The German Marshall Fund of the United States - The Transatlantic Foundation

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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)

4.75 Fte (9)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

38

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    The German Marshall Fund of the United States - The Transatlantic Foundation   (GMF - TF)

    EU Transparency Register

    823171519707-31 First registered on 27 Nov 2015

    Goals / Remit

    The German Marshall Fund (GMF) and its Brussels-based partner organization, the Transatlantic Foundation (TF), promote greater cooperation and understanding between the United States of America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues. Founded in 1972 as a non-partisan, nonprofit organization through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. GMF works on issues critical to transatlantic interests in the 21st century, including the future of democracy, security and defense, geopolitics and the rise of China, and technology and innovation. By drawing on and fostering a community of people with diverse life experiences and political perspectives, GMF pursues its mission by driving the policy debate through cutting edge analysis and convening, fortifying civil society, and cultivating the next generation of leaders on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Main EU files targeted

    Foreign and security policy, trade/economics, energy security, EU and Europe, the Mediterranean, wider Atlantic, Asia.

    Address

    Head Office
    Residence Palace Rue de la Loi 155
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Residence Palace Rue de la Loi 155
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    9

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%4
    50%2
    25%3

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    4.75

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 25 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Etienne SOULA 25 Feb 2020 25 Feb 2021
    Kadri TASTAN 06 Dec 2019 05 Dec 2020
    Ms Nada KOVALCIKOVA 05 Nov 2019 31 Oct 2020
    Mr Etienne SOULA 19 Dec 2018 19 Dec 2019
    Ms Corinna HÖRST 25 Oct 2018 25 Oct 2019
    Ian LESSSER 23 Oct 2018 23 Oct 2019
    Ms Nada KOVALCIKOVA 20 Oct 2018 01 Nov 2019
    Mr Daniel HEGEDUS 12 Oct 2018 01 Feb 2019
    Ms Angelina SUTALO 12 Oct 2018 01 Nov 2019

    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

    Think tanks and research institutions

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    We are a member of Philea: https://philea.eu/

    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

    23,477,593€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Other, Public financing, Donations, EU funding, Grants, Member's contribution

    Funding types "other" information

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution United States Agency for International Development 4,916,258€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Disinformation

    Communication activities

    The German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Transatlantic Foundation contributes research and analysis and convenes leaders on transatlantic issues relevant to policymakers. It also offers rising leaders opportunities to develop their skills and networks through transatlantic exchange. GMF organizes hundreds of events a year and brings together relevant stakeholders in the areas mentioned above.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    38 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 19 Oct 2023 Location Washington, D.C.
      Subject Transatlantic trade and investment relations, prospect for GSA and CMA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Valdis Dombrovskis (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 24 May 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject EU response to the war in Ukraine
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Margaritis Schinas
      Portfolio Promoting the European Way of Life
      Attending
      • Margaritis Schinas (Vice-President)
    • Date 16 Feb 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Alliance for Securing Democracy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Alejandro Cainzos (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Jan 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject - EU – China relations - Issues related to the EU’s competitiveness
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Zaneta Vegnere (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Jan 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject EU-China relations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Alejandro Cainzos (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Dec 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Defence of Democracy package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Alvaro De Elera (Cabinet member)
      • Wojtek Talko (Cabinet member)
      • Simona Constantin (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Nov 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Defence of Democracy package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Alvaro De Elera (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Oct 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject invitation to an event.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Christiane Canenbley (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 Oct 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject High-level panel on Transatlantic Trends 2022: discussing GMF latest opinion polls on the Transatlantic relationship
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Anthony Agotha (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Jun 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Ukraine relief and reconstruction
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Florentine Hopmeier (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Nov 2021 Location Online
      Subject Trade and Technology Council
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Alejandro Cainzos (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Oct 2021 Location Online
      Subject Digital Services Act, Artificial Intelligence, Trade and Technology Council
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Alejandro Cainzos (Cabinet member)
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Oct 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Tackling disinformation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Daniel Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Sep 2020 Location Video conference
      Subject data protection GDPR
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Attending
      • Lucrezia Busa (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Jul 2020 Location Brussels - Belgium
      Subject High-Level Roundtable Discussion on The State of the Union in 2020 and EU's Global Engagement in a Covid-19 world - [Via Webex]
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
      • Nicole Dewandre (Cabinet member)
      • Brenda Furniere (Cabinet member)
      • Fernando Sampedro Marcos (Cabinet member)
      • Sonia Vila Nunez (Cabinet member)
      • Bjoern Seibert (Cabinet member)
      • Peteris Ustubs (Cabinet member)
      • Valeria Miceli (Cabinet member)
      • Per Haugaard (Cabinet member)
      • Olivier Smith (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 15 Jun 2020 Location Webinar
      Subject Brussels Forum: “Combating disinformation to secure democracy“
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Věra Jourová (Vice-President)
    • Date 17 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Foreign policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Alejandro Cainzos (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Discussion on Turkey
      Cabinet Cabinet of High Representative Josep Borrell Fontelles
      Portfolio High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission
      Attending
      • Baiba Aleksejuka-Tavaresa (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Foresight
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Attending
      • Juraj Nociar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Foresight
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight
      Attending
      • Juraj Nociar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Sep 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Cyber security
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      Attending
      • Ulrik Trolle Smed (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Feb 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject EU-US-China relations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Miguel Ceballos Baron (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject China’s “innovation mercantilism”
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Jul 2018 Location Berlaymont
      Subject Protection of Democracy
      DG Inspire, Debate, Engage and Accelerate Action
      Attending
      • Ann Mettler (Director-General)
    • Date 02 Jul 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject data protection, cyber-security, digital trade and AI
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Vivian Loonela (Cabinet member)
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Mar 2018 Location Brussels, BERL
      Subject Discussion of gender equality and the Future of Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 15 Feb 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Electro-mobility issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Attending
      • Silke Obst (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Transatlantic Digital Policy . Other participants: 4 Members of US Congress and their Congressional Staff
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
      • Tomasz Husak (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Apr 2017 Location Brussels - Berlaymont
      Subject current geopolitical challenhes and the future of Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Christos Stylianides
      Portfolio Humanitarian Aid &amp; Crisis Management
      Attending
      • Philippos Savvides (Cabinet member)
      • Christos Stylianides (Commissioner)
    • Date 18 Apr 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Gender Equality
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President)
    • Date 09 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Migration
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos
      Portfolio Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship
      Attending
      • Sofia Asteriadi (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Jan 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Preparation GMF Brussels Forum March 2017
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Attending
      • Bernd Biervert (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject digitalization
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Jul 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Energy Security
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Attending
      • Bernd Biervert (Cabinet member)
      • Maroš Šefčovič (Vice-President)
    • Date 18 Mar 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Debate with Amb. Froman on TTIP
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Cecilia Malmström (Commissioner)
    • Date 28 Jan 2016 Location Berlaymont
      Subject Brussels Forum 2016
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Alice Richard (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Brussels Forum
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Edward Bannerman (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject General exchange of views on European actuality with Dr Ian Lesser, GMF Brussels Senior Director
      DG Competition
      Attending
      • Johannes Laitenberger (Director-General)
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