European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

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Lobbying costs:

WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: 01/01/2019 - 01/12/2019

Lobbyists declared: 0.25 FTE (1)

WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.


Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 0

Meetings with European Commission: 14

Lobbying costs over the years:


European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

339569615567-89 (First registered: 14 Jan 2015)

Goals / Remit

ECFR is the first pan-European think-tank. Launched in October 2007, its objective is to conduct research and promote informed debate across Europe on the development of a coherent and effective European values-based foreign policy.

Three distinctive elements define ECFR's activitites:

1) A pan-European Council. ECFR has brought together a distinguished Council of over three hundred and thirty members - politicians, decision-makers, thinkers and business leaders from across Europe - which meets once a year as a full body. Members provide ECFR staff with advice and feedback and assist ECFR's activities within their own countries. The Council is chaired by Carl Bildt, Lykke Friis and Norbert Roettgen.

2) A physical presence in the main EU member states. Uniquely among European think-tanks, ECFR has offices in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Sofia and Warsaw. The offices are platforms for research, debate, and advocacy.

3) A distinctive research and policy development process. ECFR has brought together a team of distinguished researchers and practitioners from all over Europe to advance its objectives through innovative projects with a pan-European focus.


Foreign Affairs & Security Policy: Brexit; EU-US relations; EU-MENA relations; EU-Russia relations; EU-Western Balkans; migration; multilateralism


Head office:
4th Floor. Tennyson House 159-165 Great Portland Street 159-165 Great Portland Street
London W1W 5PA,
United Kingdom

Tel: 44 207227 6860