Corporate Europe Observatory
|Motto||We expose the power of corporate lobbying in the EU.|
The team (2015) consists of Belén Balanyá, Olivier Hoedeman, Nina Holland, Erik Wesselius, Martin Pigeon, David Lundy, Pia Eberhardt, Kenneth Haar, Nicolas Klepinine, Pascoe Sabido, Lora Verheecke, and Vicky Cann. Roel van den Bosch is CEO's financial administrator.
Corporate Europe Observatory carries out research and publishes reports on corporate lobbying activities at the EU level.
CEO is one of the founders of the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU). This coalition of over 160 civil society groups, trade unions, academics and public affairs firms monitors the influence of lobbyists on the political agenda in Europe.
In 2010 ALTER-EU published "Bursting the Brussels Bubble". This collection of articles provides an insight into decision-making in the European Union and explores some lobbying techniques.
CEO jointly organises the Worst EU Lobbying Awards, which are given to the lobby group which uses "the most deceptive, misleading or otherwise problematic lobbying tactics in their attempts to influence EU decision-making" in a given year.