Frans CAMI 09 Jan 2019 08 Jan 2020
    Mr Geert Luc Frans CAMI 14 Dec 2017 13 Dec 2018
    Mr Geert Luc Frans CAMI 22 Dec 2016 20 Dec 2017
    Mr Geert Luc Frans CAMI 22 Dec 2015 21 Dec 2016
    Mr Geert Luc Frans CAMI 11 Feb 2015 10 Feb 2016
    Mr Geert Luc Frans CAMI 18 May 2013 16 May 2014
    Mr Geert Luc Frans CAMI 27 Jan 2012 31 Oct 2012

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Think tanks and research institutions

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    The Brussels Binder
    The UN Global Compact

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year

    4,751,818€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Public financing, EU funding, Member's contribution, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution Unites States of America 1,179,749€
    Contribution European Commission 1,827,205€
    Grant European Commission DG for International Partnerships 1,349,495€
    Grant European Commission Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency - Europe for Citizens program 350,000€
    Grant European parlement 59,500€

    Major contributions in current year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant European Commission Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency - Europe for Citizens program 350,000€
    Grant European Commission DG for International Partnerships 2,028,449€

    Other financial info

    The total contribution from the European Commission in 2021 listed above includes grant funds and funds received via service contracts of the European Commission.

    The total amount of EU grants received in 2021 includes grants from the European Commission and the European Parliament. It does not include EU funds received through service contracts.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Other activities

    Friends of Europe is an independent think tank that produces analysis of policy developments, organises debates, publishes reports and engages in pan-European dialogues on a more efficient, more forward-looking, inclusive and sustainable Europe.
    Given the broad definition of the scope of the Transparency register which covers “all activities designed to influence – directly or indirectly – policymaking, policy implementation and decision-making in the EU institutions”, in a large interpretation virtually all of Friends of Europe’s activities may be said to fall under it. In 2020, Friends of Europe organised 130 in person and online events sessions and issued over 250 publications and op eds. Details of which may be found on www.friendsofeurope.org

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    55 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 29 Mar 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Policymakers’ Dinner "Connected Europe: looking forward” on digital transition
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Daniel Mes (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Mar 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Upcoming engagement opportunities
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Innovation and Youth
      Commission
      • Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner)
    • Date 22 Sep 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Meeting to discuss Commissioner Schmit's participation at the Friends of Europe's event “Entrepreneurship and skills for a fair, green and digital recovery".
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Commission
      • Anouk Faber (Cabinet member)
      • Christoph Nerlich (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Apr 2021 Location Brussels - videoconference
      Subject Keynote at EU Africa Business Forum
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 23 Mar 2021 Location video call
      Subject Speech in debate on a sustainable Europe at the Next Connected Europe Working Group meeting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Daniel Mes (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Mar 2021 Location Brussels - video conference
      Subject Green Deal cooperation with Africa and energy access under SDG7
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Aleksandra Tomczak (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Feb 2021 Location Brussels - video conference
      Subject EU-Africa cooperation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Aleksandra Tomczak (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Jan 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Panel intervention at webinar The way forward: plastics in a circular economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Sarah Nelen (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Jan 2021 Location Video conference
      Subject Substainable Corporate Governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Commission
      • Lucrezia Busa (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Jan 2021 Location video call
      Subject Europe fit for the Digital Age
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Daniel Mes (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Nov 2020 Location Brussels (WEBEX)
      Subject European Green deal and COVID-19
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Kurt Vandenberghe (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Sep 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Clean Hydrogen Alliance launch
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Gaelle Garnier (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 01 Jul 2020 Location Brussels - videoconference
      Subject EU-Africa cooperation on climate, energy and agriculture in the context of the European Green Deal.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 17 Jun 2020 Location virtual meeting
      Subject how to bring the EU closer to its citizens? - 'Localising Europe’
      Commission
      • Joost Korte (Director-General)
    • Date 08 Jun 2020 Location Brussels Videoconference
      Subject "Beyond (carbon) borders: externalising the Green Deal” workshop
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Anthony Agotha (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 May 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject involvement of civil society in the conference on the Future of Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Dubravka Šuica
      Portfolio Democracy and Demography
      Commission
      • Mattia De Grassi (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 May 2020 Location video-conferencing
      Subject Role of Research and Innovation during the crises and for the exit from the crises
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Innovation and Youth
      Commission
      • Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner)
    • Date 04 May 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Pandemic, not panic: disinformation and global health
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Commission
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Mar 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Migration
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Dubravka Šuica
      Portfolio Democracy and Demography
      Commission
      • Iris Abraham (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Conference on the Future of Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Dubravka Šuica
      Portfolio Democracy and Demography
      Commission
      • Mattia De Grassi (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 Dec 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Culture
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Innovation and Youth
      Commission
      • Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner)
    • Date 19 Nov 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Agri Matters
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 Nov 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Exchange of views with President of FoE, Mr.Cami, on the EU-Africa Alliance, the EU Young Leaders Program and cooperation, as well as education, notably the objectives and perspectives of the European Education Area and the Digital Skills Agenda for the next mandate.
      Commission
      • Themis Christophidou (Director-General)
    • Date 17 Oct 2019 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject High level Roundtable on Vision Innovation Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Commission
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
      • Věra Jourová (Commissioner)
    • Date 17 Jul 2019 Location Berlaymont
      Subject Citizens Outreach
      Commission
      • Ann Mettler (Director-General)
    • Date 02 Jul 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject The future of digitisation in Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Jun 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Friends of Europe’s ‘Vision for Europe’ report
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Jyrki Katainen (Vice-President)
    • Date 14 May 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Priorités de l'Union européenne à l'horizon 2025
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Luc Tholoniat (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Dec 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting with President Mr. Cami
      Commission
      • Themis Christophidou (Director-General)
    • Date 27 Nov 2018 Location brussels
      Subject exchange of views
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Christos Stylianides
      Portfolio Humanitarian Aid &amp; Crisis Management
      Commission
      • Christos Stylianides (Commissioner)
      • Philippos Savvides (Cabinet member)
      • Zacharias Giakoumis (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject State of Europe conference
      Commission
      • Themis Christophidou (Director-General)
    • Date 18 Sep 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject The future of health in Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
      Portfolio Health &amp; Food Safety
      Commission
      • Annika Nowak (Cabinet member)
      • Nathalie Chaze (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Jun 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Future of Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Commission
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Apr 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Mr. Geert Cami, president of Friends of Europe, requested a meeting with DG Christophidou to introduce himself and FoE
      Commission
      • Themis Christophidou (Director-General)
    • Date 07 Mar 2018 Location Brussels, BERL
      Subject Discussion of gender equality and the Future of Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 21 Nov 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
      Commission
      • Christian Danielsson (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 02 May 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Update on EU Action in the field of Migration
      Commission
      • Alfred Matthias Ruete (Director-General)
    • Date 27 Feb 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject EPSC High Level Policy lunch : The Future of Europe, Charting a New Course at a Critical Moment
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Luc Tholoniat (Cabinet member)
      • Clara Martinez Alberola (Cabinet member)
      • Martin Selmayr (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Oct 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Dinner Discussion on the State of Europe
      Commission
      • Alfred Matthias Ruete (Director-General)
    • Date 26 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Sustainability
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Sarah Nelen (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Sustainable Development goals
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President)
    • Date 08 Sep 2016 Location Brussels Belgium
      Subject State of the Union 2016
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Clara Martinez Alberola (Cabinet member)
      • Martin Selmayr (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 14 Jul 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject ESD/LULUCF- Energy efficiency - update- Ratification Paris Agreement
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      Commission
      • Miguel Arias Cañete (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject EU Energy Efficiency Policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Corina Crețu
      Portfolio Regional Policy
      Commission
      • Mathieu Fichter (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Apr 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Working Lunch on the Refugee Crisis and the European Project
      Commission
      • Alfred Matthias Ruete (Director-General)
    • Date 16 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Update on Friends of Europe activities
      Cabinet Cabinet of High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini
      Portfolio Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
      Commission
      • Stefano Manservisi (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Jan 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Discussion on the Health Working Group
      Commission
      • Xavier Prats Monné (Director-General)
    • Date 25 Jan 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Debate on the circular economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Grzegorz Radziejewski (Cabinet member)
      • Jyrki Katainen (Vice-President)
    • Date 14 Jan 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Preparation of the Migration Policy Forum 2016
      Commission
      • Alfred Matthias Ruete (Director-General)
    • Date 14 Jan 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject FoE possible role on the upcoming revision of EU policies, FoE think tank Development Policy Forum
      Commission
      • Fernando Frutuoso De Melo (Director-General)
    • Date 03 Nov 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Presentation of FoE, Ideas & initiatives around migration, CWPs 2016, 2017.
      Commission
      • Alfred Matthias Ruete (Director-General)
    • Date 09 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Green growth
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Juho Romakkaniemi (Cabinet member)
      • Heidi Jern (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 26 May 2015 Location Berlaymont
      Subject Meeting with the Director and co-founder of Friends of Europe
      Commission
      • Ann Mettler (Director-General)
    • Date 24 Apr 2015 Location Brussels, BE
      Subject Energy Union and Friends of Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Commission
      • Manuel Szapiro (Cabinet member)
      • Christian Linder (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject TTIP
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Cecilia Malmström (Commissioner)
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