Transparency International (TI)

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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.

1,000,000€ - 1,249,999€

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

Lobbyists declared: 18 FTE (20)

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: 13


Meetings with European Commission: 41

Lobbying costs over the years:


Transparency International (TI)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

501222919-71 (First registered: 23 Jun 2008)

Goals / Remit

Transparency International is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. It brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world.

Our vision is a world in which government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.

Since its founding in 1993, TI has played a lead role in improving the lives of millions around the world by building momentum for the anti-corruption movement. TI raises awareness and diminishes apathy and tolerance of corruption, and devises and implements practical actions to address it.

Transparency International is a global, politically non-partisan network including more than 100 locally established national chapters and chapters-in-formation. These bodies fight corruption in the national arena in a number of ways. They bring together relevant players from government, civil society, business and the media to promote transparency in elections, in public administration, in procurement and in business. TI’s global network of chapters and contacts also use advocacy campaigns to influence governments to implement anti-corruption reforms.

In addition to the national chapters, Transparency International has an International Secretariat (TI-S) in Berlin. The International Secretariat is an independent association (“eingetragener Verein”) established under German law. The secretariat provides leadership for the movement’s international initiatives, supports chapters and coordinates our regional work through knowledge sharing, advocacy and coalition building.

In collaboration with national chapters, the secretariat produces numerous research, tools and policy positions. It serves as a knowledge centre, offering valuable insights into the dynamics of corruption and new approaches to tackling it.

Transparency International’s relations with the EU Institutions are coordinated by Transparency International EU (the Brussels office of the organisation). TI EU is an independent AISBL established under Belgian law. It is the mission of TI EU to prevent corruption and promote integrity, transparency and accountability in EU institutions, policies and legislation. It is its objective to create lasting, structural change at the EU level so that government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are characterized by integrity, justice and security.

TI EU works in close cooperation with the TI Secretariat in Berlin and TI national chapters particularly with those 22 chapters located in EU member states. The objective of TI EU is to fulfill the European dimension of the global TI movement – to provide Brussels-based advocacy at the EU level.

By its very nature, corruption is a cross-cutting issue that negatively affects citizens. The many facets of corruption exacerbate the exploitation of the poor and underprivileged, and can have serious implications on the right to equality before law, the right to property, the freedom to perform business, fair and just working conditions, fair political representation and participation, and the basic rights to dignity, integrity and personal security. To alleviate these problems, TI EU works to fight corruption and to create an EU in which all citizens can exercise their fundamental rights in full.

In addition to that, EU legislation and policies can have significant impact on the fight against corruption at national level in EU member states and beyond. The work at EU level thus contributes to the fight against corruption in many countries around the world, for example through work on anti-money laundering regulation, development aid, structural funds and by ensuring that the EU Institutions themselves lead by example when it comes to transparency and the prevention of corruption.


Transparency International EU aims to prevent corruption and promote integrity, transparency and accountability in EU institutions policies and legislation. In that sense TI EU is the EU liaison office of the global movement. Transparency International EU follows all policies and legislative files in the area of anti-corruption and transparency. As of 2020, this includes: - Codes of Conduct in all EU Institutions - EU Ethics body - Inter-Institutional Agreement for a mandatory transparency register - Transparency in the Council - Transparency of the legislative process, including trilogues - Anti-corruption in the European Semester - Anti-Money Laundering (supervisory / regulatory regime) - EU global human rights sanction regime - Directive on asset freezing and confiscation - Directive on the reuse of public sector information - EU Supranational Risk Assessment - Citizenship- and Residence-by-investment schemes - Accounting Directive for public Country-by-Country reporting - Discharge reports for main EU Institutions - EU Budget Transparency and Accountability - Protection of the EU’s financial interests - revision of the MFF - MFF contingency Plan 2020 for EU funded programmes - Revision of CRP for EU coronavirus response funding - EU Public Procurement and Cohesion Policy as part of future emergencies responses - Open Government & Open Data - Fundamental Rights Report - Rule of Law and conditionality for EU funding - European Public Prosecutor - Directive on fight against fraud by means of criminal law (PIF) - The work of the anti-corruption agenda OLAF - EU staff regulation & whistleblower protection - Financial Regulation conflict of interest provisions - EU Whistleblower protection directive - EU Structural Funds, and CohesionRegional Policy (including Integrity Pacts) - Safeguarding EU funds in Public procurement in EU funds - EU extractive industries transparency laws (Accounting and Transparency Directives) - EC’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan - European Democracy Action Plan - Review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive - Corporate due diligence mechanism - Enlargement policies and progress reports - European Neighbourhood policy - European Development policy + financing - Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals - European Parliament Rules of Procedure - Council Priorities in the area of anti-corruption - European Elections (including questions of funding - Common Foreign and Security Policy, especially EU missions and security assistance - Transparency and accountability of Eurozone governance institutions, especially ECB, EIB, ESM and Eurogroup For our latest positions and activities on these files please also consult our websites: and


Head office:
Alt-Moabit 96
Berlin 10559

Tel: 49 303438200

Belgium office:
Rue de l'industrie, 10
Brussels 1000,

Tel: 32 28932458