FEACO, the European Federation of Management Consultancies Associations, was formed in 1960 in Paris by the Dutch, French, German, Swedish and Swiss association.

FEACO currently covers 16 European countries: Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition, FEACO has one non-European affiliate member association in Hong Kong. FEACO member associations now represent more than 3000 management consultancy practices, of all sizes.

Its general purpose is to assist in the promotion and development of the profession of Management Consultancy in Europe by providing support to its constituent National Association membership in those areas where a collective voice is stronger than the sum of its individual members.

From the beginning the main objectives of FEACO has been to provide support to its constituent National Association membership in those areas where a collective voice is stronger than the sum of its individual members and to provide a platform for active international networking between management consultancies associations, management consultancies and management consultancy Federations from other parts of the world as well as similar organizations on European level, with whom FEACO shares common interests.

The Federation has set out guidelines for professional and ethical conduct for the industry. These guidelines have been integrated into the Codes of Conduct which the Member Associations' impose on their members.

Its main activities, apart from representation of the profession on a European level, are:

  • Developing the Management Consultancy market, raising its image and profile at European and international level, by the promotion of common professional ethical and quality standards (Best Practice), the development of a website and the publication of surveys, newsletters and contributions to professional publications.
  • Promoting the interests of Management Consultancy with the different European and International organizations, by maintaining a close relationship with the European Institutions and other pan-European and international organizations in order to ensure an awareness of and defend professional interests (this does not include lobbying for sales opportunities).
  • Developing a dynamic forum for networking and service provision, by encouraging networking by members and between members' members, through the sponsorship and organization of conferences, meetings and the establishment of mutual interest working groups.