The International Facility Management Association (IFMA), in partnership with other European facility management (FM) organizations, has launched the EU FM Coalition to educate decision makers and stakeholder groups on the importance and impact of facilities profession within the European Union. The official launch took place earlier this year at the European Facility Management Conference in Berlin, Germany. The EU FM Coalition promises to help shape public policy, provide industry perspective, and highlight the connection between facilities management and important public sector goals like energy efficiency.
As the number and influence of facilities management professionals continue to grow throughout Europe, the EU FM Coalition is poised to become the preeminent public advocacy body for facility management within the Union. The complete list of FM organizations that participated in the launch includes: IFMA, EuroFM, the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), the Romanian Facility Management Association (ROFMA), the German Facility Management Association (GEFMA), the Bulgarian Facility Management Association, the IFMA Foundation, and IFMA chapters in Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Facility management is a large and growing global industry with stakes in a huge variety of public policy issues including energy and water use, environmental stewardship, tax policy, disaster preparation and recovery, emergency response, workplace safety, education and training, smart buildings and worker mobility. Many of these subjects were discussed during the launch.
More information about the EU Coalition can be found online.