How to make a more transparent registration

waterbottleBrussels, 3 April 2012 – Members of the EU Civil Society Contact Group and ALTER-EU have decided to adopt higher standard of transparency than the inconsistent and insufficient requirements for registration in the “Transparency Register”.

Our guidelines for registration set a constructive example of how the “Transparency Register” could be easily improved.

A meaningful register must disclose:
– the names of lobbyists and the number of full-time equivalents should be declared by all registrants,
– the finances involved in any lobbying effort, including the specific funding resources, and
– the specific lobbying issues, including the official reference numbers of targeted legislative pieces.

The guidelines are addressed to all entities that want to register in the voluntary “Transparency Register”. It was written primarily for organisations that will register in the NGO category of the register but the standards that have been set should apply to all lobbyists.

In the guidelines you can find:
– which additional information we believe you should submit in the interest of transparency,
– an example of how to calculate your expenditures related to lobbying, and
– a short text with a critique of the register that we suggest you include in your registration.

ALTER-EU´s guide file_pdf

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