Sunday 1 July 2007
Established at the first congress of the International Federation of Employees in the Public Service, held in Vienna, Austria, in 1966, Eurofedop groups Christian and other democratic trade unions in Europe.
The 55 members are public service trade unions of the following countries: Austria, Albania, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and United Kingdom.
The principal aim of Eurofedop is to promote co-operation between public service trade unions throughout Europe and represent the interests of employees in the public service to the European Union. In order to achieve this, Eurofedop promotes the creation of a representative and pluralist European Social Dialogue, either formally or informally, in the Public Sector.
In order to increase co-operation between our members, 7 trade councils have been created: Postal Services and Telecommunications, Local and Regional Authorities, Ministries & Finances, Health Services, Police, Defence, Justice. The task of the Trade Councils consists mainly in providing mutual information, adopt resolutions on issues regarding their sector and to inform and advise the Executive Committee of Eurofedop. All trade councils meet at least once a year.
Eurofedop is a member of the Liaison Committee of the Council of Europe.
At the 11th Eurofedop Congress, held in April 2007, Mr. Fritz Neugebauer (GÖD/FCG, Austria) was elected president. The current Secretary-General is Bert Van Caelenberg (Belgium).