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is to act as the European umbrella organization
of employee owners and all persons, companies, trade
unions, experts, researchers, institutions, all
those people who are looking to promote employee
share ownership and participation in Europe. The
European Federation is developing, with the contribution
of experts, legal specialists and economists. It
is setting up a European centre for information,
meeting, training, advice, representation and lobbying
to serve its members. It also organises many events
and meetings in Europe to promote and develop the
participation of employee owners.
PREAMBLE TO THE
Employee share ownership
and participation make a significant contribution
to economic and social progress. They combine excellence
in labour productivity and business performance
with a broad, constructive social contribution.
They are growing all over the world.
as neither just employees nor just shareholders
but co- entrepreneurs, are taking on a new voice
and seeking to make it heard at its rightful level:
they are new social partners.
They have a new
and important contribution to make to the debate
and policy on the objectives of growth, competitiveness
and employment in Europe.
Employee share ownership
is not a matter for employee owners alone. It is
also a way of achieving better results for everybody:
employee owners and others, employees and self-employed
staff, managers, businesses and the population generally.
All major studies
show that employee share ownership provides competitive
advantage to companies in terms of growth, profitability,
productivity, efficiency, if employee share ownership
is combined with participative methods of management
(to inform and involve employees in decision-making
on job, group and company level ; empowering
them in cooperating and in taking responsibility ;
coaching and training for enabling them in group-work,
feedback, communication, etc). EFES will promote
wide-spread wealth, business excellence and humanity
– in the workplace and in its environment – to go
hand in hand.
That is why EFES
wants to be an open federation. Open not only to
employee owners, but to all those individuals, organisations,
institutions and businesses which are looking to
promote employee share ownership and participation, in
order to form as representative a federation as
possible in all the countries of Europe.
One of EFES's
foremost aims is to make employee owners' voices
heard in the social and political dialogue at the
EFES aims to
be an open, democratic and participatory European
organisation, founded on shared values of openness
to other points of view, dialogue and mutual respect.
EFES seeks to
make it easier for employees and their employer
companies to establish sustainable employee share ownership
and participation, by promoting throughout Europe
developments in legislation and in financial and
EFES aims especially
to promote the sharing of information and dialogue
among countries, companies, workers' organisations
and other social partners about good practice in
the fields of employee share ownership and participation.
information and contact
EFES - EUROPEAN
FEDERATION OF EMPLOYEE SHARE OWNERSHIP
FEAS - FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DE L'ACTIONNARIAT SALARIE
Avenue Voltaire 135, B-1030 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0)2 242 64 30 - Fax: +32 (0)2 808 30 33
Web site: www.efesonline.org
EFES' objective is to act as the umbrella organization
of employee owners, companies and all persons, trade
unions, experts, researchers, institutions looking
to promote employee share ownership and participation