Institut für Weltwirtschaft

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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)

6.75 Fte (20)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Institut für Weltwirtschaft   (Ifw)

    EU Transparency Register

    071476117686-50 First registered on 11 Jun 2015

    Goals / Remit

    The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Institut für Weltwirtschaft, IfW), founded in 1914 and established as a foundation under public law in 2007, is an international center for research in global economic affairs, economic policy consulting, and economic education. The Institute engages especially in creating solutions to urgent problems in global economic affairs. On basis of its research, the Institute advises decision makers in policy, business, and society and informs the broader public about important developments in international economic policy. The Institute also lays a special focus on economic education. The Institute cooperates closely with the Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, with the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW) as the world's largest library in economic and social sciences and with a network of International Research Fellows.

    Main EU files targeted

    Resilient energy union and climate change policy
    Creating jobs and boosting growth – without creating new debt
    New policy on migration
    Deeper and fairer internal market
    Deeper and fairer monetary union
    Reasonable balanced trade agreement with U.S.


    Head Office
    Kiellinie 66
    Kiel 24105
    EU Office
    Kiellinie 66
    Kiel 24105


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    We are a Research Institute, with about 50 researchers (out of more than 100 researchers in total) researching in the above mentioned fields with higher or lower shares of their working time. With the results of our research, we wish and hope to influence the public and policy makers, without, however, engaging in lobbying in a narrow sense. We also dispose of a public relations department, which addresses its work to all public and all policy makers, not only those of the EU. So, it depends on the definition applied whether we have 50 or close to zero persons working in these fields.

    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


    Think tanks and research institutions

  • Networking


    Leibniz Association

    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

    Public financing

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Land Schleswig-Holstein und die Landergemeinschaft 9,518,000€
    Contribution Fördergesellschaft des IfW 60,900€
    Contribution Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Kiel 15,000€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    Kiel Institute acts as expert for a monetary dialogue with the European Parliament

    Kiel Institute is a partner in the Multiple framework contract with re-opening of competition for the provision of evaluation services to the European Commission in the field of Trade – No 2017/A5/01

    Kiel Institute is a partner in the “Multiple Framework Contract to Provide Foreign Policy Expertise” - EP/EXPO/B/FWC/2019-01

    Through the MEDAM project in which the Kiel Institute is the lead partner, the Kiel institute’s migration experts engage in various dialogues activities and consultations with policy makers from the EU and its member states as well as other relevant stakeholders.

  • Meetings


    2 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 10 Nov 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Ifw study and open strategic autonomy
      • Sabine Weyand (Director-General)
    • Date 19 Jun 2021 Location Video Conference.
      Subject Record message for Global Solutions summit on how companies can measure social & environmental progress.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      • Katherine Power (Cabinet member)
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
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