Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

About CEO

Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) is a research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making.

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This corporate capture of EU decision-making leads to policies that exacerbate social injustice and accelerate environmental destruction across the world. Rolling back corporate power and exposing greenwash are crucial in order to truly address global problems including poverty, climate change, social injustice, hunger and environmental degradation.

Corporate Europe Observatory works in close alliance with public interest groups and social movements in and outside Europe to develop alternatives to the dominance of corporate power. CEO is registered as not-for-profit foundation under Dutch law at the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce.

Main office

In 2009, CEO moved to an office in the Mundo-B, Rue d’Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. The CEO team in Brussels can be contacted on +32 (0)2 893 0930.

Work

Read about the highlights of CEO’s work in 2013 and find out more about our work on:

Staff

Corporate Europe Observatory’s team currently consists of:  Vicky Cann, Pia Eberhardt, Kenneth Haar, Olivier Hoedeman, Nina Holland, Martin Pigeon, Pascoe Sabido, Erik Wesselius, Belén Balanyá (currently on sabbatical leave) and Federica Morelli (intern) (research and campaign team), Nicolas Klepinine (office manager), Kat Ainger (editor), Roel van den Bosch (financial administrator).

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As from January 2015, Ceo is looking for a new intern to conduct research on specific issues around the influence of corporate lobbying on EU policy-making processes, as well as to provide support for CEO's ongoing campaign work. Apply before the 12th of November 2014. Get more information here.

Advisory board

CEO has an advisory board. Its members are: Brid Brennan (The Netherlands/Ireland), Pratap Chatterjee (India/US), Ann Doherty (The Netherlands/US), Susan George (France), Adam Ma’anit (UK/US), America Vera-Zavala (Sweden) and Thomas Wallgren (Finland).

Funding

Corporate Europe Observatory receives grants from a number of trusts and foundations. Currently we receive funding from the Adessium Foundation, Isvara Foundation, Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation, RH Southern Trust, Sigrid Rausing Trust, JM Goldsmith foundation, Misereor, Human Earth Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust , Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind and the Marisla Foundation. CEO doesn't receive any EU or member state government funding.

CEO accounts 2005-2013.

Charitable status

Corporate Europe Observatory is recognised by the dutch tax office as a charitable institution (ANBI) under fiscal number 806634558. Legal and fiscal information can be found here.

 

Our correspondence with Pr. Anne Glover, the current Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission (CSA), on her role in the European Commission's review of endocrine disrupting chemicals shows how the very existence of her position was used by business-friendly interests to convey key messages to the top of the European Commission's hierarchy, playing a determining role in the massive delay now inflicted to the European Commission's handling of this important public health regulation. We ask that the CSA position is not renewed in the new Juncker Commission.
Will EFSA become more transparent, and to lobbyists or scientists? After its public consultation on its draft transparency policy, the Authority must now choose.
Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) today criticised the plenary vote of MEPs to approve the Jean-Claude Juncker Commission.
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Call for internship

We are looking for an intern to conduct research on specific issues around the influence of corporate lobbying on EU policy-making processes, as well as to provide support for CEO's ongoing campaign work. Meanwhile we offer you an opportunity to strengthen your research skills and improve your knowledge of EU decision-making.

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