ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH Mannheim

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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 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH Mannheim   (ZEW)

    EU Transparency Register

    434704921254-49 First registered on 22 Apr 2016

    Goals / Remit

    The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim is one of Germany's leading economic research institutes, and enjoys a strong reputation throughout Europe. It is a non-profit and independent institute with the legal form of a limited liability company (GmbH). ZEW was founded in 1990 on the basis of a public-private initiative in the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg in co-operation with the University of Mannheim.

    ZEW's guiding mission is to study the "optimal performance and design of markets and institutions in Europe". The institute co-operates closely with other scientific disciplines to address research questions. In this context, the research institute distinguishs itself, inter alia, in the analysis of internationally comparative questions in the European context and in the creation of data bases which are eminently important as a basis for scientific research.

    Main EU files targeted

    * Economic and monetary affairs
    - Eurpean Recovery Fund, Next Generation EU
    - MFF
    - EMU, governance of the Euro area (ESM, Stability and Growth Pact); Implementation of the European semester
    - Economic databases and indicators
    - European Economic Forecasts / Economic Sentiments / Annual Growth Survey
    - Europe 2020

    * Single Market
    - free movement of capital / fiscal policy (CMU, banking union, fiscal union)
    - harmonisation of tax systems, fight against tax fraud / money laundering
    - Small Business Act

    *Competition Policy
    - EU legal framework for merger control / EU merger control and innovation
    - design of European markets

    * R&D&I Policy
    - Horizon Europe2020, Innovation Union
    - Innovation Union Scoreboard
    - Digital Agenda
    - AI Act
    - European Innovation Council / European Innovation Institute

    *Social Policy
    - Youth on the move / agenda for new skills and jobs
    - Youth Guarantee
    - Towards a job-rich recovery
    - Social investment package for growth and cohesion

    *Climate Policy
    - Fit for 55
    - Grean Deal
    - Roadmap for a low-carbon economy in 2050
    - Emissions Trading Scheme
    - Ressource efficient Europe


    Head Office
    L7, 1
    Mannheim 68161
    EU Office
    L7, 1
    Mannheim 68161


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    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


    Think tanks and research institutions

  • Networking


    See annual report: http://www.zew.de/de/publikationen/zew-periodika/zew-jahresbericht/

    Member organisations

    Leibniz Association: http://www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de/institute-museen/einrichtungen/zew/

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    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

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Landesministerium BW 13,525,000€
    Contribution Bundes- und Landesministerien 5,216,000€
    Contribution Unternehmen und Verbände 711,000€
    Contribution Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft 325,000€
    Contribution Leibniz Gemeinschaft 798,000€
    Contribution Europäische Gemeinschaft 47,000€
    Contribution Reserve Fonds 736,000€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    1) Participation in EU funded research projects:

    examples for Horizon Europe projects:
    - European welfare systems and labour market policies, nine European partners (WeLaR)

    exemples für H2020 projects:
    - European Global Transition Network on Eco-Innovation, Green Economy and Sustainable Development (green.eu)
    - Coordination and Assessment of Research and Innovation in Support of Climate Migration Actions (CARISMA)
    - Investigating the Impact of the Innovation Union (I3U)
    - Step by step commitments for energy saving (STEP_BY_STEP)
    - Framework for the Analysis of Research and Adoption Activities and their Macroeconomic Effects) (FRAME)

    FP7: 16 projects (completeted or still ongoing)

    2) ZEW Lunch Debates (URL: http://www.zew.de/en/veranstaltungen-und-weiterbildung/veranstaltungen-fuer-die-oeffentlichkeit/zew-lunch-debates/):
    ZEW hosts the quarterly ZEW Lunch Debates in Brussels. This series has been devoted to the central topic "Economic Recovery in Europe". ZEW researchers present their own findings and policy recommendations at ZEW Lunch Debates. Subsequently, a panel with decision-makers from European institutions and Brussels-based experts discusses the ideas and proposals presented. The audience is invited to join the debate. Taking place in the European quarter of Brussels at lunch time, the 90-minute events address the staff of EU institutions, representatives from the realms of academia, politics and industry, the media, non-governmental organisations and civil society.

    3) non scientific publications / position papers by ZEW:
    - Addressing Europe’s Pressing Economic and Social Challenges, December 2011 (first position paper H2020)
    - Exiting the Crisis: Economic Research for Inclusive and Innovative Societies, April 2013 (second position paper H2020)
    - Elections to the European Parliament : Europe's economic challenges (2014)
    - Brexit and its implications for the EU (2016)

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    4 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: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 02 May 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject ZEW Lunch Debate on "Reforming the Eurozone: Prospects and Challenges"
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      • Paulina Dejmek Hack (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Jul 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject reflection paper on the future of EU finances
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 21 Mar 2017 Location Mannheim
      Subject EU budget
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Günther Oettinger
      Portfolio Budget &amp; Human Resources
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 28 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Brexit
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      • Shane Sutherland (Cabinet member)
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