Society of European Affairs Professionals

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Logo of the Society of European Affairs Professionals, circa 2010

SEAP is a membership organisation of lobbyists which lobbies against the regulation of lobbying.

History

SEAP was established 'in 1997 to represent all those individuals active in European affairs - trade associations; corporate representatives; consultants; lawyers; non-governmental organisations; regional representatives and others - to encourage the highest standards of professionalism for European affairs activity and promote self regulation of the profession. SEAP now has over 260 individual members each of whom are signatories to the SEAP Code of Conduct.'[1]

Relations with European Institutions

The plaque underneath the 'lobbyists tree' in the middle of the road outside the European Parliament. The tree was planted by SEAP in December 2001.
Photo by David Miller, January 2002

Aims

SEAP lists its 'objectives' as follows:

  • To establish an open non-profit making organisation of European affairs professionals dealing with the European institutions;
  • To comply with its code of conduct which is designed to promote ethical standards in the professional conduct of SEAP members;
  • To create a network of members and to advise on the correct procedures governing access to the premises, members and officials of the European institutions;
  • To establish and maintain a dialogue between SEAP members and the European Institutions with a view to finding pragmatic solutions to questions arising between them, including the effects of the internal regulations of the Institutions;
  • To investigate and promote with the institutions measures to improve efficiency in the access and exchange of essential information;
  • To provide a forum for meetings, seminars and other events dedicated to the enhancement of relations between SEAP members and the European institutions.[2]

Aims

People

SEAP states that 'The Association is run by the Board composed of not fewer than four nor more than twenty-one SEAP members, who are appointed by and dismissed by the General Assembly. Appointment to the Board shall be for a period of three years...'

SEAP posted its membership list online in 2005, but appears to have removed it for at least some of the period between 2006-2010. In 2011 the list was again available. Comparing the two lists shows that membership of around 150 in 205 has increased to around 260 in 2011.

Board 2009-2012

Lyn Trytsman-Gray (President) | George Ellis-Ruano | Dani Kolb | Catherine Stewart (Vice President) | Kajsa Stenstroem | EricVaes| Yves De Lespinay (Vice President) | Susanna di Feliciantonio | Malte lohan | Jean-Louis Bosteels (Vice-President) | Lucyna Gutman-Grauer | Truus Huisman | Rogier Chorus (Treasurer) | Philip Sheppard | Andrew Laidlaw [3]

Board 2008-2009

The last election was held at the General Assembly on 30th November 2006;

Lyn Trytsman Gray (President) | George Ellis-Ruano | Lucyna Gutman-Grauer | Catherine Stewart (Vice President) | Martin Saeckl | Martin Ohrdiski | Rogier Chorus (Past President)]] | Alain Beaumont (Treasurer) | Philip Sheppard | Yves De Lespinay | Antony Fell | Gail Orton | Andrew Laidlaw | Diane Iannucci | David Pollard | Susanna di Feliciantonio | Jean-Louis Bosteels (Vice-President) | Kajsa Stenstroem[4]

Members in 2011

Markus Abt Unilever | Isabelle Adam ECA | Renato Addis EPPA | Jelmer Alberts Dutch Association of Insurers | Gregory Antoniadis Unilever | John Arthur Unilever | Graham Austin Gbat Beckenham | Pawel Badowski Unilever | John Bastas Unilever | Renaud Batier CERAME-UNIE | Julia Bateman Joint Brussels Office of the Law Societies | Alain Beaumont AGEP | Martin Beck DODS | Malte Becker Electrolux | Steward Beggs Unilever | Helen Benson AGEP | Pierre-Olivier Bergeron The Brewers of Europe | Marlene Bijlsma Unilever | Cecile Birch Unilever | Pamela Bloor Unilever | Amanda Bogg Policy Action | Jean-Louis Bosteels Cabinet Storrer | Isabel Botto Unilever | David Brands Unilever | Jiri Brat Unilever | Lilla Brugger Unilever | Carlo Bulkmans Unilever | Maite Caballero tomas Interel European Affairs | Damian Cabrera Cibeles Advisors | Alessandro Cagli Ferrero Group | Julian Carroll Europen | Ladislav Cervenka Unilever | Rogier Chorus ChorusConsult | Mualla Cirakli Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce | Berislav Cizmek CBBS | Susan Clements Joint Brussels Office of the Law Societies | Maria Cohn Policy Action | David Coleman McDonalds | Marta Conti Interel European Affairs | Julie Cooper Interel European Affairs | Serge Coupe Unilever | Rachel Cowburn Unilever | Hans Craen Kellen Europe | Jill Craig Jaggy Bunnett | Lucy Cronin Policy Action | Judit Csalari Unilever | Marta Czerniawska Interel European Affairs | Maria Loredana D'onofrio Unilever | Claire Darmon Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | Hubert David EURIMA | Hans De belder Vlaanderen Consult EU | Johan De koning Unilever | Yves De lespinay CLAN Public Affairs | Isabelle De vinck Political Intelligence | Geert Debevere Unilever | Miette Dechelle UEPG | Chris Decroix Peak PR | Francis Dekker Unilever | Sophie Delair Publicis | Cristina Delfanti Unilever | Stephane Desselas Athenora | Nele Devolder Kellen Europe | Sandrine Devos UEPG | Tine Dewaele Unilever | Susanna Di feliciantonio Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales | Giulia Di tommaso Unilever | Luc Domergue LDC Conseil | Coline Donon Carrefour | Jean-Yves Dopchie Finance Club of Brussels | Kevin Doran Bell Pottinger | Ewa Drozd Unilever | Gael Du bouetiez European Intermediation | Xavier Du colombier Rhodia | Anne Dufermont L'Oreal | Bill Duncan Advizors.eu | Michael Durst Unilever | Derek Earnshaw Eurogeographics | James Ede Kellogg | Karl Edsjo Electrolux | Eliot Edwards Interel European Affairs | George Ellis ruano Gellis Communications | Catherine Entzminger ECA | Elena Espada Unilever | Manuel Esparrago Policy Action | Antony Fell UEPG European Aggregates Assoc | Helen Fenwick Unilever | Roberto Ferro Unilever | Dirk Fincke UEPG European Aggregates Assoc | Karel Firla Espacom | Marina Franke Procter and Gamble | Peter Freuntsch Unilever | Morag Fullilove Fullilove Consulting | Karin Gabel European Expanded Clay Association | Andreas Galanakis AmCham | Jean-Christophe Gallien Consultant | Jana Gasparova Unilever | Charles-François Gaudefroy Unilever | Filip Geerts CECIMO | Maria Gergova United Partners | Aurelie Gerth Unilever | Ismene Giachetti Unilever | Patrick Gibbels ESBA | Pavel Glukhov EPPA | Imke Grassau-zetzsche Unilever | Gerhard Gribl Unilever | Wim Groenendijk Nederlandse Gasunie | Guillaume Guitaut Jas Hennessy | Lucyna Gutman-grauer CORE | Soren Haar EACON Group | Daniela Haiduc CEPI | Julia Harrison Blueprint Partners | Louise Harvey Blueprint Partners | Heidi Hauer Kraft | Corina Hebestreit Euromines | Anne Heughan Unilever | Wes Himes Policy Action | Rachel Holland Unilever | John Houston Kreab Gavin Anderson | Catherine Howdle Joint Brussels Office of the Law Societies | Truus Huisman Unilever | Henk Huisman ING | Sophie Jacobs Interel European Affairs | Bernard Jakelic Croatian Employers' Association | Virginia Janssens Europen | Sophie Jayet Unilever | Carmen Jianu Unilever | Dr.Karl Jurka Karl Jurka Politik und Marketingberatung | Anna Kasten Karl Jurka Politik und Marketingberatung | Joelle Khraiche Interel European Affairs | Tybee Kiejdan Interel European Affairs | Joanna Kielty Joint Brussels Office of the Law Societies | Jolyon Kimble APCO | Dani Kolb Kellen Europe | Frans Kraus Kraft Foods | Jean-Christophe Kremer AGEP | Susanne Kuschel CEFIC | Willem Jan Laan Unilever | Maarten Labberton European Aluminium Association AISBL | Jean-Claude Lahaut CEFIC | Ulla Maija Laitinen Unilever | Gilles Lamarque Anthenor | Maats Landen Unilever | Simon Lang Zehfuß & Lang | Dr Gabriel Lansky LGR GmbH | Mickael Laurans Law Society of England and Wales | Xavier Lauteslager Unilever | Roger Lawrence Unilever | Sharon Leclercq-spooner EPPA | Sarah Lee Interel European Affairs | Bob Lewis Interel European Affairs | Bruno Liebhaberg CERRE | Stephan Loerke World Federation of Advertisers | Malte Lohan World Federation of Advertisers | Montserrat Lombardo Unilever | Jorge Lopes Unilever | Wouter Lox EU Salt | Gerard Luijkx Unilever | Anna Macdougald Anna Macdougald EU Public Affairs | Ranish Maharaj Unilever | Christine Marlet Eurogypsum | Michel Maroy 2M Public Affairs | Joaquim Martins lampreia Omniconsul | Bernardo Matos RTL Group | Paola Mazzucchelli EUREC | Matthias Meier Ingenieurbüro M. Meier | Anne Meister Bell Pottinger Public Affairs | Frédéric Melchior EUBAC | Susanne Meyer AGEP | Pascal Michaux EPPA | Meglena Mihova EPPA | Erika Mink Tetra Pak | Paola Mirra Unilever | Monica Monaco VISA Europe Services | Jean-Philippe Monod Interel European Affairs | Eduardo Mulas EPPA | Sean Murray EUK Consulting | Fiona Murray Schuman Associates | Philip Myers PepsiCo | Gavin Neath Unilever | Walter Neumayer Unilever | George Niland Policy Action | Adriana Nosewicz AGEP | Kieran O'keefe Interel European Affairs | Patrick Oliver Accenture | Erik Oosthuizen IKUN | Heleen Ossewaarde Unilever | Ana Palencia Unilever | Berna Pasin Procter and Gamble | Emmanouil Patavos Interel European Affairs | Russell Patten Grayling | Christoph Pausch Micro Finance Platform | Antonella Pederiva CECCM | Miguel Pestana Unilever | Robert Polywka Unilever | Raquel Ponte costa Kellen Europe | Tordis Poulsen Unilever | Cristina Preda Unilever | Christiaan Prins Unilever | Emilie Prouzet FCD | Caroline Rey ECCO | Nicolas Robin O-I Europe | Lida Rohner Unilever | Jeremy Rollison Policy Action | Aline Rutsaert AGEP | Martin Saeckl EACON Group | Veronique Scailteur Procter and Gamble | Maria Teresa Scardigli Kellen Europe | Florentin Scarlat Unilever | Severina Scarnecchia CEFIC | Jean Marie Schepens Haverech | Stefan Schepers EPPA | Annegret Schneider Policy Action | Joanne Scobie Policy Action | Gabriele Seidl Unilever | Angela Shepherd Kraft Foods | Philip Sheppard AIM European Brands Association | Sylvie Siest Unilever | Bernard Skalicky Skalda | Youri Skaskevitch AGEP | Christiaan Smits Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | David Spence Hyundai Motor Company | Keith Spinks European Travel Retail Consortium | Stephen Stacey Hyundai Motor Company | Maria Stareborn Unilever | Kajsa Stenstroem Diplomat Communications | Catherine Stewart Interel European Affairs | Peter Strempel Edelman | Viktor Sundberg Electrolux | Neil Sutherland Ordnance Survey | Erzebet Szalokine Unilever | Tony Taylor Unilever | Serge Thines McDonalds | Harvey Thomas Fellowship of European Broadcasters | Dick Toet Unilever | Lyn Trytsman-gray RTL Group | Eric Vaes Best Practice Public Affairs | Roel Vaessen European Coffee Federation | Emil Valdelin WFA | Michelle Van den burg Unilever | Benno Van der laan Interel European Affairs | Edward Van der woerd ING | Nicolas Van hoecke Toyota Motor Europe | Martijn Van veldhoven Unilever | Hendrik Vanbroeckhoven EPPA | Johan Vanhemelrijck Hippconsult European & PA | Florian Vernay Unilever | Aurora Vicente AGEP | Kaisa Virtanen Unilever | Gerry Vlassopoulos Unilever | Julius Waller EPPA | Michael Warburg Unilever | Simon Webb Procter and Gamble | Kerstin Weertz EU Warehouse | Glynis Whiting Whiting Eaton Associates | Alexander Wijnbergen Consultant | Liz Woolner Unilever | Barbara Wynne Accenture | Ramy Zaki Procter and Gamble | Roberto Zangrandi ENEL[5]</ref>

Members in 2005

Name Organisation Name Organisation
Emiliano Alonso Pelegrin Alonso & Asociados Hanna Anttilainen Herbert Smith
Graham Austin GB at Beckenham Management & Pub. Aff. Consult. Grace Barrasso European Aluminium Association (EAA)
Ross Bartley BIR,EFR & EUROMETREC Julia Bateman Law Societies
Alain Beaumont UNESDA Union of Non-Alc. Beverages Asso. Helen Benson UNESDA Union of Non-Alc. Beverages Asso.
Jimena Bernar Arogena Interel Nathalie Biesel-Wood CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre
Jean-Louis Bosteels Lawfirm Storrer Richard Boutet FCD Fed. des Entr. du Commerce et de la Distr.
Kevin Bradley ACE Alliance for Beverage Cartons and Environment Maurits Bruggink Laross
Lodewijk Buschkens ICODA-European Affairs Consultancy Julian Carroll EUROPEN
Nathalie Chadeyron Electricite de France Jean-Marie Chandelle CEMBUREAU
Rogier Chorus CERAME UNIE Ignacio Corrochano cbeuropa Consulting
Noël Coupaye Gaz de France Elizabeth Crossick Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Georg Danell KREAB Hubert David EURIMA
Angel de Bernardo Euradia International, S.L. Frederic De Hemptinne EUREAU
Yves de Lespinay EULA aisbl Europ. Rodolphe de Looz -Corswarem The Brewers of Europe
Agnès C F de Meester European Dredging Association Ger de Ridder Fellowship of European Broadcasters
Johan de Rycker Raffinerie Tirlemontoise S.A. Bart de Turck U.E.A, Union Europeenne de l Ameublement
Stephane Desselas Athenora Consulting Susanna di Feliciantonio DLA Upstream
Luc Domergue LDC Conseil Kevin Doran British Medical Association
Gaël du Bouëtiez European-Intermediation Jean-Claude Ducatte EPSY-DCM
Bill Duncan ASSURRE Bruno Dupont EURALIA SA
Fiona Durie EUROPEN Derek Earnshaw Ordnance Survey
Valeria Fagone Interel Henrik Fallesen Dansk Industri
Antony Fell EBF Rafael Fernandez Aller ANEFA
Bernard Fierens Gevaert TRACTEBEL Karel Firla Interel EU Pub. Aff. and Corp. Communication
Alexander Fricke Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Nadia Fringer Confederation of European Paper Industries
Gloria Galan Ugartemendia DLA Upstream Roy L.Gentry European-American Pub. Aff. & Comm.
John Grayston Eversheds Daniel Guéguen European Training Institute
Lucyna Gutman-Grauer Concept and Research (CO-RE) sprl Sören Haar Euro P.A. GmbH, Brussels Office
Pauliina Hakulinen DLA Upstream Dionne Heijnen Kraft Foods
Saskia Horsch Interel Wills Hughes-Wilson EBE - Emerging Biopharmaceutical Enterprises
Diane Iannucci Polytecna Zeljko Ivancevic Foundation for Economic Interests Promotion www.konfederacija.com
Bernard Jakelic Croatian Employers Association Marko Janhunen UPM-Kymmene Corporation
John Jolliffe Interel Kaija Kainurinne TVO
Jonathan Kapstein LYONDELL Chemical CO Patrik Karlsson DLA Upstream
Daniela Kolb AGEP s.a. Association Management Marika Konings Interel Public Relations and Public Affairs
Maarten Labberton AISE Int. Ass. for Soaps, Detergents & Maint. Prods Michèle Lahaye De Post-La Poste
Andrew Laidlaw The Law Societies Joint Brussels Office Dennis Landsbert-Noon European Voice
Christophe Lecureuil YUM! Restaurants International Cassandra Legrand Interel
Bruno Liebhaberg BEE S.A., Business Environement Europe Fredrik Lofthagen INTEREL Public Relations & Public Affairs
Pierre Longin Longin & Associes Stefan Lorentzson Volvo
Anna Macdougald Anna Macdougald EU Public Affairs Lene Madsen Cabinet Stewart
Afzaal Malik Coca Cola Services SA Vicky Marissen European Training Institute
Jean-Luc Marliere Joaquim Martins Lampreia OMNICONSUL- Consultores em Comunicacao Lda
Francis Mary Bureau Representation Permanente LA POSTE (F) Bettina Meller SEAP
Fredrik Mink BILBO Management Services Jean-Charles Mirgaux C.E.C.E. sprl Cabinet Europ. de Conseils en Entr.
Monica Monaco Visa Europe Patricia Muller SEITA/ALTADIS
Fiona Murray Athronan Associates Anne-Marie Neeteson FAIP, Farm Animal Industrie Platform
Bozidar Novak SPEM Communication Group Helen O Sullivan AGEP s.a. Association Management
Patrick Oliver Governement Relations Europe Accenture Bernhard Oppermann Bundesverband der Deutschen Kalkindustrie
Matthew Orman Interel Gail Orton Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
June O'Keeffe The Law Society Maarit Palovirta Interel
Tom Parker Interel Russell Patten Grayling SA
Nicholas Phillips Nicholas Phillips Associates Gregoire Poisson European Aggregates Association UEPG
Joanna Przetakiewicz KREAB Frederic Puel FIDAL, Societes d'Avocats
Heidi Ranscombe Edelman Veronique Renard ELECTRABEL S.A.
Michael Renouf Crosby Renouf Olivier Ricard TOTAL SA
Axel Rindborg Interel Nicolas Robin Cabinet Stewart
Martin Saeckl European Affairs Consulting Group sprl Feriel Saouli Interel
Viviana Siclari Cabinet Stewart Pia Skaerbak FIPRA International
Bernard Skalda Skalicky SKALDA Czech Business Center - Denmark Roxane Smyth Cabinet Stewart
Keith Spinks European TRavel Retail Council (ETRC) Stephen Stacey Toyota Motor Europe
Richard Steel Archiméde Kajsa Stenström DLA Upstream
Catherine Stewart Cabinet Stewart Viktor Sundberg Electrolux European Affairs
Dominique Taeymans The Brewers' House Anna Torres Cabinet Stewart
Lyn Trytsman-Gray Kraft Foods Constandinos Tsiourtos European Information Network
Eric Vaes INTERBREW Frederic van Houte CDIV Comite Perm. des Ind. du Verre Europ.
Frank van Oss Concern Philippe van Wassenhove Kraft Foods
Bill Vandaele BVD CONSULTANT Johan Vanhemelrijck European Public Affairs Food and Pharmaceuticals
Peter Vanovertveld Interel Vanya Veras FEAD Eu Fed. of Waste Mangmt and Env. Services
Michael Völzow CEOC aisbl James Wilson Hill & Knowlton International Belgium s.a./n.v.
Simon Wreford-Howard The Vaccine Fund Michelle Wyart-Remy IMA-Europe, Industrial Mineral Association
Theo Zijdenbos Economiesuisse David Zimmer Caobisco

Contact details

Boulevard Saint-Michel 79
B-1040 Brussels
Phone: +32 2 740 29 69
Fax: +32 2 732 51 02
Email: seap AT agep.eu
Web: http://www.seap.eu.org

Notes

  1. SEAP About SEAP, accessed 8 September 2009
  2. SEAP About SEAP, accessed 8 September 2009
  3. SEAP How we work, Retrieved from the Internet Archive of 28 October 2009, accessed 2 November 2011
  4. SEAP How we work, Retrieved from the Internet Archive of 20 September 2008, accessed 2 November 2011
  5. SEAP Current SEAP members, accessed 2 november 2011