Verband der Automobilindustrie

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

800,000€ - 899,999€

Financial year: Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

5.8 Fte (37)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

2

High-level Commission meetings

61

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Verband der Automobilindustrie   (VDA)

    EU Transparency Register

    95574664768-90 First registered on 14 Dec 2010

    Goals / Remit

    Interessenvertretung von rund 600 Unternehmen der dt. Automobilindustrie (Hersteller von PKW und LKW, Bussen, Zulieferer, Anhänger und Aufbauten).

    Main EU files targeted

    European Green Deal / Fit for 55
    CO2 - Regulierung für PKW/Leichte Nutzfahrzeuge und LKW
    Luftreinhaltepolitik, Euro 7
    Erneuerbare Kraftstoffe
    Recyclingpolitik
    Handelspolitik/Freihandelsabkommen
    Typgenehmigungsvorschriften
    Industriepolitik
    EU Recovery Plan
    Verkehrspolitik (EU-Verkehrsstrategie, Maße und Gewichte von LKW)
    Digitale Strategie der EU
    Automatisiertes und vernetzes Fahren
    EU Data Act, Fahrzeugdaten
    Forschungspolitik
    Finanzmarktregulierung/Auto ABS

    Address

    Head Office
    Behrenstrasse, 35
    Berlin 10117
    GERMANY
    EU Office
    Rue Marie de Bourgogne, 58
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    37

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%2
    50%2
    10%33

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    5.8

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 03 Dec 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Marten BURGHARDT 25 Mar 2022 24 Mar 2023
    Mr Lukas MARTIN 01 Dec 2021 28 Feb 2022
    Mr Mitja Vivian SCHULZ 20 Oct 2021 19 Oct 2022
    Mr Mitja Vivian SCHULZ 31 Jan 2020 29 Jan 2021
    Mr Marten BURGHARDT 12 Dec 2019 29 May 2020
    Mr Fritz Leonard FEHR 06 Sep 2019 05 Dec 2019
    Mr Tobias BLOCK 05 Sep 2019 04 Sep 2020
    Mr Alan Gralek 13 Jun 2019 30 Jun 2020
    Mr Till NEHLS 07 May 2019 30 Jun 2019
    Mr Oliver SCHMIDT 14 Feb 2019 30 Apr 2019
    Mr Mitja Vivian SCHULZ 30 Jan 2019 31 Jan 2020
    Mr Ralf Diemer 15 Nov 2018 14 Nov 2019
    Mr Junes KOOHESTANIAN 05 Sep 2018 01 Feb 2019
    Ms Alexandra ZINS 08 Jun 2018 07 Sep 2018
    Ms Antonia MUNZ 07 Mar 2018 30 Jun 2018
    Mr Mitja Vivian SCHULZ 15 Feb 2018 15 Feb 2019
    Mr Giulio Michele GIRARDELLI 05 Dec 2017 01 Mar 2018
    Mr Ralf Diemer 20 Nov 2017 14 Nov 2018
    Mr Thomas HOHNHOLZ 05 Sep 2017 30 Nov 2017
    Mr Matthias SCHENK 18 May 2017 16 Aug 2017
    Mr Mitja Vivian SCHULZ 02 Feb 2017 01 Feb 2018
    Mr Benedict FRITSCHLE 23 Jan 2017 31 Mar 2017
    Mr Ralf Diemer 19 Nov 2016 17 Nov 2017
    Mr Sascha Wagner 19 Nov 2016 17 Nov 2017
    Mr Timo DIEHL 06 Sep 2016 02 Jan 2017
    Ms Franziska Lisa SCHWERDTLE 13 May 2016 31 Aug 2016
    Mr Christoph MUHLE 22 Dec 2015 21 Jun 2016
    Mr Ralf Diemer 08 Dec 2015 25 Nov 2016
    Mr Sascha Wagner 08 Dec 2015 25 Nov 2016
    Ms Tjorven MAACK 05 Nov 2015 30 Apr 2016
    Mr Lars PRÜßMEIER 03 Sep 2015 01 Nov 2015
    Ms Kristina Hahnemann 15 Apr 2015 13 Aug 2015
    Bastian Lotz 08 Jan 2015 06 Apr 2015
    Mr Ralf Diemer 27 Nov 2014 25 Nov 2015
    Mr Sascha Wagner 27 Nov 2014 25 Nov 2015
    Mr Sebastian Kirchner 05 Sep 2014 31 Dec 2014
    Mr Enzo Sebastian Aguilera 12 Apr 2014 15 Aug 2014
    Mr Julius Weddigen von Knapp 05 Feb 2014 31 Mar 2014
    Mr Ralf Diemer 04 Dec 2013 25 Nov 2014
    Mr Sascha Wagner 27 Nov 2013 22 Nov 2014
    Mr Manuel Knoll 04 Sep 2013 02 Feb 2014
    Mrs Regina Craja 25 May 2013 23 Aug 2013
    Mr Ralf Diemer 22 Dec 2012 27 Nov 2013
    Mr Sascha Wagner 29 Nov 2012 27 Nov 2013

    Complementary Information

    Von den angegebenen 37 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern, die zumindest teilweise mit EU-Themen befasst sind, arbeiten 35 beim VDA in Berlin. Es handelt sich dabei neben Personen aus den Bereichen Politik und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit vor allem um Mitarbeiter aus technischen Abteilungen. In Brüssel selbst arbeiten zwei Vollzeitkräfte. Aussagen wie „37 oder 6 Personen würden für den VDA in Brüssel Lobbyarbeit machen“ sind daher unzutreffend, denn sie entsprechen nicht Inhalt und Systematik der Angaben des Transparenzregisters.

    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

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    BDI, CLEPA, ERTICO, CLCCR
    Assoziiert bei ACEA

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    800,000€ - 899,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    800,000€ - 899,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Working Group on Motor Vehicles#E01295#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=1295 #Member #C#Industry#Advisory Group on Vehicle Emission Standards (AGVES)#Access to vehicle data & cybersecurity#Group of Experts on On-board Weighing Equipment#E03520#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3520 #Member #C#Industry#Forum for the Exchange of Information on Enforcement of the EU legislation on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles#E03652#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3652 #Observer #C#Industry

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Classic Car Group im Europäischen Parlament

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    61 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 08 Nov 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Venue of President to Brussels- discuss state of play of Data, Euro 7, energy crisis, supply shortages
      Commission
      • Kerstin Jorna (Director-General)
    • Date 16 Jun 2022 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Green and digital transition of the automotive industry; raw materials availability
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Lucia Caudet (Cabinet member)
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      • Joan Canton (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Jun 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Green transition, strategic autonomy, supply chain disruptions, ETS
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Johannes Hahn
      Portfolio Budget and Administration
      Commission
      • Johannes Hahn (Commissioner)
    • Date 16 Jun 2022 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Sanctions
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Peter Power (Cabinet member)
      • Darta Tentere (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jun 2022 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Situation of automotive industry; Fit for 55
      Commission
      • Henrik Hololei (Director-General)
    • Date 03 Feb 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Automotive industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Walter Goetz (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Nov 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Discuss Euro 7 and access to in-vehicle data.
      Commission
      • Kerstin Jorna (Director-General)
    • Date 27 Sep 2021 Location Video Conferencing
      Subject VDA Position Paper "Fit for 55" and info study regarding the effects of electromobility on employment in Germany.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Commission
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      • Barbara GLOWACKA (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Jun 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject VDA would like to discuss the level of ambition of the CO2 proposal and interplay with Euro 7
      Commission
      • Kerstin Jorna (Director-General)
    • Date 18 May 2020 Location Phone call
      Subject The meeting was a courtesy meeting to touch base after the appointment of Ms. Jorna as Director General of DG GROW and discuss future recovery in pandemic
      Commission
      • Kerstin Jorna (Director-General)
    • Date 20 Apr 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Green deal and the automotive sector
      Commission
      • Mauro Raffaele Petriccione (Director-General)
    • Date 17 Apr 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject To discuss with you the consequences of COVID-19 on the automotive industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Michele Piergiovanni (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Jan 2020 Location Berlin
      Subject The European Green Deal: challenges and opportunities for the automotive industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 09 Jul 2019 Location BXL
      Subject EU transport and climate change policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Commission
      • Johannes Haenicke (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 May 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject European elections
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 22 Jan 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject 232 Cars
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Christian Burgsmueller (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Jan 2019 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Exchange on the most recent issues regarding climate change policy in the sector
      Commission
      • Mauro Raffaele Petriccione (Director-General)
    • Date 22 Jan 2019 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Trade and customs in the automotive sector
      Commission
      • Jean-Luc Demarty (Director-General)
    • Date 28 Nov 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject EU-US trade relations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Christian Burgsmueller (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Sep 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject future of automobile industry, electromobility
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 05 Sep 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject EU-US relations
      Commission
      • Jean-Luc Demarty (Director-General)
    • Date 19 Apr 2018 Location Berlin
      Subject farewell speech, automotive industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 21 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject US measures on steel an aluminium and ongoing trade negotiations
      Commission
      • Jean-Luc Demarty (Director-General)
    • Date 20 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject mobility package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 08 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Automobile topics
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Silke Obst (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Mar 2018 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Sustainable Finance, Fintech, Green Finance, Securitization
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Jan Ceyssens (Cabinet member)
      • Elina Melngaile (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Feb 2018 Location Berlin
      Subject carbon dioxide emissions
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 24 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject standardisation, SEPs
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject CO2 proposal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Grzegorz Radziejewski (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Oct 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Energy Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Telmo Baltazar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Connected automated cars
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Friedrich-Nikolaus von Peter (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Jun 2017 Location Berlaymont
      Subject CO2 regulation, IAA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Jun 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Meeting with the Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 TEU
      Commission
      • Michel Barnier (Head of Task Force)
    • Date 31 May 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject future of automotive industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 22 Mar 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject future of Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 21 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject CO2 emission targets, GEAR 2030, batteries, electrical vehicles
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Commission
      • Maroš Šefčovič (Vice-President)
      • Bernd Biervert (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Feb 2017 Location brussels
      Subject upcoming mobility package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Friedrich-Nikolaus von Peter (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Situation of the car industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Commission
      • Christian Linder (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Jul 2016 Location Brussels,Belgium
      Subject Contribution of the automotive industry to the decarbonisation of the economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      Commission
      • Miguel Arias Cañete (Commissioner)
    • Date 10 Mar 2016 Location Stuttgart
      Subject connected cars
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 17 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject decarbonisation and digitalisation of transport
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Friedrich-Nikolaus von Peter (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 17 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject electro mobility, digitisation
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 16 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Situation German Automotive Industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
      • Elżbieta Bieńkowska (Commissioner)
    • Date 16 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject RDE/DIESEL
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Sep 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Energy Union Strategy with a forward-looking climate policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Commission
      • Christian Linder (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject decarbonisation of transport
      Commission
      • Eric Mamer (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject connected mobility
      Commission
      • Eric Mamer (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 04 Jun 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Transport, Mobility in the Energy Union/Situation of car industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Commission
      • Christian Linder (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Feb 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Current EU Policy Issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Martin Selmayr (Cabinet member)
      • Telmo Baltazar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Feb 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Meeting with VDA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Violeta Bulc (Commissioner)
    • Date 25 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject E-Mobility, Connected Cars and competitiveness of the automotive sector and relaunch of Cars 2020
      Commission
      • Daniel Calleja Crespo (Director-General)
    • Date 25 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Ongoing Trade negotiations
      Commission
      • Jean-Luc Demarty (Director-General)
    • Date 25 Feb 2015 Location Bruxelles
      Subject Meeting with VDA präsident, Mr Matthias Wissmann on Air quality policy
      Commission
      • Karl-Friedrich Falkenberg (Director-General)
    • Date 28 Jan 2015 Location Berlin
      Subject DSM, automated driving
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 22 Jan 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Commission
      • Renate Nikolay (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Jan 2015 Location Brussels, BE
      Subject Energy Union priorities for the automotive sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič
      Portfolio Energy Union
      Commission
      • Peter van Kemseke (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Jan 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Digitalisation of Transport, electrification of transport
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      Commission
      • Friedrich-Nikolaus von Peter (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Jan 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Investing in EU
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Telmo Baltazar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Industrial Policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Grzegorz Radziejewski (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Jan 2015 Location Berlaymont, Brussels, Belgium
      Subject EXCHANGE OF VIEWS ON CURRENT TOPICS
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Justyna Morek (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Dec 2014 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Investing in Europe and Energy Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Telmo Baltazar (Cabinet member)
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