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.
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.
In 2009, CEO opened a new 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.
Read about the highlights of CEO’s work in 2012 and find out more about our work on Lobbycracy, Climate & Energy, EU economic governance, Global Europe (Trade and Investment), Agribusiness and our more specific campaigns on Revolving Doors and EFSA.
Corporate Europe Observatory’s team currently consists of: Kat Ainger (editor), Belén Balanyá, Roel van den Bosch (financial administrator), Ester Araúzo (media relations), Vicky Cann, Pia Eberhardt, Kenneth Haar, Olivier Hoedeman, Leonie Hogervorst (intern), Nina Holland, Bruno Nicostrate (office manager), Martin Pigeon, Pascoe Sabido, Stijn Vanhandsaeme (webmaster), Erik Wesselius and Marcus Wolf (intern).
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).
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 and Environmental Investigation Agency. CEO doesn't receive any EU or member state government funding.