Finance & Banking, Organisational & HR development Association (EFFEBI Association), Italy, is a non-profit organization set up in 1978. Since its foundation it has been a reference point for people involved HR management and development and organizational models, mainly for the banking & financial sector. Members of the Association are the leading Italian Banking groups and medium/small Banks. At international level, EFFEBI is a funder member of EBTN (European Banking and Financial Services Training Association) and is actively involved in its activities. The Association keeps significant relationships with other Institutions, Associations, Universities, Schools, Enterprises and Organisations active in the field of HR Management and Development. In 2012 Effebi Association has also established the Centre for Research and European Studies (CRESfb) to promote studies and research related to the development of HR and training in the FSS, both at national and European level. The Centre is supported by Experts and Professionals, in collaboration with Universities. Among its aims there is the promotion of the European dimension in vocational and training though the designing of professional qualifications in line with the principles of EQF, ECVET and EQAVET. The Association releases also a quarterly review «FB-BANCA in FORMAZIONE».
Ana Maria Cotovanu