About EFCA

Mission

The "European Federation of Clean Air and Environmental Protection Associations", EFCA, is a scientific international, non-political, non-governmental and non-profit expert organisation, committed to the advancement of environmental science, environmental technology, environmental policy and environmental management, recognizing the need for protection of the environment and public health, in the interest of European environmental policy, the national Associations and the public at large in the whole of Europe.

EFCA is active in the field of air pollution sciences and environmental protection, taking into account relations with the climate change problem. By taking position at the interface between science and (European) policy on envi­ronmental problems, it aims to contribute to the identification of solutions with a sound scienti­fic basis, which are technologically feasible, deliverable, cost-effective and politi­cally acceptable.

This defines EFCA's mission as to help to achieve policies and measures that will protect the environment, climate and human health in Europe against the effects of pollution while fostering sustainable development.  

Identity

EFCA was founded by the core of European members of the International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations, IUAPPA. The foundation of an independent Federation was a response to the decision of the European Council and Parliament that protection of the environment should be a topic for a joint policy; it was felt that a specific European science based organisation could play a role in this. In recent years this role was developed step-by step. It has now been recognised at the European institutional level. 

EFCA's member associations represent the leading expertise in relevant fields and have strong links to regulators, NGOs, industry, local government and civil societies throughout Europe. With their support EFCA encourages professional activi­ty and co-operati­on among and between experts and the professional associations in Europe and fosters the exchange and correct use of knowledge at local, national and international level.

More on EFCA: International liaisons; Statute and Bye-laws