World Uyghur Congress

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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)

1 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    World Uyghur Congress   (WUC)

    EU Transparency Register

    25155107085-31 First registered on 07 Nov 2011

    Goals / Remit

    The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) is an international organization based in Munich, Germany, that represents the collective interest of the Uyghur people both in East Turkistan (also known as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Peoples Republic of China ‘PRC’) and abroad. The main objective of WUC is to highlight the severe human rights atrocities being committed against the Uyghur people, and promote democracy and freedom for the Uyghur people.

    Main EU files targeted

    The WUC performs some lobbying activities in relation to the EU and European Parliament. In particular, the WUC meets with MEPs to update them on the deteriorating situation in the Uyghur Autonomous Region and push for European action to alleviate their situation. The WUC is focused on EU foreign policy, particularly its relations with China. We advocate for human rights to be fully integrated in the EU's relations with China and for the Uyghur issue to be raised.


    Head Office
    Adolf-Kolping-Strasse, 9
    Munich 80336 - 310312
    EU Office
    Rue de Trèves 49


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 28 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Patricia CARRIER 12 Oct 2023 11 Oct 2024
    Dolkun ISA 13 Sep 2023 12 Sep 2024
    Ms Sheila Ann RIEK 23 Mar 2023 23 Mar 2024
    Mr Koen STOOP 01 Dec 2022 23 Apr 2023
    Dolkun ISA 16 Feb 2022 16 Feb 2023
    Mr Koen STOOP 25 Nov 2021 25 Nov 2022
    Mr Koen STOOP 08 Oct 2020 08 Oct 2021
    Dolkun ISA 20 Sep 2019 19 Sep 2020
    Mr Ryan Barry 07 Sep 2019 05 Sep 2020
    Mr Peter IRWIN 27 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2018
    Mr Ekrem HEZIM 27 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2018
    Mr Ryan Barry 27 Jun 2017 23 Jun 2018
    Dolkun ISA 27 Jun 2017 23 Jun 2018

    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


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    The WUC Congress is a member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO). The Belgian contact address provided is UNPO's Belgian office, who we work with closely in our engagement with the EU.


    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

    Grants, Donations

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution National Endowment For Democracy 443,967€
    Contribution The Freedom Fund 27,254€
    Contribution American Center for International Labour Solidarity 22,781€

    Other financial info

    The World Uyghur Congress received in the financial year of 2022 various donations, which amount to 60.912€ and smaller grants of less than 10.000€ each.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    The World Uyghur Congress works with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation to implement its advocacy strategy in the institutions of the European Union. In 2022, a Uyghur friendship group was re-established in the European Parliament. With the group as a network for action, we intend to organise a number of conferences on specific human rights violations against Uyghurs and try to raise greater awareness of the situation of the Uyghur people.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    1 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 proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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