EFCI’s Statement on urgent needs regarding COVID19
The EFCI published on 18 March a first statement on the urgent actions needed from decision-makers regarding the #COVID-19 and the essential role cleaning companies are playing in the sanitization of hospitals, public buildings and others space to contain the outbreak:
On 27 March the EFCI published a second statement on the urgent actions needed from decision-makers regarding the recognition of cleaning services as an essential activity, the provision of Personal Protection Equipment to cleaning agents and their freedom of movement, the protection of employment in the sector and other support actions such as specific childcare assistance for essential workers.
EFCI’s GA and Seminar: Barcelona 2020
The EFCI will be holding its annual GA and Circle meetings in Barcelona after the summer break.
The sessions will be followed by the EFCI hosted Seminar “Outsourcing for quality services”, that will count with the participation of experts in procurement from the European Institutions and Spanish authorities, as well as from and representatives of the sector. The meetings will be held in the historical buildings of the Catalan employers association Foment del Treball.
IMPORTANT: EFCI’s AG and Seminar have been postponed until after the summer. A new date will be announced when possible.
The EFCI participates to the Tripartite Social Summit
On 16 October 2019, the EFCI participated to the Tripartite Social Summit, a bi-annual forum for dialogue between the EU institutions and the European social partners. During his intervention, EFCI’s President Juan Díez de los Ríos stressed the importance of considering the services industry perspective in all EU legislative actions.
EFCI’s Political Priorities
Ahead the 2019-2024 legislature, the EFCI presents its priorities to ensure the best conditions for a competitive cleaning and facility services sector in the EU. The EFCI prioritises 4 key areas for action.