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Overview

Lobbying Costs

1,500,000€ - 1,749,999€

Financial year: Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

15 Fte (15)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

6

High-level Commission meetings

119

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    SMEunited aisbl   (SMEunited)

    EU Transparency Register

    55820581197-35 First registered on 20 Feb 2009

    Goals / Remit

    SMEunited is the employer’s organisation representing the interests of European crafts, trades and SMEs at EU level. As the European SME umbrella organisation, SMEunited incorporates more than 65 member organisations consisting of national cross-sectorial SME federations, European branch federations and other associate members, which support the SME family. Across the whole of Europe, SMEunited represents over 12 million enterprises with nearly 55 million employees.

    The main objectives of SMEunited include:

    - Monitoring the EU policy and legislative process and keeping its members informed on all matters of European Union policy of relevance to crafts, trades and SMEs
    - Representing and promoting the interests, needs and opinions of its member organisations to the EU institutions and other international organisations
    - Supporting its members academically, technically and legally on all areas of EU policy
    - Supporting the idea of European integration and contributing to (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    In principle all policies and all legislative files that can have an influence on SMEs.
    To have an update on these please consult our website: www.smeunited.eu
    SMEunited endeavours to ensure that the interests of crafts and SMEs are taken into account in all legislation that has an impact on them. The key legislative areas in which SMEunited is active include:- Economic and fiscal policy ;- Education and vocational training (lifelong learning, recognition and transparency of qualifications, EIT);- Employment and social affairs (European Social Dialogue, labour law, social protection, social inclusion);- Enterprise policy (standardisation);- Environmental policy (sustainable development, chemicals, waste policy, energy policy, climate change);- Internal market and legal affairs (better regulation, consumer protection, IPR, company law, );- Regional policy and structural funds;- Sectoral policies (construction, healthcare, foodstuffs, retail, tourism, transport);

    Address

    Head Office
    Rue Jacques de Lalaingstraat 4
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Rue Jacques de Lalaingstraat 4
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    15

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%15

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    15

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    6 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 04 Oct 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Valentina GUERRA 01 Jun 2022 31 May 2023
    Veronique WILLEMS 21 May 2022 19 May 2023
    Ms Natalia RICHARDSON 30 Apr 2022 28 Apr 2023
    Ms Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 06 Apr 2022 05 Apr 2023
    Ms Sophia ZAKARI 22 Mar 2022 21 Mar 2023
    Mr Luc Hendrickx 22 Mar 2022 21 Mar 2023
    Mr Luc Hendrickx 25 Feb 2020 24 Feb 2021
    Mr Guido LENA 12 Feb 2020 28 Feb 2021
    Ms Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 10 Sep 2019 09 Sep 2020
    Ms Katarzyna Ewa KOZIOL 21 Feb 2019 20 Feb 2020
    Mr Guido LENA 21 Feb 2019 20 Feb 2020
    Mr Luc Hendrickx 07 Feb 2019 29 Feb 2020
    Ms Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 08 Sep 2018 30 Sep 2019
    Ms Katre RUGO 07 Jul 2018 05 Jul 2019
    Mr Luc Hendrickx 03 Jan 2018 15 Dec 2018
    Mr Arnold DE BOER 03 Jan 2018 18 Dec 2018
    Veronique WILLEMS 01 Oct 2017 21 Sep 2018
    Ms Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 19 Sep 2017 18 Sep 2018
    Ms Chiara Aprea 08 Sep 2017 05 Sep 2018
    Mr Luc Hendrickx 07 Jan 2017 05 Jan 2018
    Mr Arnold DE BOER 07 Jan 2017 05 Jan 2018
    Ms Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 13 Sep 2016 07 Sep 2017
    Ms Chiara Aprea 13 Sep 2016 07 Sep 2017
    Mr Arnold DE BOER 27 Jan 2016 25 Jan 2017
    Mr Luc Hendrickx 21 Jan 2016 20 Jan 2017
    Ms Chiara Aprea 12 Sep 2015 10 Sep 2016
    Ms Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 11 Sep 2015 09 Sep 2016
    Ms Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 22 Feb 2014 14 Feb 2015
    Ms Helen Anneliese HOFFMANN 19 Feb 2014 14 Feb 2015
    Ms Chiara Aprea 20 Sep 2014 18 Sep 2015
    Mrs Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 22 Feb 2014 14 Feb 2015
    Mrs Helen Anneliese HOFFMANN 19 Feb 2014 14 Feb 2015
    Mrs Sabine ERKENS 19 Feb 2014 14 Feb 2015
    Mrs Sabine ERKENS 20 Feb 2013 18 Feb 2014
    Mrs Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 15 Feb 2013 12 Feb 2014
    Mrs Helen Anneliese HOFFMANN 14 Feb 2013 12 Feb 2014
    Mrs Dora SZENTPALY 14 Feb 2013 12 Feb 2014
    Mrs Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 07 Dec 2012 07 Feb 2013
    Mrs Helen Anneliese HOFFMANN 07 Dec 2012 07 Feb 2013
    Mrs Sabine ERKENS 20 Oct 2012 07 Feb 2013
    Mrs Dora SZENTPALY 16 Oct 2012 07 Feb 2013
    Mrs Dora SZENTPALY 24 Jan 2012 31 Oct 2012
    Mrs Sabine ERKENS 24 Jan 2012 31 Oct 2012
    Mr Andrea BENASSI 01 Feb 2012 31 Jan 2013
    Mrs Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 20 Dec 2011 31 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

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    SBS aisbl (Small Business Standards): www.sbs-sme.eu

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    1,500,000€ - 1,749,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Stakeholder consultation group for the Fitness Check of EU consumer and marketing law #E03423#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3423 #Member #C#SMEs#Commission expert group "Industrial Forum"#E03743#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3743 #Member #C#SMEs#Network of SME Envoys#E02666#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2666 #Observer #C#SMEs#Commission Expert Group on implementing Directive (EU) 2019/1152 on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union#E03694#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3694 #Observer #C#SMEs#Rural Network's Steering Group#E03278#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3278 #Member #C#SMEs#Competent Authorities for Biocidal Products (Regulation (EU) No 528/2012)#E03125#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3125 #Observer #C#SMEs#Consumer Policy Advisory Group#E03750#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3750 #Member #C#SMEs#Commission's Expert Group on Sustainable Consumption and Production#E00470#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=470 #Member #C#SMEs#Environmental Footprint transition phase#Working Group on Digital Education: Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA)#E03787#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3787 #Member #C#SMEs#Expert Group on Land Transport Security#E02821#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2821 #Observer #C#Industry#Rural Network's Assembly#E03277#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3277 #Member #C#SMEs#Leader and Community-Led Local Development#Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health#E00860#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=860 #Member #C#SMEs#Working Group on Plant Health#Working Group on Seeds and Propagating Material#Animal Health Advisory Committee#Advisory Committee for Vocational Training#X01803#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=1803 #Member #C#Industry, SMEs#CDG Rural Development#E03201#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3201 #Member #C#SMEs#Multistakeholder expert group to support the application of Regulation (EU) 2016/679#E03537#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3537 #Member #C#SMEs#Expert group on European Quality assurance in Vocational Education and Training #E02415#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2415 #Member #C#SMEs#Competent Authorities for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals (REACH) and Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP)#E02385#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2385 #Observer #C#SMEs#VAT Expert Group#E02813#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2813 #Member #C#SMEs#Euro Cash Advisory Group#E00261#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=261 #Member #C#SMEs#Informal Green Public Procurement Advisory Group #E00453#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=453 #Member #C#SMEs#Platform for Tax Good Governance, Aggressive Tax Planning and Double Taxation#E02897#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2897 #Member #C#SMEs#Expert Group for Agricultural Markets, in particular concerning aspects falling under the single CMO Regulation#E02730#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2730 #Not a member #C#Professionals#Subgroup on contingency plan for ensuring food supply and food security#European Qualifications Framework Advisory Group#E02107#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2107 #Member #C#SMEs#EU VAT Forum#E02845#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2845 #Member #C#SMEs#PLATFORM ON SUSTAINABLE FINANCE#X03731#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3731 #Member #C#SMEs#Data and usability #FIT FOR FUTURE PLATFORM#E03729#Willems Véronique#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3729 #Member #B#SMEs#Working Group on Cosmetic Products#E01302#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=1302 #Member #C#Industry#WG COS - Sub-group Claims#WG COS - Borderlines#WG COS - Sub-group on Annex I #WG COS - Sub-group on Definition of Nanomaterial #WG COS - CPNP maintenance group meeting #WG COS - Sub- group on Annex III#High Level Roundtable on the implementation of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability#E03757#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3757 #Member #C#SMEs#Expert Group Economic Migration #E03253#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3253 #Member #C#SMEs#Advisory Committee on equal opportunities for women and men#E01238#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=1238 #Member #C#SMEs#Europass Advisory Group#E03613#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3613 #Member #C#Industry, SMEs#CDG CAP#E03192#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3192 #Member #C#SMEs#Consumer Safety Network #E00935#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=935 #Observer #C#Industry, SMEs#Medical Device Coordination Group#X03565#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3565 #Observer #C#Industry, SMEs#13 - Annex XVI #Working group on Adult learning  -  opening up opportunities for all#E03797#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3797 #Member #C#SMEs#Dialogue with CPR partners 2021-2027 - Group of experts on the funds established by Regulation (EU) No 2021/1060 of the European Parliament and of the Council#E03802#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3802 #Member #C#Civil society, Professionals, SMEs#Working Group on Vocational Education and Training and the Green Transition#E03798#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3798 #Member #C#Professionals, SMEs

    Groups (European Parliament)

    SME

    Other activities

    SMEunited endeavours to ensure that the interests of crafts and SMEs are taken into account in all legislation that has an impact on them. Some of the key legislative areas in which SMEunited is active include:

    - Economic and fiscal policy (Lisbon strategy, macroeconomic policy, taxation)
    - Education and vocational training (lifelong learning, recognition and transparency of qualifications, EIT)
    - Employment and social affairs (European Social Dialogue, labour law, social protection, social inclusion)
    - Enterprise policy (access to finance, standardisation, CSR, R&D)
    - Environmental policy (sustainable development, chemicals, waste policy, energy policy, climate change)
    - Internal market and legal affairs (better regulation, services, consumer protection, IPR, company law, State aid)
    - Regional policy and structural funds
    - Sectoral policies (construction, healthcare, foodstuffs, retail, tourism, transport)
    In addition to the list above SMEunited is also represented in the following committees:
    - EMAS Consultative Committee
    - Second phase of the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG)
    - High Level Industrial Round Table
    - European Social Fund Committee
    - European Retail Payments Board + its working group on instant payments
    - ET 2020 Working Group on Vocational Education and Training (WG) Innovation and Digitalisation: Boosting high-quality Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher VET
    - European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    119 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.

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