Democratic Society

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Registration as it was on 26 Oct 2022
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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 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

7.75 Fte (9)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

2

High-level Commission meetings

3

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Democratic Society   (Demsoc)

    EU Transparency Register

    413896028403-86 First registered on 20 Sep 2017

    Goals / Remit

    The Democratic Society works for more and better democracy, where people and institutions have the desire, opportunity and confidence to participate together. We work to create opportunities for people to become involved in the decisions that affect their lives and for them to have the skills to do this effectively. We support governments, parliaments and any organisation that wants to involve citizens in decision making to be transparent, open and welcoming of participation. We actively support spaces, places and processes to make this happen.

    Main EU files targeted

    European Citizens Initiative, Open Government, Democratic promotion and citizenship, European elections, democracy transparency, efficient administration, Conference on the Future of Europe.

    Address

    Head Office
    Cantersteen 10
    Bruxelles 1000
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Cantersteen 10
    Bruxelles 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    9

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%6
    75%2
    25%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    7.75

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 29 Jan 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Anthony ZACHARZEWSKI 10 Nov 2022 09 Nov 2023
    Mr Ward DEN DOOVEN 02 Apr 2022 31 Mar 2023
    Ms Sarah VANQUAETHEM 13 Oct 2021 13 Oct 2022
    Ms Laura GALANTE 28 Sep 2021 28 Sep 2022
    Ms Sahajanya BALAGANESH 28 Sep 2021 28 Sep 2022
    Ms Marian CRAMERS 28 Sep 2021 28 Sep 2022
    Mr Anthony ZACHARZEWSKI 28 Sep 2021 28 Sep 2022
    Ms Maison SATGUINE 27 Mar 2019 05 Mar 2020
    Mr Anthony ZACHARZEWSKI 26 Mar 2019 26 Mar 2020
    Ms Namita KAMBLI 23 Mar 2019 01 Apr 2020
    Ms Marian CRAMERS 19 Feb 2019 19 Feb 2020
    Mr Anthony ZACHARZEWSKI 09 Feb 2018 06 Feb 2019
    Ms Cyndee MITCHELL 09 Feb 2018 06 Feb 2019
    Ms Kelly MCBRIDE 09 Feb 2018 06 Feb 2019

    Complementary Information

    We are structured as an AISBL, recently established in Belgium after originally starting up in the UK.

    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

    None

    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

    2,179,455€

    Major funding types in closed year

    EU funding, Other, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution Laudes Foundation 147,232€
    Contribution LIFE programme 160,675€
    Contribution Viable Cities 47,000€
    Contribution Climate KIC 476,000€
    Contribution Scottish Government 63,000€
    Contribution City of Vienna 54,167€
    Contribution European Cultural Foundation 40,000€
    Contribution City of Leuven 50,000€
    Contribution Engage Britain Foundation 287,000€
    Contribution Open Society Foundations 70,000€
    Contribution Demotec 304,000€
    Contribution Renew Europe Group 200,000€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Other activities

    The legal entity of The Democratic Society AISBL in Belgium is the owner of The Democratic Society Ltd which was established in the UK in 2006.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    3 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.

    • Date 30 Jul 2020 Location Brussels - Belgium
      Subject Brainstorming Session on "The State of the Union in 2020: Society and Democracy" - [Via Webex]
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Mary Veronica Tovsak Pleterski (Cabinet member)
      • Fernando Sampedro Marcos (Cabinet member)
      • Bjoern Seibert (Cabinet member)
      • Per Haugaard (Cabinet member)
      • Nicole Dewandre (Cabinet member)
      • Sonia Vila Nunez (Cabinet member)
      • Charmaine Hili (Cabinet member)
      • Olivier Smith (Cabinet member)
      • Maria Luisa Cabral (Cabinet member)
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
      • Valeria Miceli (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 14 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Conference on the Future of Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Dubravka Šuica
      Portfolio Democracy and Demography
      Commission
      • Mattia De Grassi (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Jan 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject eGovernment
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
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