European and International Federation of Natural Stone Industries – Germany

As the process of European integration has developed, the need for joint decision making and common activities in the stone industry has increased. A common European standpoint is needed, in order to harmonize the interests of all EU stone federations and at the same time to protect the regional diversity of the industry.

The aim of this federation is to coordinate questions of common interest, find solutions for common problems, promote dimension stone, as well as represent it in dealings with European institutions in addition to political and industrial bodies, scientific institutions and universities at the international level.

The federation is officially registered under Belgian law with a central office near the Frankfurt/Main Airport in Germany. Specific topics and problems are dealt with in working groups and workshops. Commissions exist to address the culture of tombs/monuments, training/educational issues and technical questions.