European Landowners' Organization asbl (ELO asbl)

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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.

400,000€ - 499,999€

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

Lobbyists declared: 10.75 FTE (12)

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: 5


Meetings with European Commission: 15

Lobbying costs over the years:


European Landowners' Organization asbl (ELO asbl)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

36063991244-88 (First registered: 25 Feb 2009)

Goals / Remit

The European Landowners Organization (ELO), created in 1972, is a unique federation of national associations from the EU28, which represents the interests of the landowners, land managers, rural entrepreneurs and family businesses at the European political level. Independent and non-profit making and registered as such in Belgian law, ELO is the only organisation able to stand for all rural actors. Such a broad scope gives it an unmatched credibility and communication ability in its relations with the European decision makers, at the highest level and with the public opinion. ELO statutory commitment is to defend and promote sustainable development, conservation, protection and melioration of the environment and the responsible use of natural resources. ELO promotes a prosperous countryside through sustainable management. In the EU28, rural territories cover up to 90% of the European area. Therefore, a balanced development of these territories in connection with the development of urban areas is vital for the EU future. Countryside has to keep its ability to create economic activity and job opportunities as well as to protect and enhance its environmental heritage. Both are equally essential.
ELO targets its work and its actions towards seven major issues of European importance:
- Environment
- Sustainable hunting and fishing
- Agriculture and Rural Development
- Forest
- Renewable Energy
- Status of Private Property and Companies
- Enlargement
- Trade
To forward its positions ELO has developed a communication strategy including elaboration and coordination of action programmes, involvement in EU and international conferences and workshops and think tanks management. The efficiency of the organisation relies on its ability to gather together rural actors and political decision makers at local, regional, national and European levels. Its network of 64 organisations throughout Europe represents several millions of landowners and provides the ability to voice positions shared by a huge number of stakeholders from all over the EU and the candidate countries as well as to analysis the local effects of the implementation of the EU legislation.


CAP, EU Biodiversity Strategy, EU strategy growth and jobs 2020, Forest Strategy, EPBD, EIAD, energy EED, Green Deal, large carnivore, Nature 2000;


Head office:
rue de Trèves, 67
Brussels 1040

Tel: 32 022343000