Women Engage for a Common Future

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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 2020 - Dec 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

14.5 Fte (26)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Women Engage for a Common Future   (WECF)

    EU Transparency Register

    168989714324-36 First registered on 02 Sep 2014

    Goals / Remit

    WECF is a nonprofit network dedicated to a gender just and healthy planet for all. Our international network consists of over 150 women’s and civil society organisations implementing projects in 50 countries. We believe that a sustainable future and environment needs holistic solutions reflecting the lives of people on the ground. We believe in feminist solutions based on our partners’ visions and needs. That is why we work on transformative gender equality and women’s human rights in interconnection with climate justice, sustainable energy & chemicals, less toxic waste, safe water & sanitation for all.

    WECF has expertise in three thematic issue areas:

    - Sutainable development: We work towards the full realization of human rights, development justice and the right to a healthy environment for all, regardless of gender, age, race, sexual identity, education, religion, ability or social economic status. We work on gender equality, women’s rights and international solidarity. (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    WECF has contributed to consultations on the European Green Deal, the EU Climate Strategy, the EU strategy on zero waste, the EU Africa Partnership, the Horizon2020 priorities, the 3rd EU Gender Action Plan for international cooperation, the EU 8th Environmental Action Program (EAP) and the EU Strategy on Gender Equality, Directive 2003/4 on public access to information, Directive 2003/35 on public participation, Regulation 1367/2006 applying the Convention to EU institutions and bodies and on the recast of the energy directives in the framework of the Fit for 55.


    Head Office
    Korte Elisabethstraat, 6
    Utrecht 3511 JG
    EU Office
    Korte Elisabethstraat, 6
    Utrecht 3511 JG


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 28 Jan 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Sascha Gabizon Kranendonk 10 Sep 2014 08 Sep 2015
    Mrs Sascha Gabizon Kranendonk 10 Sep 2014 27 Jan 2015

    Complementary Information

    The WECF employees work at four different, European offices.

    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


    Break Free from Plastic (BFFP): the global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution
    Building Change: a coalition of Dutch CSOs promoting policy coherence for development and realization of the SDGs
    Coalition Eau: a French coalition working on access to water and sanitation
    CAN International: a worldwide network of over 1300 NGOs in more than 130 countries working on climate change
    CONCORD: the European Confederation of Relief and Development NGOs, made up of member organisations representing more than 2600 NGOs
    Climate Chance: a global alliance for strengthening climate action and helping the achievement of the objectives of the Paris Agreement
    EC-DEAR Climate Action: a diverse consortium of 20 organisations that works on awareness raising promoting development education
    European Environmental Bureau (EEB): Europe’s largest network of environmental citizens' organisations (160 CSOs from 35 European countries)
    Feminist Power: a consortium led by GenderLinks, based in South Africa. We are strengthening feminist movements to reclaim power and advance women’s rights and equality
    Feminist Response to COVID-19: An unofficial collective which creates a safe space for solidarity and information sharing
    Gender Working Group: WECF France is a member of Coordination Sud, a collective of 170 French Solidarity NGOs
    Generation Equality Forum 2021: WECF France is a member of the Feminist Generations Collective working for accelerated action to achieve gender equality
    Green Livelihoods Alliance: An alliance with partners from 12 countries. We support inclusive forest governance and gender responsive policy making
    GCF African Gender Monitors: women and civil society participating in the evaluation and monitoring of Green Climate Fund investments
    Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL): the leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the natural and built environments affect health in the EU
    International Pollution Elimination Network (IPEN): a global network forging a healthier world - no harm by the production, use, and disposal of toxic chemicals
    OneWorld: Dutch mediaplatform for a fair and sustainable world
    PARTOS: brings together a membership of more than 100 Dutch development NGOs
    Pesticides Action Network (PAN): a network of over 600 NGOs, institutions and individuals in over 90 countries working to replace the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives
    Exit-Plastik.de: an alliance with major civil society actors focused on resolving the plastic crisis
    Plastic Health Coalition: a coalition working on more research, prevention, and solutions that address the potential negative health effects of plastics
    SDG Nederland: Brings together individuals and organisations, is a catalyst for joint action and creates synergies around SDGs in the Netherlands.
    SDG Watch Europe: an EU-level, cross-sectoral CSO alliance of NGOs from various sectors to hold governments to account for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda
    UNECE-RCEM: a civil society platform to ensure that voices of all sub-regions of UN ECE are heard in intergovernmental processes in regional and global level
    WO=MEN: the largest gender platform in Europe, based in the Netherlands, which demands continuous attention for the impact of gender equality on conflict, climate and the environment
    WOMEN2030: a coalition led by three of our global partners and us. Building on local experiences from 50 countries, we are putting gender at the heart of Agenda 2030.
    Women & Gender Constituency: a UNFCCC stakeholder group working to ensure women’s experiences and rights are embedded in all climate change processes.
    Women’s Major Group: We are an active member of the global, UNECE regional and UNEA branches of this global feminist network, with official UN observer status, following Agenda 2030.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

    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

    Public financing, EU funding

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Other financial info

    Both in 2020 and 2021 WECF International did not receive an EU grant for operating costs . WECF International's annual financial reports are always checked by a registered auditor.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Competent Authorities for Biocidal Products (Regulation (EU) No 528/2012)#E03125#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3125 #Observer #C#Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development#Gender

    Other activities

    WECF has participated in a number of events and consultations of the European Parliament and the European Commission, and gave input and organised round tables in the frame of the EU processes.

    Since November 2019, WECF is a member of the Partnership Forum on Development (PFD), after being involved in PFD meetings and in the Partnership Forum in the past couple of years. During the PFD meetings, we have shared our experiences and best practices on PFD issues, and especially on transformative gender equality and women’s human rights, in interconnection with sustainable development. The PFD enables us to bring the perspective of women’s rights and gender equality organisations to the table, to advance their representation and their rights.

    WECF also participates in the European Green Week and the European Development Days every year.

    Since 2016 WECF has a framework cooperation agreement with DEVCO and implements the programme WOMEN2030 with three other international partners.

  • 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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