Humane Society International/Europe

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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)

1.5 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Humane Society International/Europe   (HSI/Europe)

    EU Transparency Register

    05097472836-90 First registered on 18 Dec 2009

    Goals / Remit

    An affiliate of the global animal protection organisation Humane Society International (HSI), Humane Society International/Europe is a leading force for animal protection, with tens of thousands of supporters across Europe. We are an effective voice for animals, with active programmes in wildlife protection, alternatives to animal experiments, international trade and farm animal welfare.

    HSI/Europe was established as a legal entity in October 2014. Our work in the European Union had previously been coordinated from the HSI/UK office in London.

    Humane Society International is the international arm of The Humane Society of the United States, one of the world's largest animal protection organisations. HSI is creating a better future for animals and people through advocacy, education, and hands-on programmes. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty worldwide.

    Main EU files targeted

    - EU animal welfare policy issues
    - Wildlife trade policy and CITES
    - Coexistence with large carnivores
    - Environmental Crime Directive
    - International Trade Policy, especially relating to SPS and Sustainable Development chapters of EU FTAs
    - Policy relating to protection of marine mammals
    - Sustainable food policy
    - Policy relating to International Finance Institutions
    - EU policy relating to use of animals in scientific research and animal alternatives
    - REACH


    Head Office
    1255 23rd Street NW, Suite 450
    Washington DC 20037
    EU Office
    Rue Belliard 40
    Brussels 1040


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    3 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 19 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Joanna Swabe 25 Oct 2023 24 Oct 2024
    Mr Helder RODRIGUES CONSTANTINO 13 Oct 2023 11 Oct 2024
    Mr Rudolf TOMBROCK 04 May 2023 03 May 2024
    Ms Joanna Swabe 04 Nov 2022 25 Oct 2023
    Mr Helder RODRIGUES CONSTANTINO 09 Sep 2022 09 Sep 2023
    Mr Helder CONSTANTINO 09 Sep 2022 22 Sep 2022
    Ms Stephanie MAW 31 Aug 2022 01 Oct 2022
    Ms Joanna Swabe 04 Nov 2021 04 Nov 2022
    Ms Joanna Swabe 03 Apr 2020 01 May 2021
    Mr Gianni VAN KEULEN 08 Feb 2020 01 Sep 2020
    Ms Manon Dene 06 Sep 2019 05 Sep 2020
    Mr Rudolf TOMBROCK 06 Sep 2019 05 Sep 2020
    Ms Joanna Swabe 05 Apr 2019 03 Apr 2020
    Ms Alexandra Clark 11 Oct 2018 01 Nov 2019
    Mr Rudolf TOMBROCK 27 Sep 2018 06 Sep 2019
    Ms Manon Dene 16 May 2018 01 Jun 2019
    Ms Joanna Swabe 14 Apr 2018 05 Apr 2019
    Ms Alexandra Clark 13 Oct 2017 11 Oct 2018
    Mr Rudolf TOMBROCK 06 Sep 2017 05 Sep 2018
    Ms Joanna Swabe 25 Apr 2017 14 Apr 2018
    Ms Manon Dene 25 Apr 2017 19 Apr 2018
    Ms Alexandra Clark 10 Oct 2016 04 Oct 2017
    Ms Zivile Pavilonyte 30 Sep 2016 21 Mar 2017
    Ms Joanna Swabe 27 Apr 2016 26 Apr 2017
    Mr Loïs Lelanchon 27 Apr 2016 01 May 2017
    Ms Susannah Wilks 08 Apr 2016 11 Oct 2016
    Ms Emily McIvor 01 Apr 2016 31 Mar 2017
    Ms Manon Dene 10 Feb 2016 08 Feb 2017
    Ms Alexandra Clark 26 Aug 2015 25 Aug 2016
    Mr Loïs Lelanchon 20 May 2015 27 Apr 2016
    Ms Joanna Swabe 06 May 2015 27 Apr 2016
    Ms Emily McIvor 09 Apr 2015 06 Jan 2016
    Ms Alexandra Clark 10 Sep 2014 26 Aug 2015
    Ms Susannah Wilks 10 Sep 2014 08 Sep 2015
    Ms Joanna Swabe 27 May 2014 06 May 2015
    Mr Loïs Lelanchon 27 May 2014 20 May 2015
    Ms Emily McIvor 10 Feb 2014 08 Feb 2015
    Mr Troy SEIDLE 30 Aug 2013 29 Aug 2014
    Mr Andrew Kelly 28 Aug 2013 10 Feb 2014
    Mr Bertrand Desprez 30 Aug 2013 10 Nov 2013
    Ms Joanna Swabe 26 Jun 2013 27 May 2014
    Ms Emily McIvor 27 Feb 2013 11 Feb 2014
    Mr Troy SEIDLE 23 Aug 2012 08 Aug 2013
    Ms Joanna Swabe 26 Jul 2012 26 Jun 2013
    Mr Troy SEIDLE 12 Oct 2011 01 Oct 2012
    Mrs Joanna SWABE 26 Sep 2011 01 Sep 2012
    Mrs Nina Eva COHEN 20 Dec 2011 22 Dec 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


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    - Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

    - European Alliance for Plant-Based Foods (EAPF)
    - Fur Free Alliance (FFA)
    - Species Survival Network (SSN)

    - AXLR8
    - CARACAL (Competent Authorities for REACH and Classification and Labelling) + nanomaterials sub-group
    - ecopa (European Consensus Platform for Alternatives)
    - ECVAM (European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods) Stakeholder Advisory Forum
    - EPAA (European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing)
    - ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) Risk Assessment Committee [representing Eurogroup for Animals]
    - Human Toxicology Project Consortium
    - ICAPO (International Council on Animal Protection at the OECD)
    - ICAPPP (International Council on Animal Protection in Pharmaceutical Programmes)

    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


    Major funding types in closed year

    Donations, Other

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Humane Society International/Humane Society of the US 2,673,556€
    Contribution Individual donors 693,371€

    Other financial info

    Please note that the total budget includes the expenses for our Italian and German offices, which are primarily engaged in Member State rather than EU activities. A large proportion of these activities are not directly related to EU policymaking.

    Total budget of HSI/Europe (revenue and expenses):
    3,366,927 + 2,780,489 = 6,147,416

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Competent Authorities for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals (REACH) and Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP)#E02385# #Observer #C#Civil society#EU Platform on Animal Welfare#E03504# #Member #C#Civil society#Working Group on Cosmetic Products#E01302# #Member #C#Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Welfare and conservation of animals#MEPs for Wildlife

    Communication activities


    ECI Public hearing, Fur Free Europe, 12th October 2023

    Pig welfare: Achieving new minimum and gold standards, 5th July 2023

    Breakfast roundtable event on EU-Australia FTA negotiations, 23rd May 2023

    Trophy hunting Conservation Tool, or a Threat to Wildlife?, 12th October 2022

    Various events on wildlife trade organised in partnership with MEPs for Wildlife Group 2020-2021

    The Future of Meat Analogues, 5th February 2019

    Achieving coexistence with large carnivores in the EU, 7th March 2018

    Mislabelled & misleading: fur labelling problems in the EU market, 27th September 2017

    Plant-based Alternatives: Taking a Bite out of the Meat Market? 7th June 2017

    Investing in animal suffering? Debating the investment of public funds in intensive animal production outside the EU, 8th February 2017

    The EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement: An Opportunity to Influence Japanese Whaling Policies? 28th June 2016

    Protecting Wildlife through International Trade Policy, 5th April 2016, Brussels

    An Eagle Eye on TTIP: Agriculture, research & sustainable development - what's on the horizon?, 3rd March 2015, Brussels

    The Free Lunch, 29th September 2015, Brussels

    Other activities

    Humane Society International (HSI) has been actively involved in advocacy work relating to the following EU initiatives during the past few years:

    - EU trade policy, such as TTIP, CETA, EU-Japan, EU-Vietnam, EU-Mexico, EU-Mercosur, particularly with respect to Trade & Sustainable Development & SPS chapters; HSI/Europe is a member of the CETA Domestic Advisory Group

    - EU Farm to Fork Strategy

    - EU Biodiversity Strategy

    - Regulation (EC) No. 1007/2009 on trade in seal products

    - Regulation on conservation of fishery resources & protection of marine ecosystems through technical measures - focus on cetacean bycatch provisions

    - Evaluation of the EU Action Plan for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2006-2011 and EU Strategy for Protection and Welfare of Animals 2011-2015

    - Regulation (EU) No. 1007/2011 on Textile names and related labelling of textile products

    - Regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species (IAS)

    - EU policymaking and proposals concerning Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), plus implementation and enforcement of CITES

    - Regulation (EC) No. 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing

    - Amendment of Regulation (EC) 1185/2003 on the removal of fins of sharks on board vessels

    - Proposed EU Action Plan on reducing the incidental bycatch of seabirds in fishing gear

    - Directive 98/8/EC on placing on the market of biocidal products

    - Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes

    - Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 on cosmetic products

    - Horizon 2020

    - Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market

    - Regulation 2006/1907/EC concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH)

    - Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP)

    - Regulation (EC) No 440/2008 laying down test methods

    - Regulation (EU) No. 15/2011 amending Regulation (EC) No 2074/2005 as regards recognised testing methods for detecting marine biotoxins in live bivalve molluscs

  • Meetings


    13 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 proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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