ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability European Secretariat

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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)

2.5 Fte (10)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability European Secretariat   (ICLEI)

    EU Transparency Register

    064034733055-88 First registered on 30 Oct 2018

    Goals / Remit

    ICLEI is the world's leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. We are a powerful movement of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities and urban regions, 450 large cities as well as 450 medium-sized cities and towns in 84 countries. We promote local action for global sustainability and supports cities to become sustainable, resilient, resource-efficient, biodiverse, low-carbon; to build a smart infrastructure; and to develop an inclusive, green urban economy with the ultimate aim to achieve healthy and happy communities.

    ICLEI was founded in 1990 by 200 local governments from 43 countries who convened for the first World Congress of Local Governments for a Sustainable Future at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Operations started in 1991 at the World Secretariat in Toronto, Canada, and the European Secretariat in Freiburg, Germany. Today ICLEI is operating through 17 Secretariats and Offices around the World.

    Main EU files targeted

    Public procurement (green, sustainable, circular and innovation), Sustainable Products Initiative, Ecodesign, European Green Deal, Waste, Smart Cities, Social economy and social innovation, Social equity and social justice, Circular Economy, Sustainable Finance, Just Transition Strategies, Adapting to climate change, Climate Action, Clean Air, Energy, Energy efficiency, Energy efficiency – targets, directive and rules, Energy-efficient buildings, International climate action, Regional policy, Renewable energy, Research and innovation, Food, Sustainable Urban Mobility, Biodiversity and Nature-Based Solutions, Urban Air Quality and Noise, Sustainable Food Chains, Culture and Cultural Heritage, Infrastructure, Buildings and construction sector, New European Bauhaus Initiative


    Head Office
    ICLEI European Secretariat Leopoldring 3
    Freiburg 79098
    EU Office
    ICLEI European Secretariat Leopoldring 3
    Freiburg 79098


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    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


    Associations and networks of public authorities

  • Networking


    None declared

    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

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

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant DG Research, Horizon 4,648,789€
    Grant DG DEVCO, EuropeAid 103,714€
    Grant EC, Erasmus+ 8,677€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission expert group on cultural heritage (Cultural Heritage Forum)#E03650#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3650 #Member #C#SMEs#Informal Green Public Procurement Advisory Group #E00453#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=453 #Member #C#Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Promoting Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans ( http://sumps-up.eu/ )
    Co-Organizer of the European Sustainable Mobility Week (on behalf of DG Move)
    Operating the GPP Helpdesk on behalf of DG ENV
    Organiser of the regular EcoProcura Conference (involving DG ENV, , DG GROW)

    ICLEI, together with a series of organisations from across the EU, is updating the European Commission's GPP Training Toolkit, and organising 10 training programmes for procurers in 7 EU countries

    Big Buyers for Climate and Environment is a European Commission Initiative for promoting collaboration between big public buyers in implementing strategic public procurement for sustainable solutions. ICLEI and EUROCITIES are currently running the initiative on behalf of the European Commission, DG Internal Market, Industry Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).

    Being a partner in the management of the European and Global Covenant of Mayors and the cooperation with DG ENER, DG Clima, DG Regio, and FPI (EEAS)

    Member of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform
    Member of the European Commission GPP Member State Advisory Group
    Implementing partner for the Intelligent Cities Challenge
    Organiser of the European Sustainable Cities and Towns Conference, Platform and Campaign related to the European Green Deal
    Implementing Partner to the Green City Accord (DG ENV)
    Preparing the concept for Local Greening Plans (DG ENV)
    Cooperation on the Roadmap to CoP 15 on Biodiversity Kunming (DG ENV)
    Member of the Green Capitals Jury (DG ENV)
    Buy Better Food Campaign
    Official partner of the New European Bauhaus Initiative (DG Regio/JRC)
    Member of the Jury for the New European Bauhaus Prizes -2021 (DG Regio/JRC)
    Member of the Cultural Heritage Expert Group of the European Commission (DG EAC)
    Implementing partner of Net Zero cities (DG RTD)
    Implementing partner of Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (DG ENER)
    Implementing partner of the adaptation policy facility (DG CLIMA)
    Implementing partner of the Coal Regions in Transition initiative (DG ENER)
    Partner of the Cities Race to Zero and Race to Resilience
    Green Climate Cities programme & Climate-Neutrality Framework
    Members of the Coalition for Higher ambition
    Founding partner of the coalition for community energy
    Steering Committee representative for Europe of the Making Cities Resilient 2030 campaign
    Local government constituency representative in the Global Alliance for Buildings and Constructions
    Local Government and Municipal Authorities Constituency to UNFCCC Focal point

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    18 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: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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