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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)

3.75 Fte (6)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info


    EU Transparency Register

    58969291154-50 First registered on 17 Feb 2009

    Goals / Remit

    SURFRIDER FOUNDATION EUROPE is a non-profit organisation whose purpose is to protect and showcase the importance of lakes, rivers, the ocean, waves, and coastlines. It currently has over 13,000 members and is active across 13 European countries through its volunteer-run branches. Surfrider Europe was created in 1990 by a group of surfers who wanted to preserve their playground. Grass-roots activism to protect our oceans and coasts is at the core of the organisation. For more than 30 years, Surfrider Foundation Europe has been taking action as a recognized authority in three areas of expertise: marine litter, water quality and public health, coastal management and climate change. Volunteers engaging in local activism are the driving force of Surfrider. Whether they are running local volunteer branches or taking part in the environmental campaigns of the organisation, they are Surfrider’s strongest presence in the field.

    Main EU files targeted

    Marine Strategy Framework directive
    Circular Economy, marine litter, including single-use plastics and microplastics, Plastics Strategy, waste directives, product policy, packaging and packaging waste Directive and proposal for a regulation, textile strategy
    EU policy framework on biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics
    Empowering citizens in the green transition, Green Claims
    Green Deal and relevant associated initiatives for ocean protection: Climate law, Biodiviersity strategy, Farm to fork strategy, Strategy for Adaptation to climate change, Zero Pollution Plan, etc.
    Water legislation: Bathing water directive, Water Framework directive, waste water treatment directive, drinking water directive, list of surface and ground water pollutants
    Nature Restoration Law
    Ocean governance
    Shipping (Erika Package, ship source pollution Directive, etc)
    Offshore safety directive


    Head Office
    Allée de Moura, 33
    BIARRITZ 64200
    EU Office
    Rue d'Edimbourg 26


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    3 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 02 Mar 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Gaelle HAUT 18 Oct 2023 17 Oct 2024
    Ms Lucille LABAYLE 31 May 2023 30 May 2024
    Ms Lucie PADOVANI 27 May 2023 24 May 2024
    Ms Cinta SERRAS SOLIVA 21 Apr 2023 25 Jan 2024
    Ms Gaelle HAUT 11 Jun 2022 10 Jun 2023
    Ms Lucie PADOVANI 11 Jun 2022 27 May 2023
    Ms Lucille LABAYLE 10 Jun 2022 31 May 2023
    Ms Gaelle HAUT 28 May 2020 28 May 2021
    Ms Prokofyeva YANA 06 Feb 2020 06 Feb 2021
    Ms Annette GRAVIER 21 Dec 2019 29 Nov 2020
    Ms Antidia CITORES 27 Nov 2019 27 Nov 2020
    Mr Louis DIDELLE 15 Oct 2019 14 Mar 2020
    Ms Gaëlle Haut 30 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2020
    Ms Justine Maillot 20 Nov 2018 07 Aug 2019
    Mr Jacques BEALL 03 Jan 2018 19 Dec 2018
    Ms Justine Maillot 22 Nov 2017 20 Nov 2018
    Ms Cristina Barreau 05 Aug 2017 04 Aug 2018
    Ms Diane Beaumenay Joannet 03 Aug 2017 02 Aug 2018
    Ms Antidia Citores Suarez 02 Aug 2017 01 Aug 2018
    Ms Gaëlle Haut 02 Aug 2017 01 Aug 2018
    Ms Justine GUINY 20 Mar 2017 01 Oct 2017
    Ms Antidia Citores Suarez 13 Sep 2016 02 Aug 2017
    Ms Gaëlle Haut 13 Sep 2016 02 Aug 2017
    Ms Cristina Barreau 13 Sep 2016 05 Aug 2017
    Ms Diane Beaumenay Joannet 13 Sep 2016 03 Aug 2017
    Mr Florent MARCOUX 10 Oct 2015 08 Oct 2016
    Ms Diane Beaumenay Joannet 09 Oct 2015 14 Sep 2016
    Ms Antidia Citores Suarez 14 Jul 2015 10 Jul 2016
    Ms Gaëlle Haut 14 Jul 2015 10 Jul 2016
    Mr François Piccione 29 Apr 2015 27 Oct 2015
    Ms Diane Beaumenay Joannet 11 Mar 2015 09 Sep 2015
    Ms Elodie Bernollin 26 Feb 2015 12 Jul 2015
    Mr Werner Latournald 19 Sep 2014 12 Feb 2015
    Mr Mathieu Rama 18 Sep 2014 17 Jan 2015
    Ms Antidia Citores Suarez 26 Jun 2014 24 Jun 2015
    Ms Gaëlle Haut 26 Jun 2014 24 Jun 2015
    Ms Cristina Barreau 26 Jun 2014 24 Jun 2015
    Ms Antidia Citores Suarez 24 Apr 2013 23 Apr 2014
    Ms Gaëlle Haut 18 Apr 2013 17 Apr 2014
    Ms Cristina Barreau 18 Apr 2013 17 Apr 2014

    Complementary Information

    3 staff in Brussels.
    3 staffs involved at 25% in activities covered by the register
    Other staff, including in Spain and France, are sporadically involved in work covered by the register on the implementation of EU law at national level.

    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


    Ocean and Climate Platform (founding member)
    Seas At Risk
    Green Sport Hub (founding member)
    HFO Free Arctic
    Be Med (founding member)
    Rethink Plastic Alliance (founding member)
    Break free from Plastics international movement
    EDC Free
    Asociacion Española de Basuras marinas
    France Nature Environnement
    Alianza Residuo Cero
    Alianza Mar Blava

    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

    Other, EU funding, Grants, Donations

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant European Commisssion LOG 400,000€
    Grant Erasmus + 58,219€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant Erasmus plus 28,519€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF)#E02869# #Member #C#Industry#Zero Pollution Stakeholder Platform#E03790# #Member #C#Civil society#Commission Expert Group on the Implementation of the Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC)#E02936# #Observer #C#Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Ocean Week organized every year
    Blue Up 2024! and It's Bluedy Time Europe consultation
    Participation to the Our Ocean conference, UNFCC COPs and UNEA, World Oceans Day
    Global Plastic Treaty
    Ocean Mission
    Ocean Initiatives
    European week for waste reduction
    Outreach campaigns on plastics, including microplastics: The Drop social media campaign, Plastic pellet loss report, Plastic Fake Outs infographics, report on the implementation of EU legislation on plastic bags, good practice guides on plastic bags, white paper on water bottles, report on media filter losses (in water treatment stations)
    Ocean Campus platform on Ocean literacy
    Campaign #DrillingIsKilling against offshore drilling in the EU
    Participation to the events by SEArica Intergroup at the EP
    EurOcean Youth

    Other activities

    Antidia Citores from Surfrider Europe is a member of the Mission Starfish.

  • Meetings


    16 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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