A bit of history

The European Aerosol Federation, better known as the FEA, originated in 1959. Its aim was to facilitate the economic and technical development of the aerosol industry at a European level.  FEA headquarters were first located in Zurich, Switzerland.

In the 60s, the creation of European Economic Community was the catalyst for aerosol manufacturers to work together to defend their interests at a supranational level. A ‘Commission’ within FEA was in charge of examining aerosol issues and adopting measures which later formed the basis for a European Directive related to aerosol dispensers.

In the 70s, a European information centre on aerosols (FEAC) was created in Brussels to inform aerosol manufacturers about the legislative issues within the European Community. With the enlargement of the European Union, the FEA Offices were transferred to Brussels, Belgium at the beginning of the 80s and FEA became an international association.

The European Aerosol Federation celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2019.

FEA acts today by supporting projects and policy development together with its members and the EU Institutions, and by exchanging information in and beyond its network.

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  • The Secretariat organises and ensures the day-to-day management of the FEA.
  • The Assembly of Delegates is the governing body in charge of approving changes to the constitution and the Federation’s goals and objectives. These are defined by the Board of Directors, the executive body which is also responsible for making decisions which are not reserved for the Assembly of Delegates.
  • The Expert Committee is the consultative body whose recommendations are submitted to the Board of Directors for approval. The Working Groups and Task Forces develop recommendations concerning major policy or legislative issues on topics of permanent interests (working groups), or are asked to undertake a specific task in a shorter timeframe (task forces).