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Universiteit Antwerpen

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

6.5 Fte (26)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Universiteit Antwerpen   (UAntwerpen)

    EU Transparency Register

    924473926079-08 First registered on 01 Mar 2017

    Goals / Remit

    UAntwerp is a publicly funded and fully accredited Belgian university. It is characterised by its high standards in education, internationally competitive research and entrepreneurial approach. UAntwerp was founded in 2003 after the merger of three smaller universities (RUCA, UFSIA and UIA). The university's roots go back to 1852.
    In 2016 the University ranked 10th in the “Top 50 Universities Under 50 years”. It has over 1700 PhD students, around 630 tenured professors, around 300 assistants and around 3000 researcher and education staff members, thereby employing 88 different nationalities. It produces over 4000 scientific publications per year. Furthermore, the European Commission has awarded the University the “HR Excellence in Research” quality label.
    UAntwerp has nine faculties: (1) Applied Economics (2) Arts (3) Law (4) Medicine and Health Sciences (5) Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences (6) Social Sciences (7) Science (8) Design Sciences (9) Applied Engineering. Doctoral programmes are available in all faculties.
    In nine domains, our research is among the best in the world. These are our frontline research domains, or priorities: Drug Discovery and Development; Ecology and Sustainable Development; Harbour, Transport and Logistics; Imaging; Infectious Diseases; Materials Characterization; Neurosciences; Socio-Economic Policy and Organisation; and, Urban History and Contemporary Urban Policy.
    UAntwerp hosts nine centres of excellence: AGRECHEM - Antwerp Green Chemistry; ASCID - Antwerp Study Centre for Infectious Diseases; Sustainable Transport & Logistics (DT&L); EnviroStress - Environmental Stress in a Rapidly Changing World; FAMCARE - Family Dynamics and Care; GENOMED - GENOmics in MEDicine; Global Change Ecology (GCE); Infla-Med – Fundamental Research of Pathophysiological Processes of Inflammatory Diseases; and, Nano Excellence Centre. These consortia bring together at least three excellent professors whose research activities are situated within or across the frontline research domains.
    UAntwerp has an excellent track record as to the participation in EU framework research and innovation programmes.
    UAntwerp has about 20,000 fee-paying students. About 2,500 of these students – exchange students not included – are from foreign countries. Education is student-centred and competence-based.

    More info on UANtwerp:

    Main EU files targeted

    As a university we follow mainly EU policies and initiatives in the field of education and research & technology: EU framework programmes for research and innovation, EU education programmes and horizontal issues such as data protection, ethics, animal testing, clinical trials, data management and storage. We are currently very much interested in:

    - the Interim Evaluation of Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020” (see for instance COM/2016/0603 final)
    - the development of a new “9th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation”

    Individual researchers of research groups might however also be interested in/follow specific EU policies and initiatives as these might be directly or indirectly relevant for the scientific research they are carrying out. These policies and initiatives can be very diverse: health; IT; development cooperation; communication technology; environment; justice; economic & financial affairs; employment, social affairs, inclusion; agriculture; energy; climate; transport & mobility; maritime affairs; culture; etc.


    Head Office
    Prinsstraat 13
    Antwerpen 2000
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    Above mentioned figures are based on an educated guess. Usually, contacts with the EU institutions occur in an ad hoc way, by many people, both from administration and researchers, not allowing for adequate calculations.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Ms Anne Adams (Head of the Grants Office)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Mr Herman Van Goethem (Rector)

  • Categories


    IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions


    Academic institutions

  • Networking


    Antwerp University Association:
    Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN):

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Total budget in closed year

    None declared

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    EU grant income for closed financial year

    10,995,083 € (Source: Horizon 2020 (DG RTD), FP7 (DG TRD), EFRD, Justice Programme and other DG-related research programmes)

    Revenue for closed financial year

    None declared

    Revenue for current financial year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    None declared

    Current year Costs

    None declared

    Other financial info

    We are not able to produce separate amounts for grants and procurement (service contracts) from our financial data (annual report 2015). The amount indicated as grants is the total amount for grants and service contracts. In fact quasi all EU funding is from grants. The amount for service contracts is very low.

    The indicated costs attributable to activities covered by the Register are based on a rough estimate based on assumptions with respect to the number and scale of the activities concerned.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Expert Groups for DG Research and Innovation, such as evaluation panels at project or program level (e.g. European Research Council (ERC) evaluation panels)
    Scientific Advisory Boards of EU-funded research and innovation projects (e.g. Horizon 2020 projects)
    Scientific Advisory Boards of (European) Joint Programming Initiatives (in various fields of research)



    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    Ad hoc meetings with (Flemish) Members of the European Parliament on Horizon 2020 related issues (Mid-term Review).
    Ad hoc meetings with EC officials and Commissioner cabinets
    Hosting of meetings/conferences with speakers from the EC, usually related to Horizon 2020 projects

  • Meetings


    4 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 19 Apr 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Presentation of the EU RoL toolbox and mechanism
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      • Alvaro De Elera (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Jan 2021 Location Videoconferencing
      Subject European University Initiative and challenges, European Higher Education system
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Innovation and Youth
      • Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner)
    • Date 15 Jan 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Exchange of views on Education
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      • Renaud Savignat (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Feb 2017 Location Leuven
      Subject Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas
      Portfolio Research, Science and Innovation
      • Carlos Moedas (Commissioner)
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