Bouygues Europe works with a number of various Europe-wide professional bodies. Here is a list of the main ones:
FIEC (The European Construction Industry Federation)
Through its 33 federations, national members in 28 countries (27 Member States of the EU and EFTA, and Turkey), FIEC represents construction companies of all sizes, from SMEs to global players, and of all building and civil engineering specialities.
ECTP (European Construction Technology Platform)
E2BA (Energy Efficient Buildings Association)
In order to help the construction industry meet its energy targets by 2020 and to develop low-energy consumption buildings and neighbourhoods by 2050, ECTP has set up a European initiative for energy efficiency in buildings, coordinated by E2BA, which was founded in 2008.
FEB (The Federation of Enterprises in Belgium)
ERF (European Union Road Federation)
Representing the road infrastructure sector in Europe, ERF is a platform for dialogue, training and research on issues concerning mobility. Its members, which include Colas, are either public or private entities.
ECTA (European Competitive Telecommunications Association)
Founded in 1998, ECTA defends the interests of new entrants and works to implement a regulatory framework that enables telecoms operators to develop their services in a healthy and efficient competitive environment.
EGTA (Association of Television and Radio Sales Houses)
GSMA (GSM Association)
GSMA represents 850 mobile telephony operators in 218 countries around the world. Its members include manufacturers and sector players. The Europe section of GSMA is based in Brussels. Emmanuel Forest has been a member of the Chief Regulatory Officer Group of GSMA since 2013.
Founded in 1958, BusinessEurope comprises 41 national business federations (FEB, Medef, etc.) and represents some 20 million businesses in 35 European countries. Its main task is to defend the interests of businesses within the scope of the European institutions, whilst maintaining and strengthening their competitiveness.
In 1998 Medef replaced the CNPF as the main French employers' organisation. Its aim is to represent the interests of French employers with the French state, and trade union organisations. 750,000 businesses are members of Medef.
Afep (French association of private companies)
Afep aims to defend the position of major French companies within EU institutions, international organisations and the French public authorities, mainly during the drafting of horizontal regulations (relating to the economy, tax, corporate law, competition, intellectual property and consumer affairs, social regulations, labour law, the environment, accounting standards and financial information, etc.). Afep comprises 90 of the biggest groups that operate in France.
EXPERT GROUPS OF THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS
EPEC (European Public Private Partnership Expertise Center)
EPEC is a joint initiative of EIB, the Commission and Member States of the European Union. EPEC bolsters the capacity of the public sector to carry out projects in the form of public-private partnerships. EPEC has 37 members, including the Commission, EIB, as well as national and regional authorities concerned by PPP-type projects.