Finance Watch is an international non-profit organisation founded in Brussels on April 28, 2011. It was created at the initiative of a group of 22 members of the European Parliament concerned with asymmetries of representation of civil society in the field of financial reform. Finance Watch is an independent body aiming to increase the participation of civil society in the financial reform legislative process.

Legal form
Non-profit organization

Strengthen the voice of society in the reform of financial regulation by conducting citizen advocacy and presenting public interest arguments to lawmakers and the public as a counterweight to the private interest lobbying of the financial industry.

Main Activities
  • Analyzing European legislative proposals from a public interest perspective and preparing consultation responses, position papers, reports and other publications.
  • Ensuring that the wealth of expertise among Members is shared through working groups and research projects.
  • gaining press and broadcast coverage and other exposure to communicate our views as widely as possible in the public realm.
  • Maintaining a dialogue with legislators, elected officials, administrative authorities and regulators on relevant dossiers in the European legislature.
  • Important relay to civil society in the field of finance
  • Spokesman for citizens interest in this area and counterbalance to private interests
  • Independent civil society supported by members of the European Parliament who have been the initiators
Finance and Main Partners
  • Membership fees
  • Grants
  • Donations