FEB initiatives cover all areas of business activity at national, European and international level. We have grouped these initiatives into 17 broad areas of activity (‘Government & politics’, ‘Pensions & ageing’, ‘Economy’, ‘Social security’, ‘Europe’, ‘Corporate governance’, etc.).
To ensure that it has the broadest possible support and is always fully in touch with business concerns, FEB maintains close ties with Belgium’s chambers of commerce and industry via the Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce.
At European level…
… FEB actively promotes its members’ interests in the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Ministers. FEB is the Belgian member of BUSINESSEUROPE (Confederation of European Business), where it helps to further the European integration process. The organisation also works closely with representatives from the Belgian economic sphere in the European Economic and Social Committee.
… FEB works actively to develop international economic relations, for example during state visits to Belgium and economic missions abroad. The primary aims are to make it easier for Belgian products and services to be launched on international markets and to attract new foreign investors to Belgium. As part of this work, FEB also actively monitors trade negotiations under the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
An optimum business environment is vital for a sound economy and sustainable growth. FEB aims to help create and maintain such an environment by, among other things, closely monitoring all issues of direct relevance to businesses. Here, grouped into 17 themes, are the issues on which FEB focuses most of its attention and action.