The EAEF was formed in September 2002 to become the voice for EA professionals in Europe. Participation in the EAEF has grown rapidly and now involves over 60 EA professionals drawn from 23 countries.
Specifically the EAEF aims are:
- To define the competencies and boundaries of EA provision
- To develop Standards of Practice, Codes of Ethics and enforceable policies and procedures
- To identify the accreditation needs of providers and adopt the most relevant and appropriate form of programme /provider accreditation
- To identify and implement market relevant research programmes
- To provide networking opportunities for EA professionals
- To develop communications programmes to create/raise and maintain awareness for the scope and benefits of quality driven, market relevant EA work
- To influence public policy in relation to EA work
- To identify and guide the development of EA training and development programmes for EA practitioners.
Why join the EAEF?
By joining the EAEF, you and your organisation are able to:
- keep in touch with EA developments in Europe and around the world
- network with other EA professionals
- influence the development of EA in Europe and in your own country
- enhance your professional standing in your marketplace
- exchange ideas on how to market your services with other EA professionals
- demonstrate that your services meet pan -European standards by adhering to the EAEF's EA Guidelines and Code of Ethics
- access research data available only to EAEF members
- keep informed of pan-European legislation affecting EA work
- take advantage of EU lobbying and pan-European communications programmes undertaken by the EAEF on behalf of members
- benefit from membership discounts at EAEF conferences and training programmes.
The EAEF is an independant organisation but develops close partnerships with other organizations in the same field, and mainly with:
- EAPA: The Employee Assistance Professionals Association (HQ in the US)
- EASNA: The Employee Assistance Society of North America (HQ in the US)
- APEAR: The Asia Pacific EA Roundtable (HQ in Asia)
- European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (HQ in Spain)
- ENWHP: The European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (HQ in Germany)
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Articles on Employee Assistance
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European Agency for Safety and Health at Workplace
EU launches Green paper on Mental Health