European Cyclists' Federation (ECF)

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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.

2,250,000€ - 2,499,999€

Financial year: 01/01/2018 - 01/12/2018

Lobbyists declared: 16.75 FTE (20)

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

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5
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0.75

Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 2

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1

Meetings with European Commission: 13

Lobbying costs over the years:

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5
10
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1000

European Cyclists' Federation (ECF)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

28451455737-18 (First registered: 27 Apr 2011)

Goals / Remit

ECF mission statement

The European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) is pledged to ensure that bicycle use achieves its fullest potential so as to bring about sustainable mobility and public well-being. To achieve these aims, the ECF seeks to change attitudes, policies and budget allocations at the European level. The ECF will stimulate and organise the exchange of information and expertise on bicycle related transport policies and strategies as well as the work of the cyclists' movement.

Our Aims and Objectives:

* To promote and encourage cycling in the countries of Europe as an economic, efficient, healthy and environmentally friendly means of transport and recreation. The ECF shall act as a federation of member groups throughout Europe.
* To raise the status of cycling and to promote recognition of the benefits of cycling for both individuals and society as a whole.
* To encourage consideration of cyclists' needs in Europe in all aspects of transport planning and management, environment, safety and health, and promote cycle-friendly conditions throughout Europe.
* To support member groups on matters of national and international importance relating to the aims of the ECF.
* To undertake research on matters relating to cycling, transportation, environment and safety.
* To enhance the information and advice available to member groups and thus assist in their activities nationally and internationally.
* To promote the exchange of information and expertise between member organisations.
* To make available services of member organisations to individual members of member organisations in other countries.
* To hold conferences on a regular basis in Europe in order to discuss matters relating to cycling, transport, environment and safety.
* To provide information and expertise in order to raise the awareness of specific groups: international bodies and institutions, politicians, planners, manufacturers/trade groups, bicycle holiday agents/tourism authorities, environmental and transport groups with regard to cycling and its benefits and needs.

Issues

Main EU initiatives, policies and legislative files currently followed by your organisation: ECF objectives in relations to EU institutions are to ‘raise the status of cycling and to promote recognition of the benefits of cycling for both individuals and society as a whole’ and to ‘encourage consideration of cyclists’ needs in Europe in all aspects of transport planning and management, environment, safety and health, and promote cycle-friendly conditions throughout Europe’. For this purpose we have launched in 2017 the EU Cycling Strategy Campaign.( n)( n)ECF works on these EU initiatives:( n)( n)- 7th Environmental Action Programme – General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020 ‘Living well, within the limits of our planet’ [Decision No 1386/2013/EU]( n)- European Commission White Paper on Transport – Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system [COM (2011) 144]( n)- ( n)- Eurostat Stasticial System [Regulation (EU) 2015/759]( n)- Funds: ERDF, ESF, the Cohesion Fund, EAFRD, CEF( n)- European Commission Communication on Tourism - Europe, the world's No 1 tourist destination: a new political framework for tourism in Europe [COM(2010) 352]( n)- Trans-European Transport Network [Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013]( n)- Connecting Europe Facility [Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013]( n)- Rail passengers’ Rights and Obligations [Regulation (EU) No. 1371/2007]( n)- ( n)- COSME and ERASMUS+ programmes [Regulations (EU) No 1287/2013 and No 1288/2013, respectively]( n)- A Global Partnership for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development after 2015 [COM(2015) 44 final]( n)- Key Features of an EU Urban Agenda [SWD(2015) 109] and UN New Urban Agenda (Habitat III)( n)- European Commission Communication on Together towards Competitive and Resource-efficient Urban Mobility [COM(2013) 913], European Mobility Week/Do the Right Mix.( n)- Digital Agenda for Europe (Smart Cities)( n)- European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Smart Cities and Communities( n)- Intelligent Transport Systems Directive [Directive 2010/40/EU] ( n)- ITS action plan and Cooperative-Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS)( n)- Type-approval Requirements for the General Safety of Motor Vehicles [Regulation (EC) No 661/2009] (n) Revision of the Road Infrastructure Safety Management Directive [2008/96/EC] (n) EU Motor Insurance Directive [2009/103/EC] (n) Council Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax Relevant policy implementation, public relations and communication activities such as projects, events and publications: In the context of the EU Cycling Strategy Campaign, ECF co-published in 2017 the EU Cycling Strategy Recommendations document and handed it over to Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, at the Velo-city conference 2017. To work on the implementation of the recommendations issued in said document, a ‘Structured Dialogue’ with DG MOVE was set up in 2018 www.cyclingstrategy.eu ECF is taking part in several European projects, including on: - EuroVelo, the European cycle route network - CHIPS - Cycle Highways Innovation for smarter People Transport and Spatial Planning - HEMA - Active Voice - MoTiV - PACTE Advocacy is taking place through these networks: - Scientists for Cycling - Cities and Regions for Cyclists - World Cycling Alliance - The PEP Partnership for Cycling - Cycling Forum Europe - Publications in 2018: - Making Buildings Fit For Sustainable Mobility: Comparing Regulations for Off-Street Bicycle and Car Parking in Europe.

Address

Head office:
Rue Franklin, 28
Brussels 1000,
Belgium

Tel: 32 2 880 92 74