European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry

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Lobbying Costs

200,000€ - 299,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.25 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry   (EFCI)

    EU Transparency Register

    79863609229-39 First registered on 27 Jul 2012

    Goals / Remit

    Established in 1988, the EFCI (European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry) brings together national associations across Europe, employing more than 3,9 million people. EFCI members are responsible for representing the interests of the cleaning and facility services companies in their respective country and, where so existing, for the conclusion of the collective agreements in the sector.

    The EFCI is the privileged interlocutor of the European Institutions regarding all questions related to the industry. Since the establishment of a European Sectoral Social dialogue Committee on Industrial Cleaning in 1998, the EFCI is recognised as a social partner by the European Commission.

    The Secretariat is based in Brussels. It aims to ensure the continuous monitoring of the activities of the European Institutions and the taking into account of the cleaning industry’s interests in the frame of the elaboration of European policies and regulations that are relevant for the sector.

    Main EU files targeted

    EFCI's main focus lies on policies in the area of:
    (i) labour market surveillance and labour law at national and European level;
    (ii) employment and social policy, including social protection;
    (iii) health and safety at the workplace;
    (iv) internal market and services;
    (v) public procurement;
    (vi) national and European level industrial relations;
    (vii) integration of the sector into circular economy.


    Head Office
    Rue Belliard, 205
    Brussels 1040
    EU Office
    Rue Belliard, 205


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    3 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 19 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Alessandro Oshiai 01 Jun 2024 01 Jun 2026
    Matteo Matarazzo 17 Feb 2024 14 Feb 2025
    Lorenzo MATTIOLI 01 Mar 2024 28 Feb 2025
    Matteo Matarazzo 05 Jan 2023 01 Jan 2024
    Lorenzo MATTIOLI 05 Jan 2023 01 Jan 2024
    Ms Isabel YGLESIAS I JULIÀ 06 Feb 2020 06 Feb 2021
    Mr Sergi QUERALT 06 Feb 2020 06 Feb 2021
    Ms Marion MAZABRARD 04 Dec 2018 01 Dec 2019
    Ms Isabel YGLESIAS I JULIÀ 04 Dec 2018 01 Dec 2019
    Ms Jessie FERNANDES 27 Oct 2017 26 Oct 2018
    Ms Jessie FERNANDES 30 Sep 2016 24 Sep 2017

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    The EFCI is member of the European Employers Network (EEN), which is organised several times per year by BusinessEurope, and offers a regular platform of information, discussion and exchanges of experience on issues of concern for European employers associations’ representatives.

    The EFCI is also an active member of EBSA (European Business Service Alliance) bringing together the European associations within the business services sector.

    The EFCI participates to the "Liaison Forum", which is organised several times per year by DG Employment of the European Commission, and offers a regular platform of information, discussion and exchanges of experience on subjects of interest for EU social partners’ representatives.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant Europan Commission - DG EMPL 71,425€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    European Union Eco-labelling Board#E00374# #Observer #C#Industry, SMEs

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Since 1989, the EFCI carries out every two years (last edition in 2016), a survey on the Cleaning Industry in Europe. It provides a detailed and exhaustive analysis of the sector and its development over the last 25 years. It shows the most important socio-economical indicators (turnover, market penetration, number of companies, number of employees, work organisation, etc.) and compares the situation of the industry with the general economic context as well as with other service sectors. In June 2019, the EFCI published a Trend Report “The European Cleaning Industry 1995-2016” analysing the evolution of the sector during the last past 20 years. This statistical report builds on the historical EFCI Surveys and presents the evolution in the sector from different angles.

    Since the establishment of the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee on Industrial Cleaning in 1998, the following projects were carried out with the financial contribution of the European Commission and led to the elaboration of guides and handbooks: Industrial Cleaning - Training kit (2000), Handbook on Ergonomics in cleaning operations (2002); Guide on Selecting Best Value in cleaning operations (2004); Manual on Health & Safety in the office cleaning sector (2005); Study on the Modernisation of work organisation (2008); Study on improving the implementation of European social dialogue in the cleaning industry: examination and renewal (2010); OIRA (Online Interactive Risk Assessment) tool for the cleaning sector with the financial contribution of the European Agency for Safety and Health (2014); Best Value Guide (2016).

    The EFCI organises every year a conference for its member associations and its Circle members (cleaning companies across Europe). Each year the theme of the conference is different, yet always related to recent develoments influencing the provision of cleaning services. EFCI's 10th Conference took place on 28 June in Brussels under the title “Cleaning and Facility Services: shaping the industry for the future”.

    Finally, the EFCI actively participates in the campaign "European Cleaning Days" ( that was launched in 2015 and will probably be repetead in the futur. The campaign's mission is to raise awareness of the importance and benefits of professional cleaning and hygiene in Europe and to inspire society and public to take responsibility and actions for creating a cleaner environment.
    During the campaign, an extensive range of initiatives across Europe will be proposed; those will involve people of various age groups and professions. These events aim at engaging the general public to learn more about the necessity to preserve cleanliness in a wide variety of applications.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    6 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 09 Jul 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject The Public Procurement Directives and the role of social criteria in public procurements awarding
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      • Nicolas Schmit (Commissioner)
      • Santina Bertulessi (Cabinet member)
      • Anouk Faber (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 28 Apr 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Celebrating innovations of the professional cleaning sector in Europe and beyond
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Johannes Hahn
      Portfolio Budget and Administration
      • Johannes Hahn (Commissioner)
    • Date 23 Sep 2020 Location Bruxelles
      Subject EFCI's June 2020 Position Paper, social dialogue, skills, OSH, Minimum wage
      DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
      • Joost Korte (Director-General)
    • Date 27 Sep 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Revision of the Written Statement Directive
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen
      Portfolio Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
      • Piet van Nuffel (Cabinet member)
      • Inge Bernaerts (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Changing world of work, social dialogue
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen
      Portfolio Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility
      • Inge Bernaerts (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Role of Social partners in the Services Sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      • Kai Wynands (Cabinet member)
      • Raquel Lucas (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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