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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 Fte (6)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

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    EU Transparency Register

    809274824592-30 First registered on 09 Dec 2016

    Goals / Remit

    Our mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict: away from adversarial approaches, toward cooperative solutions.

    Although the world is overly polarized and violence is much too prevalent, we remain essentially optimistic. Our view is that, on the whole, history is moving in positive directions. Although some of the conflicts we are currently dealing with may seem intractable, there are successful examples of cooperative conflict resolution that we can look to for inspiration - such as in South Africa, where an unjust system was transformed through negotiations and an inclusive peace process.

    Our vision is of a world in which: • Individuals, organisations, governments and societies respond to their differences in non-adversarial ways - where those differences stimulate social progress, rather than precipitate violence. • The predominant approach to conflict is to reach out to cooperate with those we disagree with - where reconciliation is considered the (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    European Commission 2023 Work Programme;

    Digitalisation for Development:

    European Consensus on Development;

    General INTPA/EEAS institutional update;

    EU Task Force on UNSCR 1325;

    EU Global Strategy roadmap;

    Critical Raw Materials Act

    Digital Services Act

    Relevant EU policies on peace, security and conflict transformation



    Head Office
    Rue Belliard 205
    Brussels 1040 - 13
    EU Office
    Rue Belliard 205
    Brussels 1040 - 13


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 21 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Charline BURTON 01 Apr 2023 30 Mar 2024
    Ms Rachel FORSTER 21 Mar 2023 21 Mar 2024

    Complementary Information


    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


    European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (
    Human Rights and Democracy Network (
    NGO Federatie (
    FAIB (

    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

    Grants, EU funding

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution United Nations 4,656,969€
    Contribution European Union 9,510,836€
    Contribution Netherlands MFA 3,866,000€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    High-quality research and evidence-based materials to provide information and recommendations, create buy-in to apply sustainable business practices, conflict sensitivity and/or peacebuilding; awareness-raising activities to create public support

    External communication will be done jointly, such as policy recommendations and events.

    Other activities


  • 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: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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