Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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Overview

Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

4 Fte (13)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

3

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel   (VUB)

    EU Transparency Register

    996789025151-11 First registered on 19 Dec 2016

    Goals / Remit

    As a university Vrije Universtiteit Brussel follows a wide range of EU initiatives, policies and legislative files. As a research institution we are an avid participant of the framework programme Horizon Europe. We also adhere to the charter and the code of researchers and have the seal of HR excellence. Furthermore we monitor EU policy mainly surrounding HEU but also as a whole and in dept through our researchers involved in European Studies. We are following up on big issues such as data protection, ethics, animal testing, clinical trials, data management and storage, open access…
    As a university we are also very much involved with the Erasmus+ programme.
    We have experts keeping up to date with EU regulation and aligning these with our internal rules and practices. Our researchers are often functioning as experts and evaluators for the EC. We take part in a number of surveys and stakeholder consultations by the EU or the EC.

    Main EU files targeted

    Vrije Universiteit Brussels has around 180 EU (co-)funded projects at any time. Furthermore it has a number of service contracts delivering services to the EU. These actions involve dissemination and outreach. As a university publications are our core business. The main focus of these publications is geared towards advancing science but they also include publications relevant to policy and outreach initiatives.

    Address

    Head Office
    Pleinlaan 2
    Brussel 1050
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Pleinlaan 2
    Brussel 1050
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    13

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%3
    25%10

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    4

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    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

    Category

    Academic institutions

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    UNICA - https://www.unica-network.eu/

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year

    289,842,772€

    Major funding types in closed year

    EU funding, Other, Public financing

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution Other income linked to education, research and services 33,857,952€
    Contribution governmental contributions 177,894,249€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Other activities

    VUB recently became a member of the European Food Forum (https://europeanfoodforum.eu/members/#1574784891281-fb504e14-6491) : one of our researchers, Prof. Piet Van der Meer, is an active contributor to this forum.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    3 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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