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Overview

Lobbying Costs

1,250,000€ - 1,499,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

14 Fte (14)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

11

High-level Commission meetings

154

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

    14

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%14

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    14

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    11 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 14 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mathilde CREGUT 16 Feb 2024 14 Feb 2025
    Valentina GUERRA 06 Jun 2023 05 Jun 2024
    Katja HEINE 16 Feb 2024 14 Feb 2025
    Fabian HAYBACH 10 Feb 2024 07 Feb 2025
    Petri SALMINEN 10 Feb 2024 07 Feb 2025
    Andreas BRIEGER 16 Feb 2024 14 Feb 2025
    Doris RABETGE 06 Dec 2023 05 Dec 2024
    Julien BOURGEOIS 17 Nov 2023 15 Nov 2024
    Sophia ZAKARI 23 Mar 2024 02 Oct 2024
    Boglarka KIRALY 16 Feb 2024 14 Feb 2025
    Veronique WILLEMS 21 Jun 2023 19 Jun 2024
    Ms Sophia ZAKARI 23 Mar 2024 02 Apr 2024
    Ms Mathilde CREGUT 16 Feb 2024 02 Apr 2024
    Ms Katja HEINE 16 Feb 2024 02 Apr 2024
    Mr Andreas BRIEGER 16 Feb 2024 02 Apr 2024
    Ms Boglarka KIRALY 16 Feb 2024 02 Apr 2024
    Mr Fabian HAYBACH 10 Feb 2024 02 Apr 2024
    Mr Petri SALMINEN 10 Feb 2024 02 Apr 2024
    Ms Doris RABETGE 06 Dec 2023 02 Apr 2024
    Mr Julien BOURGEOIS 17 Nov 2023 02 Apr 2024
    Ms Mathilde CREGUT 10 Oct 2023 16 Feb 2024
    Ms Natalia RICHARDSON 22 Jun 2023 06 Dec 2023
    Ms Veronique WILLEMS 21 Jun 2023 02 Apr 2024
    Ms Valentina GUERRA 06 Jun 2023 02 Apr 2024
    Ms Sophia ZAKARI 15 Mar 2023 15 Mar 2024
    Mr Luc Hendrickx 15 Mar 2023 06 Dec 2023
    Ms Boglarka KIRALY 23 Feb 2023 16 Feb 2024
    Mr Andreas BRIEGER 24 Jan 2023 24 Jan 2024
    Ms Valentina GUERRA 01 Jun 2022 01 Jun 2023
    Veronique WILLEMS 21 May 2022 20 May 2023
    Ms Natalia RICHARDSON 30 Apr 2022 29 Apr 2023
    Ms Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 06 Apr 2022 06 Apr 2023
    Ms Sophia ZAKARI 22 Mar 2022 15 Mar 2023
    Mr Luc Hendrickx 22 Mar 2022 15 Mar 2023
    Mr Luc Hendrickx 25 Feb 2020 25 Feb 2021
    Mr Guido LENA 12 Feb 2020 01 Mar 2021
    Ms Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 10 Sep 2019 10 Sep 2020
    Ms Katarzyna Ewa KOZIOL 21 Feb 2019 09 Feb 2020
    Mr Guido LENA 21 Feb 2019 12 Feb 2020
    Mr Luc Hendrickx 07 Feb 2019 25 Feb 2020
    Ms Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 08 Sep 2018 10 Sep 2019
    Ms Katre RUGO 07 Jul 2018 08 Sep 2018
    Mr Luc Hendrickx 03 Jan 2018 16 Dec 2018
    Mr Arnold DE BOER 03 Jan 2018 09 Nov 2018
    Veronique WILLEMS 01 Oct 2017 22 Sep 2018
    Ms Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 19 Sep 2017 08 Sep 2018
    Ms Chiara Aprea 08 Sep 2017 06 Sep 2018
    Mr Luc Hendrickx 07 Jan 2017 03 Jan 2018
    Mr Arnold DE BOER 07 Jan 2017 03 Jan 2018
    Ms Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 13 Sep 2016 08 Sep 2017
    Ms Chiara Aprea 13 Sep 2016 08 Sep 2017
    Mr Arnold DE BOER 27 Jan 2016 07 Jan 2017
    Mr Luc Hendrickx 21 Jan 2016 07 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 15 Feb 2015
    Ms Helen Anneliese HOFFMANN 19 Feb 2014 15 Feb 2015
    Ms Chiara Aprea 20 Sep 2014 12 Sep 2015
    Mrs Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 22 Feb 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mrs Helen Anneliese HOFFMANN 19 Feb 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mrs Sabine ERKENS 19 Feb 2014 17 Sep 2014
    Mrs Sabine ERKENS 20 Feb 2013 19 Feb 2014
    Mrs Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 15 Feb 2013 13 Feb 2014
    Mrs Helen Anneliese HOFFMANN 14 Feb 2013 13 Feb 2014
    Mrs Dora SZENTPALY 14 Feb 2013 13 Feb 2014
    Mrs Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 07 Dec 2012 08 Feb 2013
    Mrs Helen Anneliese HOFFMANN 07 Dec 2012 08 Feb 2013
    Mrs Sabine ERKENS 20 Oct 2012 08 Feb 2013
    Mrs Dora SZENTPALY 16 Oct 2012 08 Feb 2013
    Mrs Dora SZENTPALY 24 Jan 2012 16 Oct 2012
    Mrs Sabine ERKENS 24 Jan 2012 20 Oct 2012
    Mr Andrea BENASSI 01 Feb 2012 08 Feb 2013
    Mrs Liliane VOLOZINSKIS 20 Dec 2011 09 Dec 2012

    Complementary Information

    - All staff involved are in one way or the other involved in the activities, even the secretariat.

    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
    EWE (Early Warning Europe): https://www.earlywarningeurope.eu/
    ASMoRAlliance for Sustainable Management of Chemical Risk: https://asmor.eu/members
    CII – Cross Industry Initiative (https://www.cii-reach-osh.eu/members.html)

    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

    1,250,000€ - 1,499,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Grant Grant Agreement SI2.839861 SBS/2021-01 – Workprogramme 2022 FPA/SBS/GROW/2017 150,877€
    Grant EC Grant Agreement for an action under prerogatives and specific competencies agreement nr -VS/2020/0004 868€
    Grant Grant Agreement Project 101051702 - Support2SME4SD 53,818€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    1,250,000€ - 1,499,999€

    Other financial info

    The declared costs are the operating charges of our organisation in 2022.They cover a full year of operations and refer to the most recent financial year closed 2022. They include staff costs, office expenditure and any other expenses related to our interest representation activities in 2022.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission's Expert Group on Circular Economy and Sustainable Production and Consumption#E00470#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=470 #Member #C#SMEs#Environmental Footprint transition phase#Informal Green Public Procurement Advisory Group #E00453#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=453 #Member #C#SMEs#FIT FOR FUTURE PLATFORM#E03729#Willems Véronique#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3729 #Member #B#SMEs#Medical Device Coordination Group#X03565#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3565 #Observer #C#Industry, SMEs#13 - Annex XVI #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?lang=en&groupID=3757 #Member #C#SMEs#Expert Group Economic Migration #E03253#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3253 #Member #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?lang=en&groupID=3694 #Observer #C#SMEs#High Level expert Group on energy-intensive industries#E03326#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3326 #Not a member #C#SMEs#Working Group on Chemical Industry#Commission Expert Group on Transposition of directive 2022/2041 on adequate minimum wages#E03893#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3893 #Observer #C#Industry#Working group on Adult learning  -  opening up opportunities for all#E03797#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3797 #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?lang=en&groupID=2897 #Member #C#SMEs#Europass Advisory Group#E03613#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3613 #Member #C#Industry, 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?lang=en&groupID=3537 #Member #C#SMEs#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#SMEs#Animal Health Advisory Comittee#Working Group on Plant Health#Working Group on Seeds and Propagating Material#Expert Group on Land Transport Security#E02821#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=2821 #Observer #C#Industry#Expert group on European Quality assurance in Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET)#E02415#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=2415 #Member #C#SMEs#Network of SME Envoys#E02666#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=2666 #Observer #C#SMEs#SME Envoy Sherpas#Advisory Committee on equal opportunities for women and men#E01238#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=1238 #Member #C#SMEs#Working Group on Digital Education: Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA)#E03787#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3787 #Member #C#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?lang=en&groupID=3798 #Member #C#Professionals, 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?lang=en&groupID=3802 #Member #C#Civil society, Professionals, 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?lang=en&groupID=2385 #Observer #C#SMEs#Commission expert group on climate change policy #E03590#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3590 #Member #C#SMEs#Working Group on Cosmetic Products#E01302#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=1302 #Member #C#Industry#WG COS - Sub-group Claims#WG COS - Borderlines#Euro Cash Advisory Group#E00261#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=261 #Member #C#SMEs#Commission expert group "Industrial Forum"#E03743#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3743 #Member #C#SMEs#Consumer Policy Advisory Group#E03750#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3750 #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?lang=en&groupID=3125 #Observer #C#SMEs#European Qualifications Framework Advisory Group#E02107#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=2107 #Member #C#SMEs#PLATFORM ON SUSTAINABLE FINANCE#X03731#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3731 #Member #C#SMEs#Usability and data #HIGH-LEVEL FORUM ON EUROPEAN STANDARDISATION#E03874#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3874 #Member #C#Industry#SHERPA sub-group of the group of experts ‘High-Level Forum on European Standardisation’#Consumer Safety Network #E00935#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=935 #Observer #C#Industry, SMEs#Advisory Committee on Vocational Training#X01803#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=1803 #Observer #C#Industry, SMEs#Innovation Fund Expert Group#E03593#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3593 #Member #C#SMEs

    Groups (European Parliament)

    SME

    Communication activities

    See our website www.smeunited.eu under
    publications: https://www.smeunited.eu/publications
    events: https://www.smeunited.eu/events
    projects: https://www.smeunited.eu/projects

    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

    154 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.

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