Transgender Europe

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Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.8 Fte (7)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Transgender Europe   (TGEU)

    EU Transparency Register

    384028912403-82 First registered on 09 Dec 2013

    Goals / Remit

    TGEU works for the full equality of all trans people in European societies. TGEU envisions a world free from discrimination where gender diversity is celebrated, where trans people are valued, and where trans movements are self-aware, intersectional, and evolving to meet the needs of a diverse and resilient community. TGEU’s mission is to strengthen the rights and wellbeing of all trans people in Europe and Central Asia. We strive to represent the diverse needs of our members within human rights mechanisms, build the capacity and skills of our members to meet the needs of local communities, and develop intersectional and decolonised programmes to build more resilient and connected trans movements. We endeavour to build an atmosphere of kindness, trust, safety, appreciation, and cooperation, and emphasise celebrating the resilience and diversity within our communities. Our overarching aim is having the direction of our work set by people directly affected by the issues at hand.

    Main EU files targeted

    - Victims Rights Directive (Recast)
    - Common European Asylum System reform
    - Mutual Recognition of Parenthood across Member States
    - Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Gender-based violence) Directive
    - EU legislation criminalising Hate Crime and Hate Speech
    - Equality Body Directives
    - EUAA Advanced SOGIESC Guidelines
    - EU LGBTIQ Equality Strategy (2020-2025)
    - EU Strategy on the rights of the child (2021-2024)
    - EU Gender Equality Strategy (2020- 2025)
    - Rule of Law
    - Guidelines for national LGBTIQ equality action plans
    - Recommendations on harmful practices against women and girls


    Head Office
    Heidelbergerstr. 63/64
    Berlin 12435
    EU Office
    Heidelbergerstr. 63/64
    Berlin 12435


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 18 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Richard Köhler 20 Mar 2017 07 Mar 2018
    Mr Richard Köhler 24 Oct 2015 22 Oct 2016
    Mr Richard Köhler 09 Dec 2014 24 Oct 2015

    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


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    TGEU enjoys participatory status with the Council of Europe and is member of of the International Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex people - ILGA, the social platform and participates in the Fundamental Rights Platform.

    TGEU is official observer to the Steering Committee on Non-Discrimination and Equality (CDADI) at the Council of Europe and enjoys observer status to its sub-structure, the expert committee on SOGIESC.

    Member organisations

  • 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

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant EU Citizen, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV 510,000€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant EU Citizen, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV 524,819€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Recent publications:
    - Intersections series: ‘Diving into the FRA LGBTI II Survey Data: Trans and non-binary briefing’. (July 2023)
    - The State of Trans-specific Healthcare in the EU (Sept 2023)
    - Trans Rights Index and Maps (annual)
    - Trans Health Map | October 2022; to be updated every second year
    - EU LGBTIQ Equality Strategy 2020-2025 and its key action items for trans people: TGEU Progress Report 2022 | December 2022
    - Self determination models in Europe: Practical experiences | November 2022
    - Communication toolkit: campaigning for trans rights | October 2022
    - Jumping ropes: Experiences of trans parents in Europe and Central Asia | March 2022
    - Policy Brief - Coming Home: homelessness among trans people in the EU | December 2021
    - Trans discrimination in Europe: A TGEU Analysis of the FRA LGBTI Survey 2019 | December 2021
    - Policy Brief - Europe and Central Asia must do more to protect the lives of trans people | November 2021
    - Trans & Poverty: Poverty and Economic Insecurity in the Trans Communities in the EU | November 2021
    - Factsheets on Legal Gender Recognition in the EU | November 2021
    -What happened to the money? Fundraising toolkit for trans organising in times of COVID-19 | October 2021
    - Trans Refugee Network Report | September 2021
    - LBTI women in sport: violence, discrimination, and lived experiences | August 2021
    - Stuck on the swing: Experiences of trans parents with freedom of movement in the EU (2021)
    - Anti-trans hate crimes in Europe and Central Asia: TGEU’s submission to OSCE’s ODIHR | May 2021
    - Trans parenthood policy brief (2020)
    - COVID-19 and trans people in Europe and Central Asia (2021)
    - A brief guide to monitoring anti-trans violence (2020)
    - Capacity building: 6 group activities for trans activists (2020)
    - Guidelines to human rights-based trans-specific healthcare (2019)

    Networks organised by TGEU
    - Trans Legal Net (annual seminars)
    - Trans Health Net (2 meetings/year)
    - Trans Refugee Net (2 meetings/year)

    Biannual Organisation of the European Transgender Council (last held in September 2022 in Berlin, Germany)

    Organising of or speaking at events on a European level:
    24 April 2023: EU Parliament Hearing - Backlash against women's rights
    05 July 2023: Spanish EU Presidency Conference on LGBTI
    12 April 2023: Swedish EU Presidency Conference on LGBTI
    11 January 2023: EP Greens/EFA group CSO consultation violence against women and domestic violence directive
    11 January 2023: EP LGBTI Intergroup event on violence against women and domestic violence directive
    14 November 2022: EC Best practice exchange LGR and employment
    14 June 2022: High level group on hate crime and hate speech LGBTI subgroup
    April & May 2022 CSO consultation workshops on harmful practices against women and girls
    12 May 2022: Trans Rights Map and Index launch
    26 April 2022: Workshop "Developing human rights narratives to counter hate speech"
    12 April 2022: "Who's afraid of gender diversity" event hosted by Utrecht Unniversity
    19 April 2022: CSO consultation on gender-based violence directive
    19 November 2021: EU Parliament LGBTIQ Strategy high level event
    23 September 2021: Meeting on Anti-gender movement with DG Justice
    17 May 2021: Trans Rights Map and Index launch

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    5 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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