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 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

8.5 Fte (10)

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 100+ ecofeminist network members and over 150 strategic network partners covering 70 countries. We believe that a sustainable future and environment needs holistic solutions reflecting the lives of people on the ground.

    We see that feminist action is needed in three key areas:
    - Feminist Sustainable Development,
    - Feminist Climate and Energy solutions and
    - Feminist Toxic Free Environment.

    In these three areas, we have three types of intervention strategies:
    1. Capacity strengthening & intersectional analysis,
    2. Policy advocacy & inclusive decision-making and
    3. Movement building & joint transformation

    The work in these three key areas will lead to improved or new policies, laws, norms, and practices to strengthen gender equality and women’s rights in 70 countries.

    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
    Arthur van Schendelstraat 550
    Utrecht 3511 MH
    EU Office
    Arthur van Schendelstraat 550
    Utrecht 3511 MH


  • 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 04 Mar 2024

    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 2022 - Dec 2022

    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

    EU funding, Public financing

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Other financial info

    In 2022 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?lang=en&groupID=3125 #Observer #C#Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development#Gender

    Communication activities

    WECF is a founding member of the Women’s Major Group. The WMG is a self-organised network of 1000 organisations from over 100 countries providing input into the global policy processes on Sustainable Development. WECF gave substantial input in the monthly negotiations of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and does since then at the HLPF overseeing its implementation. WECF supports grassroots women leaders to participate in the policy process and speak in the United Nations halls. We help develop policy interventions and to organise meetings with government delegations. Through our Women2030 program, we support local women organizations in 70 countries to engage in the national implementation of the global commitments for Sustainable Development including the global goal on Gender Equality. WECF is also an active core member of the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC). WECF contributes to the climate negotiations and ensures the participation of grassroots women organisations from our networks in the policy meetings (‘gender-just climate solutions’ program in cooperation with the WGC)
    The list of the processes we follow:
    - Aarhus Convention
    - Agenda 2030 (Sustainable Development Goals)
    - Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions
    - Generation Equality Forum and Beijing plus 25
    -UN Women’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
    - WHO’s European Environment and Health Process (EHP)
    - United Nation’s Environmental Assembly (UNEA)
    - United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
    In 2016, WECF signed a Framework Partnership Agreement with DEVCO, for the implementation of the programme Women2030. The #Women2030 programme is being implemented in 52 countries across different regions of the world. The EU DEVCO funding for Women2030 programme will ended in 2021. Activities will continue with funding from Netherlands as part of their Power of Voices and Power of Women strategic partnerships. WECF is also part of the coalition of 28 civil society organisations led by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) in the project Make Europe Sustainable for All (MESA), under the EU DEAR funding program. We work in wider coalitions with over 150 civil society organisations as part of SDG-Watch Europe. Since August 2020 WECF is part of a new coalition working on awareness raising on gender, climate and development, funded under the EU DEAR programme. The action will take place in 13 EU Member States and combines organisations with diverse experiences. This project will use the combined experience to raise awareness, build capacity and support EU citizens, particularly young people, to build public support for ambitious climate change and development policies which have gender equality at their heart.
    EuropeAid NEAR Georgia Women's Power and Participation (WPP) was launched in 2021. It is aimed at empowering women, youth, and minority groups.
    WECF started 2 new Horzion 2020 projects as part of big consortiums in February 2022 (REAL DEAL and Shared Green Deal). Towards the end of 2022, WECF commenced EU CERV-2022-CITIZENS-CIV as part of the Active citizen for people and planet consortium.
    In 2023, WECF started the INtegrated and Circular Technologies for Sustainable city region FOOD systems in Africa (INCiTiS-FOOD) Project No. 101083790 with EU Research Executive Agency (REA), Horizon Farm to fork, Communities Development and Climate Action as part of a consortium of 22 partners

    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


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    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 proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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