Stichting Free Press Unlimited

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Overview

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 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.5 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

8

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Stichting Free Press Unlimited   (FPU)

    EU Transparency Register

    244060929225-74 First registered on 07 Dec 2017

    Goals / Remit

    Stichting Free Press Unlimited is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Free Press Unlimited’s mission is to ensure that impartial news and information are available to people across the globe, particularly in countries where there is no to little press freedom. By supporting local media professionals and journalists, Free Press Unlimited aims to help people gain access to the information they need to survive and develop.

    Main EU files targeted

    European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), EU Guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline, Eastern Partnership – 20 Deliverables for 2020 (strategic communications), EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy, EU Action Plan on Disinformation, EU Mechanism on Democracy, the Rule of Law and Human Rights, Digital Services Act

    Address

    Head Office
    Weesperstraat 3
    Amsterdam 1018 DN
    NETHERLANDS
    EU Office
    Weesperstraat 3
    Amsterdam 1018 DN
    NETHERLANDS

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    2

    Employment timeLobbyists
    25%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    0.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

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

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Jessica Machacova 29 Nov 2019 04 Oct 2020

    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

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Global Forum for Media Development (https://gfmd.info/en/site/members/198/Free-Press-Unlimited.htm)

    IFEX (https://ifex.org/members)

    Council of Europe Platform for the Protection of Journalists and Safety (https://www.coe.int/en/web/media-freedom/the-platform)

    HRDN / Human Rights and Democracy Network (https://hrdn.eu/about-us/members/)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    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

    22,811,675€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Donations, EU funding, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution Government subsidies 14,705,171€
    Grant Various EU grants 1,500,000€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    None

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    8 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 23 Nov 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject European Media Freedom Act, anti-SLAPP, safety of journalists
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
    • Date 12 May 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Media Pluralism
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Renate Nikolay (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Nov 2020 Location videoconference
      Subject Keynote speech at Free Press Live 2020
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
    • Date 28 Oct 2020 Location videoconference
      Subject EDAP, Media freedom, Media pluralism
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Jun 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Broad introduction to Media Freedom Rapid Response
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Apr 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Freedom of press and rights of journalists
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
      • Simona Constantin (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 Feb 2020 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Media freedom
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Marie Frenay (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Nov 2019 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Whistleblowers
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Kevin O'Connell (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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