Over 100 members in 29 countries

The European Federation of Funeral Services with over 100 members in 29 countries is focussed on continuously improving the professionalism in our business sector. Our goal is to support our members as best we can with all European issues.

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EFFS membership comprises national, individual and extraordinary members.

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EN15017 European Standard for Funeral Services

Vienna, Austria

Following a successful kick-off meeting in June, the group continued its work and an internal workshop was held on November 24, 2016 in Vienna. Our next TC448 meeting will be held in Brussels in March 2017.

Annual General Assembly 2017

Lisbon, Portugal

Save the date! The dates for our 2017 Annual General Assembly, which will be held in Lisbon, Portugual this year are now fixed. The General Assembly will take place from Thursday, October 19th to Friday, October 20th. More details will follow in the next few weeks.

Salon Funeraire

Paris, France

One of the largest European exhibitions, the Salon Funeraire in Paris, will be held from November 23-25, 2017

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Exchange program

An edcuational exchange programme for funeral professionals to expand their knowledge on a European status.

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Are you a funeral professional? Are you interested in experiencing the traditions and cultures of funeral services in other European countries?

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We would like to extend our sincere congratulations to our recent FuSeMBA graduates. 


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The Vatican: burial and cremation.

The Vatican has published a new instruction on burial and cremation. This instruction reiterates that the Church is not opposed to cremation.

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Website relaunch

The EFFS has redesigned and optimised our website and we welcome you to your new look. Enjoy exploring the new features.

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