Wikimedia Foundation

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Registration as it was on 13 May 2022
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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: Jul 2020 - Jun 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.75 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

2

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Wikimedia Foundation   (WMF)

    EU Transparency Register

    596597913132-95 First registered on 03 Mar 2014

    Goals / Remit

    The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally, through websites like Wikipedia. In collaboration with a network of chapters, the Foundation provides the essential infrastructure and an organizational framework for the support and development of multilingual wiki projects and other endeavors which serve this mission. The Foundation will make and keep useful information from its projects available on the Internet free of charge, in perpetuity.

    Main EU files targeted

    The Foundation is currently following the legislative processes for the Digital Services Act, Digital Markets Act as well as the Regulation on Terrorist Content online.

    Address

    Head Office
    1 Montgomery Street Suite 1600
    San Francisco 94104
    UNITED STATES
    EU Office
    1 Montgomery Street Suite 1600
    San Francisco 94104
    UNITED STATES

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    3

    Employment timeLobbyists
    25%3

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    0.75

    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

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    *Global Network Initiative https://globalnetworkinitiative.org/

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jul 2020 - Jun 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

    136,813,903€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Donations

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Other financial info

    Total budget was earned in USD, conversion into Euro performed via Oanda.com with dat adjustment to June 30,2021

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Other activities

    The Foundation has engaged in the debate around the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Apart from this and the initiatives mentioned above, the Foundation has not been involved in other substantial EU policy initiatives during the previous year. Wikimedia chapters, formed by European Wikimedia volunteers, may have chosen individually to become involved in EU initiatives.

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    2 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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