Humane Society International/Europe (HSI/Europe)
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.
600,000€ - 699,999€
Lobbyists declared: 2.25 FTE (3)
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: 1
Meetings with European Commission: 7
Lobbying costs over the years:
Humane Society International/Europe (HSI/Europe)
Registration on EU Transparency Register
Goals / Remit
An affiliate of the global animal protection organisation Humane Society International (HSI), Humane Society International/Europe is a leading force for animal protection, with tens of thousands of supporters across Europe. We are an effective voice for animals, with active programmes in wildlife protection, alternatives to animal experiments, international trade and farm animal welfare.
HSI/Europe was established as a legal entity in October 2014. Our work in the European Union had previously been coordinated from the HSI/UK office in London.
Humane Society International is the international arm of The Humane Society of the United States, one of the world's largest animal protection organisations. HSI is creating a better future for animals and people through advocacy, education, and hands-on programmes. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty worldwide.
- EU animal welfare policy issues - Wildlife trade policy and CITES - Coexistence with large carnivores - International Trade Policy, especially relating to SPS and Sustainable Development chapters of EU FTAs - Policy relating to protection of marine mammals - Sustainable food policy - Policy relating to International Finance Institutions - Food safety policy, specifically relating to horsemeat - EU policy relating to use of animals in scientific research and animal alternatives - REACH
1255 23rd Street NW, Suite 450
Washington DC 20037
Tel: 1 2024521100
Avenue des Arts 50 7th Floor 7th Floor
Tel: 32 27338785
Lobbyists with EP accreditation
The following individuals work from the Brussels office:
- Ruud Tombrock, Executive Director
- Dr Joanna Swabe, Senior Director of Public Affairs
- Manon Dene, Wildlife policy consultant
The following HSI staff members are not primarily involved in EU-related activities, but sometimes interact with EU policymakers in their fields of expertise:
- Iga Glazewska, Country Director, Poland
- Andreea Roseti, Country Director, Romania
- Martina Pluda, Country Director, Italy
- Hannah Stuart, Senior Specialist, Programs & Policy, Research and Toxicology
- Marcia Truinfol, Science Policy Adviser, Research & Toxicology, Research and Toxicology
- Marina Isabel Fernandes Mendes Pereira, Regulatory Science Advisor, Research and Toxicology
- Lidia Ceriani, Regulatory Science Advisor, Research and Toxicology
- Lindsay Marshall, Biomedical Science Advisor, Research and Toxicology
- Troy Seidle, Vice President of Research and Toxicology
- Claire Bass, HSI/UK Executive Director
- Mark P. Simmonds OBE, Senior Associate Marine Scientist
Person in charge of EU relations
Person with legal responsibility
- Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
- Fur Free Alliance (FFA)
- Species Survival Network (SSN)
- Shark Alliance
- Wildlife and Countryside Link
-Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare (APGAW - UK)
-UK CITES Management Authority Joint Liaison Group (JLG)
- CARACAL (Competent Authorities for REACH and Classification and Labelling) + nanomaterials sub-group
- ecopa (European Consensus Platform for Alternatives)
- ECVAM (European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods) Stakeholder Advisory Forum
- EPAA (European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing)
- ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) Risk Assessment Committee [representing Eurogroup for Animals]
- Human Toxicology Project Consortium
- ICAPO (International Council on Animal Protection at the OECD)
- ICAPPP (International Council on Animal Protection in Pharmaceutical Programmes)
HSI does not have members per se, but has donors and supporters from across all EU Member States and beyond
Procurement from EU institutions
Grants from EU institutions
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Expert groups (European Commission)
Working Group on Cosmetic Products#E01302 #http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=1302 #Member #C#EU Platform on Animal Welfare#E03504 #http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=3504 #Member #C#Competent Authorities for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals (REACH) and Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP)#E02385 #http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=2385 #Observer #C#Sub-group on Nanomaterials
Intergroups (European Parliament)
- Regular participation in the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals - HSI also assists with coordination of cross-party European Parliament Sustainable Food Systems Group
Industry forums (European Parliament)
Humane Society International (HSI) has been actively involved in advocacy work relating to the following EU initiatives during the past few years: - EU trade policy, such as TTIP, CETA, EU-Japan, EU-Vietnam, EU-Mexico, EU-Mercosur, particularly with respect to Trade & Sustainable Development & SPS chapters; HSI/Europe is a member of the CETA Domestic Advisory Group - Regulation (EC) No. 1007/2009 on trade in seal products - Regulation on conservation of fishery resources & protection of marine ecosystems through technical measures - focus on cetacean bycatch provisions - Evaluation of the EU Action Plan for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2006-2011 and EU Strategy for Protection and Welfare of Animals 2011-2015 - Regulation (EU) No. 1007/2011 on Textile names and related labelling of textile products - Regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species (IAS) - EU policymaking and proposals concerning Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), plus implementation and enforcement of CITES - Regulation (EC) No. 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing - Amendment of Regulation (EC) 1185/2003 on the removal of fins of sharks on board vessels - Proposed EU Action Plan on reducing the incidental bycatch of seabirds in fishing gear - Directive 98/8/EC on placing on the market of biocidal products - Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes - Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 on cosmetic products - Horizon 2020 - Directive 91/414/EEC concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market - Regulation 2006/1907/EC concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH) - Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) - Regulation (EC) No 440/2008 laying down test methods - Regulation (EU) No. 15/2011 amending Regulation (EC) No 2074/2005 as regards recognised testing methods for detecting marine biotoxins in live bivalve molluscs
Meetings with European Commission7 meetings found.
The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.
- 19 Feb 2019 - Marco Valletta - The establishment of a second EU Reference Centre for animal welfare (DG Health)
- 22 Nov 2018 - Sebastien Paquot - CITES (DG Environment)
- 17 Sep 2018 - Tom Tynan - EU Protein (DG Trade)
- 07 Feb 2017 - Elina Melngaile - International Finance Institutions and Animal Welfare (DG Euro & Financial Markets)
- 13 May 2015 - Aurore Maillet - REACH (DG Environment)
- 30 Jan 2015 - Arunas Ribokas Marco Valletta Arunas Vinciunas - The Food Chain, Innovation and Challenges, Food Information to Consumers, Nutrition, and Food Waste, Animal Health, Animal Welfare and Plant Health (DG Health)
- 30 Jan 2015 - Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis - The Food Chain, Innovation and Challenges, Food Information to Consumers, Nutrition, and Food Waste, Animal Health, Animal Welfare and Plant Health (DG Health)