International Biocontrol Manufacturers' Association

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

200,000€ - 299,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.5 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

11

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    International Biocontrol Manufacturers' Association   (IBMA)

    EU Transparency Register

    06818218065-85 First registered on 01 Mar 2012

    Goals / Remit

    Since 1995, the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association – IBMA – is the experienced voice of Biocontrol with our members leading the way in innovative and effective biocontrol solutions as part of a sustainable and resilient global agriculture, forestry, amenity, and public health, to the benefit of farmers and consumers.
    We advocate appropriate proportional regulation for biocontrol solutions for farmers and users, ensuring that fast access to market and safety go hand in hand.
    Our solutions originate from nature - directly or identical to nature if synthetized - These green biocontrol solutions protect the crops and environment of today and importantly tomorrow via a holistic Biology 1st approach of agriculture based on agroecological practices. For more information about IBMA, visit www.ibma-global.org and www.ibmabiocontrolsuccess.org.

    Main EU files targeted

    - Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 for the EU authorisation of Low-risk Active Substances
    - Sustainable Use Directive
    - Farm to Fork Strategy
    - Biodiversity Strategy
    - All the ones related to regenerative sustainable agriculture and sustainable food chain

    Address

    Head Office
    Rue de Treves, 61
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Rue de Treves, 61
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    5

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%2
    50%1
    25%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 28 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Jennifer LEWIS 10 May 2023 10 May 2024
    Isabelle PINZAUTI 10 May 2023 10 May 2024
    Mr Jeremy BELZUNCES 07 Oct 2022 07 Jul 2023
    Jennifer LEWIS 07 May 2022 06 May 2023
    Isabelle PINZAUTI 07 May 2022 06 May 2023
    Isabelle PINZAUTI 03 Dec 2019 31 Oct 2020
    Jennifer LEWIS 30 Nov 2019 28 Nov 2020
    Mr David CARY 08 Mar 2019 29 Feb 2020
    Mr ULF HEILIG 08 Mar 2019 29 Feb 2020
    Isabelle PINZAUTI 26 Jun 2018 01 Jul 2019
    Mr RALF UDO EHLERS 15 Feb 2018 16 Feb 2019
    Mr David CARY 15 Feb 2018 01 Feb 2019
    Ms Roma GWYNN 15 Feb 2018 16 Feb 2019
    Mr ULF HEILIG 15 Feb 2018 01 Feb 2019
    Mr WILLEM RAVENSBERG 15 Jan 2018 12 Jan 2019
    Isabelle PINZAUTI 20 May 2017 19 May 2018
    Mr ULF HEILIG 04 Apr 2017 01 Jan 2018
    Mr David CARY 22 Mar 2017 21 Jan 2018
    Mr RALF UDO EHLERS 04 Feb 2017 03 Feb 2018
    Mr VITTORIO VERONELLI 04 Feb 2017 01 Jan 2018
    Mr David CARY 07 Dec 2016 05 Feb 2017
    Mr WILLEM RAVENSBERG 01 Nov 2016 01 Nov 2017
    Isabelle PINZAUTI 07 Jun 2016 10 May 2017
    Mr David CARY 07 Jun 2016 09 Oct 2016
    Mr ULF HEILIG 07 Jun 2016 09 Oct 2016
    Mr RALF UDO EHLERS 10 Nov 2015 05 Nov 2016
    Mr VITTORIO VERONELLI 10 Nov 2015 05 Nov 2016
    Mr David CARY 15 Aug 2015 13 Jan 2016
    Mr ULF HEILIG 15 Aug 2015 13 Jan 2016
    Mr WILLEM RAVENSBERG 15 Aug 2015 13 Aug 2016
    Isabelle PINZAUTI 07 Jul 2015 07 Jun 2016

    Complementary Information

    Council Officers :
    - President : Herman Van Mellaert
    - Vice President : Roma Gwynn
    - Treasurer : Karine Grosbeau
    - Executive Director : Jennifer Lewis
    - Microbial Group Head : Jose Carvalho
    - Macrobial Group Head : Caroline Reid
    - Natural Products Group Head : Lara Ramaeker
    - Semiochemicals Group Head : Alessandra Moccia
    - National Associations Representative : Flavio Lupato
    - National Associations Representative : Bart Sosef
    - National Associations Representative : Adriana Guerra
    - National Association Representative : Pending election
    Senior Advocacy and Outreach Manager: Isabelle Pinzauti Babrzynski
    Technical Project Manager: Jeremy Belzunces
    Office Manager:Soizick Menais

    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

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    IBMA are promoting the formation of a Global Federation of Biocontrol Manufacturer Associations and have a cooperation in place with BPIA and ANBP to achieve this in North America.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant RATION Project 36,000€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    NameAmount
    sustainable public affairs 100,000€ - 199,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    Name
    sustainable public affairs

    Closed year Costs

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on Environment and Climate Change#E03883#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3883 #Member #C#Industry#Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on Organic Farming#E03881#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3881 #Member #C#Industry#Consultation Forum on Access and benefit sharing (ABS)#E03396#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3396 #Member #C#Industry#Commission expert group on Fertilising Products #E01320#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=1320 #Observer #C#Industry#Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on the CAP Strategic Plans and Horizontal Matters#E03877#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3877 #Member #C#Professionals#Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on International Aspects of Agriculture#E03880#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3880 #Member #C#Industry#Advisory Group on Sustainability of Food Systems#E03832#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3832 #Member #C#Industry, SMEs#Working Group on Plant Health#Working Group on Seeds and Propagating Material#Animal Health Advisory Comittee

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    - Exhibition ''Integrated Pest Management: Working with Nature'' together with our partners PAN Europe and IOBC.
    - Position Paper on IBMA approach to revise procedures via the Review clause (Article 82) or alternative amendment of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 for the EU authorisation of Low-risk Active Substances and bringing Low-risk Products to the market in EU Member States. (available on our website).
    - IBMA Copa Cogeca Roadmap
    - IBMA White Paper
    - IBMA IFOAM Roadmap
    ...

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    11 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.

    • Date 12 Dec 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Sustainable use of pesticides
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Attending
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Jan 2023 Location Brussles
      Subject VTC meeting on the proposal for a regulation on the sustainable use of plant-protection products (SUR)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Stella Kyriakides
      Portfolio Health
      Attending
      • Giorgios Rossides (Cabinet member)
      • Roberto Reig Rodrigo (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Nov 2022 Location Video-call
      Subject Sustainable use of pesticides
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Feb 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Reducing the use and risk of chemical pesticides
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Feb 2022 Location Virtual meeting
      Subject Biocontrol and importance for sustainable agriculture
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      Attending
      • Joanna Stawowy (Cabinet member)
      • Jorge Pinto Antunes (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Dec 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject VTC Meeting: Revision of the Sustainable Use of pesticides Directive and biocontrols
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Stella Kyriakides
      Portfolio Health
      Attending
      • Roberto Reig Rodrigo (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Oct 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Biopesticides
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Jun 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject VC Meeting on Farm to Fork Strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Stella Kyriakides
      Portfolio Health
      Attending
      • Stella Kyriakides (Commissioner)
    • Date 09 Jun 2020 Location Video meeting
      Subject To discuss bioprotection and organic food production as an element of European Green Deal, possible actions towards the sustainable and restorative agriculture.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Agne Razmislaviciute-Palioniene (Cabinet member)
      • Virginijus Sinkevičius (Commissioner)
    • Date 15 Apr 2020 Location Brussels - video conference
      Subject Green Deal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Jun 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Low-risk biological PPPs
      DG Health and Food Safety
      Attending
      • Anne Bucher (Director-General)
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