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The EFFS Board (term of office 2015 to 2017):


Giovanni Primavesi, Italy

Executive Director:

Dr. Rolf Lichtner, Germany

Vice Presidents:

Guillaume Fontaine, France
Ulf Lernéus, Sweden

Board Members:    

Dr. Paulo Carreira, Portugal
Eduardo González Martínez, Spain
Gunnar Hamersmark, Norway
Dr. Esther Kooistra, Netherlands
Claus-Dieter Wulf, Germany


Dr. Petr Rambousek, Czech Republic       


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CODE OF ETHICS of the European Federation of Funeral Services (EFFS)

National Funeral Directors Associations, Regional Funeral Directors Associations, Funeral Directors of funeral establishments who are members of the EFFS agree to respect the following professional rules:

  • Ethical and professional relationship with client families
  • Sincere respect for all the beliefs and customs of the families
  • Right of the person(s) making the funeral arrangements to choose the funeral director and to decide between burial or cremation
  • Right of the families to be informed of the estimated total cost of the funeral
  • Complete confidentiality assured at all times, subject only to legal requirements
  • Honesty, loyalty and integrity of funeral personnel in the performance of their duties
  • Strict observance of all applicable laws, rules and regulations concerning the profession, both national and international
  • Objective, honest and sensitive publicity
  • Continuous effort to bring funeral professional knowledge to a higher level
  • Integrity in the relationship with colleagues, national as well as internation