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. We work with partner organisations and coalition networks, but we also welcome help and support from the wider public in opposing the overwhelming influence of corporations in EU institutions and agencies. Find out more about our work and get involved.
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Our independence is vitally important to our work, which is why CEO doesn't accept any funding from the EU, other governments or companies. We rely on the financial support of engaged individuals and organisations to help us secure a stable funding base and to plan and implement long term activity. Please consider becoming a Friend of CEO or make a donation to support our work.
Your funds, small or big, can help us to increase our work to expose lobbying scandals and boost our campaigning against the capture of EU policy-making by big business.
Find out more about lobbying in Brussels
CEO organises guided lobby tours of the EU quarter in Brussels during the summer, walking visitors around key lobby landmarks in the capital. Discover the secret world of the Brussels' lobbyists and learn about how corporations influence the EU institutions. Lobby tour dates are publicised in our newsletter. Tours for groups can also be arranged - contact us with the details of the group size, profile, preferred language and schedule and we will get back to you if we are able to help.
Conferences and other events
Corporate Europe Observatory gets involved in a range of actions, events and conferences - check the website or our newsletters to find out more.
CEO seeks freelance investigative journalists and researchers
If you are a freelance investigative journalist or researcher interested in reporting, in English, on issues around corporate lobbying influence, conflicts of interest and related issues concerning EU decision-making, then we would like to hear from you! We are aiming to develop a group of freelance journalists to call upon to conduct key investigations when opportunities arise.
If you are interested, please send a motivation letter and your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org