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 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.
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
Board members – franchisees
The EFF LEGAL COMMITTEE
Jordi RUIZ DE VILLA
Martine DE KONING
HOW TO FIND US
Executive Director Alisdair@eff-franchise.com
+32(0) 2 520 16 07
Rue Washington, 40,
BE - 1050 Brussels,