Established in 1988, the EFCI (European Federation of Cleaning Industries) unifies the representative national professional organisations of the cleaning industry. In addition, the EFCI established a Circle, opened to cleaning contractors and to other organisations active in the industry.
The EFCI is the privileged interlocutor of the European Institutions regarding all questions related to the industry. Recognised as social partner by the European Commission, the EFCI defends the employers’ interests within the Social Affairs Committee towards its trade union partner, UNI-Europa.
The Secretariat is based in Brussels.
Its fundamental missions are the following:
- Ensure the continuous monitoring of the activities of the European Institutions and the taking into account of the cleaning contractors’ interests in the frame of the elaboration of European policies and legislative texts (directives, regulations, etc.) that are of particular interest for the industry;
- Promote the development of professionalism;
- Ensure a better recognition of the profession and improve its image towards the interested public.
The structure of the EFCI is quite simple.
Its General Assembly, governing body for all issues affecting the association assembles all its members and meets twice per year. Circle members participate in the General Assembly meetings, without right of vote.
Its executive body, Board of Directors, meets on average 4 times per year.
The work is prepared within 3 policy Committees (Social Affairs and Social Dialogue, Economic Affairs and Technical & Quality), composed of experts designated by the member federations.
Mr Andreas LILL