Corporate Europe Observatory

Exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU

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There are many ways to get involved in our work !

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Subscribe to our e-newsletter to make sure you stay up-to-date with our current work, as well as any events we are organising or participating in. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates and an insight into what is going on in the EU's 'Brussels bubble'. CEO also has accounts on Flickr, YouTube and Vimeo. And if you enjoy our content, why not suggest your friends and colleagues to follow us?

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Financial independence is vital for the integrity of our work, which is why CEO does not accept any funding from EU institutions, national governments or private companies. We depend on grants and donations from charitable foundations and committed individuals.

With your help, we can intensify our work against the disproportionate leverage of big business over EU policy-making. Make a donation and join us in defending the public interest in Europe.

Here is a run-down of our bank details, to make things as easy as possible:

Account holder: Corporate Europe Observatory
Account Holder Address: Rue d'Edimbourg 26, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Name of Bank: Triodos
Address of Bank: Hoogstraat 139/3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Bank account number: 523-0803756-89
IBAN: BE45 5230 8037 5689
BIC [for donations from outside of Belgium]: TRIOBEBB

Thank you for your support, we reallly appreciate your contribution.

Guided tours

On a regular basis, and Brussels' weather allowing, CEO organises guided walking tours through the EU quarter. We take participants to key lobby landmarks in the capital and explain how corporations influence the EU institutions. The dates for these 'lobby tours' are announced in our monthly newsletter, on social media and here on the site. If you would like us to arrange a guided tour for a group of yours, please fill in our 'lobbytour' form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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We often receive messages from people offering to support us with free translations. Although we appreciate these kind offers and are very grateful to people wanting to donate their time and language skills, we find that high-
quality translations usually require professional training. Translating is a real craft and a difficult skill to master, and we want to fairly pay whoever puts in this hard work for us. For this reason, we tend to prefer employing
translators officially, and not least because lacking translation quality can create a substantial additional workload for our team.

If you have the required experience and are interested in translating for us (English to other languages), we kindly ask you to send us previous examples of your work. Depending on our current need for new translations and the quality of your work, we will then get back to you. Many thanks! 


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The corporate lobby tour