PROMOTING ETHICAL FRANCHISING TOGETHER

WHAT IS THE EFF

The European Franchise Federation was founded in 1972 as a not-for-profit association to promote, defend and speak for the franchise industry in Europe. The EFF is now recognized as the leading voice for ethical franchising.

The Federation brings together a community of national franchise associations that share our core values. Values that the EFF community commits to uphold and promote through the Code of Ethics on Franchising.

Our founding members were the franchise associations from France, Belgium, the Netherland and Italy. We now have members from across the EEA area, as well as the UK and Turkey.

OUR VISION

Our industry will only grow in a sustainable way if it is underpinned by a robust set of ethical standards and principles as defined by the Code of Ethics for Franchising.

The Federation’s member associations have built their reputation on the promotion of the principles of the Code as well developing significant accreditation procedures for their own franchise company membership.

OUR MISSION

1. Lobbying - to be the single and authoritative voice for the promotion of ethical franchising in Europe with all relevant international, regional or national authorities.
2. Self-Regulation - to promote the franchise business model in compliance with a self-regulatory framework for ethical franchising.
3. Best Practice Community of Associations and of Franchises to be a platform of exchange of best - practice and benchmarking for the community of associations as well as their franchise members.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board members – franchisors

Didier DEPREAY

Belgium


Belgium

Ken DEARY


UK

Ljiljana KUKEC

Board Member


Croatia

Denis SEGUIER

Chair


France

Carolina WINTERLIV

Board Member


Sweden

Dario BARONI

Board Member


Italy

Charlotte BOSCH

Treasurer


the Netherlands

Attila BANHIDI

Board Member


Hungary

Board members – franchisees

Catherine CHALTON

Board Member


UK

Eric AZAN

Board Member


France

Hubert CLAESSEN

Vice Chairman


Belgium

The EFF LEGAL COMMITTEE

Jordi RUIZ DE VILLA

Spain


FieldFisher

Anders FERNLUND

Sweden


Astra Law

Carmen VERDONCK

Belgium


Altius

Agnes PARENT

France


FFF

Karsten METZLAFF

Germany


Noerr

Hanna-Maija ELO

Finland


Osakas

Alessandra SONNATI

Italy


Frignani Virano e Associati

Martine DE KONING

Netherlands


Kennedy van der Laan

John PRATT

UK


Hamilton Pratt

Yananakis Sotirios

Greece


Greek Franchise Association