Wetlands International - European Association

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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)

6.75 Fte (8)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Wetlands International - European Association   (WI-EA)

    EU Transparency Register

    073127814104-19 First registered on 29 Jul 2014

    Goals / Remit

    We are an independent, not-for-profit organization with 10 members from 6 European countries. We work to raise awareness about wetland ecosystems and to advocate the sustainable use of wetlands for people and nature, in particular by linking science, policy and practice. Wetlands are the source of water that supports all forms of life. Despite our efforts to promote their importance, loss and damage to wetlands and their biodiversity continues. Our vision is a world where wetlands are treasured and nurtured for their beauty, the life they support and the resources they provide.

    Main EU files targeted

    Feedback to the public consultation on the nature restoration targets
    Response to the public consultation on biodiversity and nature restoration targets (part III).
    Public consultation on the EU Action Plan “Towards a Zero Pollution Ambition for air, water and soil”
    Public Consultation for the Revision of the Guidelines on State aid for Environmental protection and Energy 2014-2020 (EEAG).
    Public consultation on the revised Climate, Energy and Environmental Aid Guidelines (CEEAG).

    EU structures facilitating access to European institutions are:
    Strategic Coordination Group and Working Groups for the Water Framework Directive and Floods Directive
    Working Group on Reporting under the EU Nature Directives;
    Coordination Group on Nature and Biodiversity;
    Participation in DG ENVI Expert Group on the Birds and Habitat Directives and Nature Director’s meeting via the European Habitats Forum.


    Head Office
    Horapark, 9
    Ede 6717LZ
    EU Office
    Mundo-j building Rue de l'Industrie 10
    Bruxelles 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    5 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 31 Jan 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Franco LUCIANO 11 Aug 2022 10 Dec 2022
    Ms Lisa RUSTON 09 Aug 2022 06 Dec 2022
    Ms Martina Susana KURTEN HINTZPETER 09 Aug 2022 06 Dec 2022
    Ms Elise VITALI 09 Aug 2022 04 Aug 2023
    Mr Robert BROTHERTON 13 Jul 2022 12 Jul 2023
    Mr Szabolcs Peter NAGY 07 Jul 2022 06 Jul 2023
    Ms Yurena LORENZO DE QUINTANA 07 Jul 2022 06 Jul 2023
    Ms Leorita Appulo 07 Jul 2022 06 Jul 2023
    Ms Kanika SIRIKUMARKUL 22 Jan 2020 01 Apr 2020
    Ms Leorita Appulo 09 Jan 2020 09 Jan 2021
    Ms Kanika SIRIKUMARKUL 16 Oct 2019 14 Dec 2019
    Ms Efrath SILVER 25 Sep 2019 25 Sep 2020
    Alexander Griffin 20 Feb 2019 16 Jul 2019
    Ms Leorita Appulo 15 Feb 2019 09 Jan 2020
    Ms Leorita Appulo 15 Jan 2018 13 Jan 2019
    Ms Leorita Appulo 14 Dec 2016 14 Dec 2017
    Alexander Griffin 23 Jun 2016 22 Jun 2017
    Ms Leorita Appulo 21 Jun 2016 14 Dec 2016
    Ms REA FANI PAPAIOANNOU 15 Nov 2014 13 Nov 2015
    Mrs REA FANI PAPAIOANNOU 15 Nov 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Ms VERA MARISA POLICARPO COELHO 15 Nov 2014 13 Nov 2015

    Complementary Information

    3 out of the 8 persons involved are students that are doing an Internship with our organisation

    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


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking



    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


    Major funding types in closed year

    Member's contribution, Grants, Public financing, EU funding

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution MAVA Foundation 138,316€
    Contribution LIFE NGO Operating Grant 358,788€
    Contribution Wetlands International Foundation 131,337€

    Other financial info

    Wetlands International - European Association has been awarded a LIFE NGO Grant for 2022-2024 (Framework Partnership Agreement) and a LIFE Operating Grants Specific Grant Agreement (SGA) for the year 2022 has been signed.
    The amount of 552.627 is the maximum Grant amount.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    EU Biodiversity Platform#E02210#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2210 #Member #C#Civil society#ENV.D.3-Commission expert group on the Birds and Habitats Directives#ENV.D.2-Working Group on Green Infrastructure and Restoration

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Biodiversity, hunting, countryside#Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development

    Other activities

    None declared

  • 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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