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FERMA Network Booklet 2017

2017 Facts and Figures about the risk management associations

FERMA Network Booklet 2017-PDF version



Letter from Brussels

The EU at a political, economic, social and emotional turning point

Two very significant events took place in the European Union in March. On 25 March, the EU celebrated the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, which started the process of European integration. On 29 March, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, triggered Article 50 confirming the UK’s intention to withdraw from the EU. Britain will leave the single market, the customs union and the European Court of Justice.

Elsewhere, too, we see converging trends for less Europe. There is rising populism, nationalism and euro-scepticism, fuelled by concerns about migratory pressures, globalisation, social alienations, economic inequality, and terrorism.

Faced with these looming difficulties, the 27 heads of state and government meeting in Rome on 25 March sent a clear and strong signal to the European citizens and the world: “Europe is our common future.” More, rather than less, Europe is needed. They adopted the Rome Declaration setting out a joint vision for the years to come. “We will make the European Union stronger and more resilient, through even greater unity and solidarity amongst us and the respect of common rules.”

For the EU, this is an opportunity for renewal and political consolidation:

  • There will be a lengthy and difficult negotiation with the UK but then for a new relationship
  • The UK’s departure does not mean that the EU will fall apart. For Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator, if there is a positive effect of Brexit, then it is a wake-up call for EU leaders to get their act together. To keep Europe together, he believes, is a complete overhaul of the union is needed.

Times of change create risks and opportunities. Join us for our panel discussion European at a Crossroads at the 2017 FERMA Forum when experts from different sectors will consider whether Europe will take a new direction or find itself at a standstill.

Visit our European Risk Management Forum 2017 website


Typhaine Beaupérin, CEO











FERMA launches new strategic vision and mission statement

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) today unveiled a new strategic vision and mission statement on the occasion of its annual general assembly in Brussels. This new vision and mission statement are the result of a six month-long consultation process with FERMA member associations.

Jo Willaert, President of FERMA

Jo Willaert, President of FERMA

FERMA’s vision is of “a world where risk management is embedded in the business model and culture of organisations”. It is embodied in the new mission statement that aligns FERMA’s work with its goals of increasing leadership in risk management and enhancing risk managers’ strategic influence. To do this, FERMA will:

  • Represent and defend the interests of its member associations and their members to European institutions.
  • Create, collect and share knowledge, practices and innovative approaches amongst its member associations and their members.
  • Improve the recognition of and raise the profile of the profession.
  • Demonstrate the value that professional risk managers bring to organisations.
  • Take the lead with stakeholders who have an interest in risk management.
  • Represent European interests with risk management associations globally.

The President of FERMA, Jo Willaert, told the general assembly: “This new vision and mission statement provide a strong basis for the development of a business plan laying down the direction for FERMA over the next three years around three key drivers: leadership, communication and education.”

To support the launch of this strategic vision, FERMA has today published the first guide about its network of member national associations. This booklet highlights the distinctive role of the network and strengthens the image of FERMA and the associations.

Please click for here PDF version.

Note to journalists: You are invited to attend the FERMA Seminar on 3-4 October in Malta. See http://archives.ferma.eu/ferma-seminar-2016/ for more information.

Press contacts:

Typhaine Beaupérin, CEO, FERMA  at typhaine.beauperin@ferma.eu

+32 (2) 761 94 31

Lee Coppack, FERMA media coordinator, at lee@coppack.co.uk

+44 (0) 208 318 0330 or +44 (0) 7843 089904