UNI MEI Global Union

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.5 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    UNI MEI Global Union   (UNI MEI)

    EU Transparency Register

    82864476764-79 First registered on 22 Sep 2011

    Goals / Remit

    UNI MEI Global Union affiliates over 160 unions & guilds in more than 70 countries world wide representing over 475 000 creators, technicians and other workers in the media, entertainments and arts. In Europe, UNI MEI has 65 member organisations throughout the EU and other European countries.

    The UNI MEI Secretariat based in Brussels serves as a point of contact for its affiliates and the members they represent in the increasingly internationalised creative industries. It is a clearing house for information useful to them, particularly that regarding binational or multinational productions, or movement of workers across national borders. It is concerned with issues ranging from ownership structural evolution, trade policy and technological change to copyright and neighbouring rights, piracy and censorship. It acts to exchange information about collective agreements, legal standards and practices.

    UNI MEI Global Union represents the common positions of the categories it re (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    The main EU inititiatives and legislative files that UNI MEI follows at this moment are:

    - Digital Services Act
    - EU Competition Law and Collective Bargaining of Solo-Self-employed
    - Delevering on European Pillar of Social Rights
    - Skills Agenda
    - Implementation of Directive EU Copyright in the DSM
    - Implementation of Directive CabSat
    - Implementation of Audiovisual Media Services Directive
    - Radio Spectrum Allocation


    Head Office
    Rue Joseph II, 40
    Brussels 1000
    EU Office
    Rue Joseph II, 40
    Brussels 1000
  • 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 03 Jun 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Johannes Studinger 20 Sep 2019 19 Sep 2020
    Mr Johannes Studinger 05 Sep 2018 01 Sep 2019
    Mr Johannes Studinger 08 Sep 2017 05 Sep 2018
    Mr Johannes Studinger 29 Aug 2016 26 Aug 2017
    Mr Johannes Studinger 26 Aug 2015 23 Aug 2016
    Mr Richard Polacek 14 Oct 2014 10 Oct 2015
    Mr Johannes Studinger 26 Aug 2014 21 Aug 2015
    Mr Richard Polacek 31 Oct 2013 14 Oct 2014
    Mr Johannes Studinger 24 Aug 2013 23 Aug 2014
    Mr Johannes Studinger 29 Nov 2012 12 Sep 2013

    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


    II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations


    Trade unions and professional associations

  • Networking


    - Sector organisation of UNI Global Union

    - Member of the International Arts and Entertainment Alliance (IAEA) and its European Regional organisation, the European Arts and Entertainment Alliance, EAEA

    - The IAEA is a member of the International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC

    - The EAEA is a member of the European Trade Union Confederation, ETUC

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    EU grant income for closed financial year

    1,456,072 € (Source: EU Commission, DG Employment - calls for proposals "Support for EU Social Dialogue" and "Information and training measures for workers' organisations")

    Other financial info

    UNI MEI's operational costs are financed by membership fees paid by affiliates to UNI Global Unions and its regional organisation, UNI Europa.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    6 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.

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