Corporate Europe Observatory

The Corporate Europe Observatory – interestingly shortened to the acronym CEO – is an established research and campaign group that exposes the heavy influence of corporate interests on EU policies.

Our donation contributes to their existing ‘Lobbycracy’ program. Among other issues, CEO wants to tackle corporation’s lobbying of individual member states to influence decision-making in the EU Council.

To do so, the organisation plans to further strengthen its collaboration with other watchdog and campaigning groups across Europe. This makes it a perfect fit for our goal to contribute to the creation of a vibrant pan-European civil society.

If you are asking yourself why counter-balancing corporate power in Brussels is relevant, check out CEO’s Revolving Door Watch to see which EU politicians recently changed sides to work as lobbyists or for industry.

Want to learn more about the hotspots of EU lobbying? Click on the map below to take a virtual lobby tour.

Grant size  20-40k+ Year  2016 Approach  Campaigning (incl. advocacy, awareness-raising, direct action) ; Capacity building (trainings, events, research)

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