European Family Businesses - Families in Business for the long term

Vision, Mission & Objectives

EFB’s mission is to

Press for policies that recognise the fundamental contribution of family businesses in Europe’s economy and create a level playing field when compared to other types of companies.

EFB’s vision is

The EU, as a sustainable social market economy, fully recognises family businesses as the cornerstone of responsible ownership and long term entrepreneurship.

EFB’s main goals for a sustainable, competitive, and entrepreneurial European economy

  1. Transfer of Business: regulatory framework (legal, fiscal and administrative) should support family business continuity.
  2. Strengthening Equity: level playing field for equity as a source of finance.
  3. Entrepreneurship education: education at all levels should promote entrepreneurial behaviour in existing businesses and foster new generations of responsible business owners.
  4. Statistics: regular collection of robust data on the presence and contribution of family businesses to the EU economy.
  5. Administrative Burden: needless red tape is cut for family business