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Lobbying Costs

3,000,000€ - 3,499,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

4.3 Fte (15)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info


    EU Transparency Register

    627608714685-42 First registered on 30 Oct 2014

    Goals / Remit

    Turkish Employers’ Association of Metal Industries (MESS) was established in İstanbul on 14 October 1959 by eleven farsighted and modern entrepreneurs-men of principle who committed themselves to the industrialization of the country.

    Our Vision

    In cooperation and solidarity with the employers in the metal and electronic industries, MESS aims to develop well-balanced, reliable, and stable industrial relations, while increasing the competitiveness and the productivity of industry.

    The target of MESS is to provide sustainable and extensive peaceful working conditions, based on mutual trust and dialogue, in cohesion with the common interests of our country, of our members and employees

    The objectives of MESS are,

    • to bring together the employers carrying out activities in the metal industry,
    • to represent its members,
    • to protect and promote their common economic and social rights and interests in their labour relations within the scope of existing legis (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    Working Time Directive
    Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
    Pensions (IORP2)
    Information and consultation of Workers 
    Review of Posting of workers directive


    Head Office
    Ferko Signature, Büyükdere Caddesi No:175 Levent İstanbul
    Sisli, İstanbul 34394
    EU Office
    Barbaros Mah. G-105. Sokak Agaoglu MyNewwork No:3 Kat: -3 Atasehir İstanbul
    İstanbul 34746


  • 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 20 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Fatih TOKATLI 02 Feb 2017 02 Feb 2018
    Mr Kudret ÖNEN 02 Feb 2017 02 Feb 2018
    Ms Ebru DEMİREL GÜRSEL 02 Feb 2017 02 Feb 2018

    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


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    MESS is a affilliate center of World Economic Forum Center for Fourth Industrial Revolution and Advance Manufacturing and Supply Chain Platform.

    MESS is a member of EFFRA: European Factories of the Future Research Association

    MESS is a member of GAIAX platform; Gaia-X is a common European project: It brings people from different companies, research institutions, associations, administrations, and politics together to work towards a common goal. Together, they build on the widest spectrum of expertise to co-create the future of the digital infrastructure for Europe - across dedicated data spaces serving the most critical industries.

    MESS is a member of CEEMET (Council of European Employers of Metal, Engineering and Technology Industries) established in Brussels.

    MESS is also involved in the work of BUSINESSEUROPE through its membership in Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TİSK), which is a member of BUSINESSEUROPE.

    Member organisations


  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    3,000,000€ - 3,499,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    3,000,000€ - 3,499,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)

    Artificial intelligence and digital#Trade unions#SME#Green new deal
    European Manufacturing Forum

    Communication activities

    MESS has launched a Technology Center. This center has a Digital factory enables our industrialists, engineers and all our colleagues to experience digital transformation in a real production environment. With (MESS Technology Center)MEXT, MESS implements the latest and most competitive solutions with domestic initiatives, universities, technology companies in this factory. Our goal is to provide more efficient production with advanced technologies and to gain a global competitive advantage. MEXT has a unique Capability Building program where the world's largest digital transformation and competency development center designs training programs tailored to senior/intermediate managers, engineers, experts and field workers. In order to show the added value of digital applications in these training programs, MEXT provides a factory experience where data is not used effectively in the trainings, as old version production lines. Then we show the flow in which digital transformation solutions are integrated on the same line. In this way, employees have the opportunity to compare and experience before and after digital transformation. MEXT's Ecosystem network of the most successful technology and solution providers worldwide and in Turkey and our business partners meet under one roof. With this services MEXT has also a digital maturity assessment program and assessors. In the name of determining the digital transformation roadmaps of the companies, digital maturity evaluation study was implemented as a service. With this study, all processes are examined and the levels of digital transformation are determined and roadmaps are created to be followed to realize the transformation.

    MESS Technology Center and MESS Training Foundation has become the beneficiaries of Improving the Quality of Vocational Education and Training (VET) through Establishment of Sectoral Centres of Excellence Grant Scheme.

    The projects called Design Academy and Change Agents are both aiming at technical teachers working at VET schools in different provinces of Turkey; the first one will focus on the field of electric and electronics and industrial automation, while the second on metal technologies. Both projects include on the job trainings to stay up-to-date with latest technologies.

    MESS also applied for Horizon Europe funds as a partner organization for research and innovation actions.

    Other activities

    1. Mobility Through ECVET in Automotive Sector: EU Grant Project financed by LLL Program and implemented with partners from Germany, Italy and Turkey.

    2. Organization of a joint seminar with CEEMET in Istanbul on EU Health & Safety Acquis and its implementation in Turkey.

    3. SMART-COMET: Structural Methods and relevant Training for Competence Management in Metal Sector. A Project focused on improving competence management in metal companies and promoting school-enterprise cooperation.

    4. VOC2DEAF: Project aims to reach these steps:
    Providing Technical Sign Language to literature
    Developing an e-book integrated with Augmented Reality (AR)
    Developing Technical Skills of hearing-impaired employees
    Ensuring the Sustainability in hearing impaired employees’ Employment
    Providing them Career Opportunities by developing their technical and behavioral skills
    Extention activities to all Metal Industry both in Turkey and EU

  • Meetings


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    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.

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