European Seed Association (ESA)
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.
800,000€ - 899,999€
Lobbyists declared: 8 FTE (9)
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: 4
Meetings with European Commission: 5
Lobbying costs over the years:
European Seed Association (ESA)
Registration on EU Transparency Register
Goals / Remit
ESA is the voice of the European seed sector, representing the interests of those active in research, breeding, production and marketing of seeds of agricultural, horticultural and ornamental plant species.
ESA's mission is to work for:
fair and proportionate regulation of the European seed sector;
freedom of choice for its customers (farmers, growers, industry, consumers) in supplying seeds as a result of innovative, diverse technologies and production methods;
effective protection of intellectual property rights relating to plants and seeds.
All EU initiatives, policies and legislative files touching upon plant breeding (including research and development), seed production, seed trade and seed marketing.
Avenue des Arts 52 7th floor 7th floor
Tel: 32 2 7432860
Lobbyists with EP accreditation
Person in charge of EU relations
Person with legal responsibility
Procurement from EU institutions
Grants from EU institutions
Total public financing
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Expert groups (European Commission)
Consultation Forum on Access and benefit sharing (ABS)#E03396 #http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=3396 #Member #C#Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health#E00860 #http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=860 #Observer #C#Working Group on Plant Health#Working Group on Seeds and Propagating Material
Intergroups (European Parliament)
Industry forums (European Parliament)
a.o., EU legislation on - Seed Marketing - Plant Health - Plant Variety Rights - Biodiversity - Common Agricultural Policy - Organic Farming - Plant Protection Products - Research and Innovation - Genetically Modified Organisms
Meetings with European Commission5 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.
- 20 Mar 2019 - Director-General Anne Bucher - general presentation (DG Health and Food Safety)
- 09 Jul 2018 - Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis - Innovation in seeds (DG Health)
- 09 Jul 2018 - Annika Nowak - Innovation in seeds (DG Health)
- 27 Jun 2016 - Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis - New breeding techniques, innovation in seeds (DG Health)
- 27 Jun 2016 - Nathalie Chaze - New breeding techniques, innovation in seeds (DG Health)