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Overview

Lobbying Costs

80,000€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.25 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

2

High-level Commission meetings

1

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    KDC Group

    EU Transparency Register

    61008951870-83 First registered on 22 Jun 2009

    Goals / Remit

    N-square is a boutique consultancy that aims to provide its clients lobbying and policy advice, especially in the Internet and telecoms sectors. Square-up agency offers tailor-made communication services. Both departments are part of KDC group.

    Main EU files targeted

    * Digital Services Act - Regulation (EU) 2022/2065 on a Single Market For Digital Services and amending Directive 2000/31/EC;
    * Digital Markets Act - Regulation (EU) 2022/1925 on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector and amending Directives (EU) 2019/1937 and (EU) 2020/1828;
    * European Media Freedom Act - Proposal for a regulation establishing a common framework for media services in the internal market and amending Directive 2010/13/EU;
    * Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market - Directive (EU) 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market and amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC;
    * Database Directive - Directive 96/9/EC on the legal protection of databases;
    * Information Society Directive - Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society;
    * Geoblocking Regulation - Regulation (EU) 2018/302 on addressing unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market and amending Regulations (EC) No 2006/2004 and (EU) 2017/2394 and Directive 2009/22/EC;
    * e-Commerce Directive - Directive 2000/31/EC on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market;
    * Audiovisual Media Services Directive - Directive (EU) 2018/1808 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 November 2018 amending Directive 2010/13/EU on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services (Audiovisual Media Services Directive) in view of changing market realities;
    * Open Internet Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2015/2120);
    * Connectivity Infrastructure Act;
    * Broadband Cost Reduction Directive - Directive 2014/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on measures to reduce the cost of deploying high-speed electronic communications networks Text with EEA relevance;
    * Data Act - Proposal for a Regulation on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data;
    * Data Governance Act - Proposal for a Regulation on European data governance;
    * P2B Regulation - Regulation (EU) 2019/1150 on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services
    * Artificial Intelligence Act - Proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence and amending certain unioin legislative acts;
    * Open Data Directive (PSI) - Directive (EU) 2019/1024 on open data and the re-use of public sector information;
    * Digital Content Directive - Directive (EU) 2019/770 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services;
    * Enforcement Directive - Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights;
    * Portability Regulation - Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 on cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market;
    * Right to repair;
    * Fair Share Initiative

    Address

    Head Office
    Kreupelstraat, 33
    Dilbeek 1703
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Kreupelstraat, 33
    Dilbeek 1703
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    2

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%1
    50%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1.25

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 23 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Caroline DE COCK 17 Feb 2024 14 Feb 2025
    Herman RUCIC 17 Feb 2024 14 Feb 2025
    Ms Caroline DE COCK 17 Feb 2024 15 Apr 2024
    Mr Herman RUCIC 17 Feb 2024 15 Apr 2024
    Ms Caroline DE COCK 09 Feb 2023 09 Feb 2024
    Mr Herman RUCIC 09 Feb 2023 09 Feb 2024
    Mr Herman RUCIC 03 Jul 2019 01 Jul 2020
    Ms Caroline DE COCK 03 Jul 2019 01 Jul 2020
    Ms Caroline DE COCK 10 Jul 2018 03 Jul 2019
    Mr Herman RUCIC 07 Jul 2018 03 Jul 2019
    Mr Herman RUCIC 20 Jul 2017 06 Jul 2018
    Ms Caroline DE COCK 20 Jul 2017 06 Jul 2018
    Ms Caroline DE COCK 07 Jun 2016 03 Jun 2017
    Mr Herman RUCIC 03 Jun 2016 03 Jun 2017
    Mr Herman RUCIC 27 Jun 2015 04 Jun 2016
    Ms Caroline DE COCK 27 Jun 2015 07 Jun 2016
    Ms Caroline DE COCK 28 Aug 2014 27 Jun 2015
    Mr Herman RUCIC 28 Aug 2014 27 Jun 2015
    Mrs Caroline De Cock 28 Aug 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mr Herman RUCIC 12 Jun 2013 11 Jun 2014
    Ms Caroline DE COCK 12 Jun 2013 11 Jun 2014
    Ms Caroline DE COCK 18 Dec 2012 17 Jun 2013
    Ms Caroline DE COCK 02 Mar 2012 18 Dec 2012
    Mr Herman RUCIC 12 Dec 2012 17 Jun 2013
    Mr Herman RUCIC 17 Jan 2012 12 Dec 2012
    Caroline DE COCK 02 Mar 2012 15 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

    Category

    Professional consultancies

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    None declared

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Advances interests of their clients

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    80,000€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Clients for closed financial year

    Clients list
    NameProposalAmount
    Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) * Digital Single Market measures as they pertain to copyright (e.g. DSA, EMFA) 25,000€ - 49,999€
    Google * Gigabit Act 25,000€ - 49,999€
    information labs * Digital Single Market measures (e.g. DCDSM, EMFA, AI Act, Fair Share) 0€ - 10,000€
    coalition for creativity * Digital Single Market measures as they pertain to copyright (e.g. DCDSM, DSA, EMFA, AI Act) 0€ - 10,000€
    international federation of library associations and institutions (ifla) * Support in the area of EU policy on education, research and innovation and access to knowledge and culture 0€ - 10,000€

    Clients for current financial year

    Clients list
    Name
    Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA)
    international federation of library associations and institutions (ifla)
    information labs
    Google
    coalition for creativity

    Other financial info

    N-square runs the Information Labs initiative (https://informationlabs.org/about/)
    N-square manages the secretariat of the Coalition for Creativity (C4C)

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    N-square runs the Information Labs initiative (https://informationlabs.org/about/)

    Other activities

    Responses to consultations, participation in public hearings and panels, organisation of events, meetings with MEPs and EU officials.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    1 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 21 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Heidi Jern (Cabinet member)
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