World Workplace Europe 2023 – Registration is now open!

This 22-23 March, global thought leaders and the FM community will convene to share ideas and innovations focused on FM leading the transformation toward a better future. 

World Workplace Europe brings together the most powerful thinkers and doers to help you tackle the biggest challenges to businesses today. Hear from some of the world’s most daring thought leaders, come together with other brilliant people, and take home practical skills and insights that can help you future-proof your business and come out stronger in the long run. 

Early-bird discounts are available now! Save €100 through 30 January 2023.
Get your tickets by clicking here.
Especially for members of EuroFM we offer a special discount of 50% on the normal price of the event. The first 10 participants receive this discount. If you want to be considered, please contact Natalie Hofman ( as soon as possible.

World Workplace 2023 will take place in a new city and venue at The Schiecentrale in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Check the video to get a preview of the programme and the venue.

Featured sessions:

  • Cybersecurity Speaker: Jeffrey Saunders
  • Workplace Trends: Do They Work for You? Speaker: Yvet Brummelhuis
  • House of Experiences – Sustainable Business Models and Wellbeing from Virtual Spaces Speaker: Kaisa Airo
  • Designing for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steps to Creating Workplace Inclusion! Speaker: Kay Sargent

The full education program will be announced soon, check out the schedule-at-a-glance

Ankara University & EuroFM Winter School

EuroFM Winter school will be 2-11 November 2023 at Ankara University and will also be a part of the EuroFM conference in Istanbul. The theme is still open but is aimed to fit the FM context in Turkey. This will give students clear opportunities for knowledge exchange drawing from student and teachers experiences and the private sector within and outside of Turkey. Ankara University will endeavour to support the student stay by offering “low cost” to “no cost” accommodation and free lunch, in addition to a free bus service for travel during the program (including travel to Istanbul). We would like to have a meeting with the EuroFM Education network to get some input on this school as well as form a committee to provide input on the arrangement. This meeting will be 1 December 10.00 to 11.00 (CEST) and we hope as many as possible can join.

EuroFM Pilot Deep COIL Project

The EuroFM Deep COIL pilot project is underway which is being led by Daniel von Felton and Reinout Klamer. The goal of this project is to combine different students into teams from different EuroFM universities during this autumn term. While an open call for EuroFM universities happened in March and April 2022, active universities are ZHAW, ZUYD, DHBW Stuttgart, Hanze, Innhollad and THUAS. The initial kick off meeting happened in 6 and 7 October at THUAS, with the final meeting happening in December at ZHAW, with students working together through activities online and individually. This is an exciting pilot project for EuroFM in being part of a Deep COIL and providing ways for students and teachers to interact across borders. More information will follow soon.

EuroFM Researcher Meetup – Getting Started, part 2 and 3

The EuroFM researchers met and discussed the current FM research topics in an online meetup on 7th of Oct 2022. The discussion was broad and there was a lot to share. Thank you for sharing your passion toward FM research!

The allocated time helped us getting started but the discussion was not finished. Therefore, it was decided to continue the discussion in separate sessions. To allow people to be involved in several discussions, we have scheduled two slots to continue the discussion:

Friday 25 Nov 2022, 13-15 (CEST)
13:00    Welcome (Tuuli) 

13:15    Theme discussions
Digitalisation and PropTech
Workplace i

14:30    Summarising

Friday 09 Dec 2022, 13-15 (CEST)
13:00    Welcome (Tuuli)

13:15    Theme discussions
Sustainability, circularity in FM
Workplace ii
Holistic FM

14:30    Summarising

Please save the dates! The schedule will be specified later.

The purpose of the meetups is to continue the discussion and to plan possible next steps. In February 2023, the researchers can decide which working group or groups they would like to join in 2023-2024.

Before the next meetups, we are keen to hear your thoughts arising after the first meetup. Please fill in a short questionnaire to share your ideas and proposals. These responses are used to finalise the program for the meetups in November and December 2022. Link to the questionnaire.

Please, register for the 25 Nov meetup and get your Zoom details here

Please, register for the 09 Dec meetup and get your Zoom details here

Please feel free to contact our Research Chair Tuuli Jylhä (, if you have any ideas or remarks to share. 

EuroFM International Autumn School FM 2022

From the 17th until the 21st of October 2022, the 11th international week organised by the Facility Management department of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences took place in Heerlen.
Also, this year, the organization was strengthened by a close cooperation with the EuroFM association with great success. More than 130 students from Germany, Austria, Belgium, and The Netherlands participated during this EuroFM international Autumn School Facility Management which was conducted exclusively on location in Heerlen (NL).

Students were challenged to get out of their comfort zones by communicating in English within their project groups. Before the international week’s launch, these groups contacted each other in order to get acquainted as well as to start exchanging ideas about their own ideal workplace.
During the international week, the students were charged with creating the work environment of the future. The Dutch Tax Authorities (de Belastingdienst) challenged the students to come up with their ideas for a persona of their choice. Aided by a workshop around creative methods, the students came up with three brilliant ideas and presented them in front of the coaches through an elevator pitch. Using a persona and the Business Model Canvas, the ideas were further developed into a concept and turned into a poster and video.

The students completed their assignments with great success! The members of the jury, comprised of teachers representing various participating schools and board members from both EuroFM as well as the Belastingdienst, felt inspired by the students’ results and elected the three best presentations. The members of the winning team were invited to visit the World Workplace Europe in Rotterdam on the 22nd and 23rd of March in 2023 and took home a certificate for € 1000,- in order to facilitate their travelling and lodging costs during this visit.

Quotes from students and contractor

“It was great to get together with so many students of different countries and backgrounds. Working together as one group for one goal, each of us bringing their talents and then the effort getting awarded with the win was special.”

Eva Marksteiner, student Fachhochschule Kufstein Tirol Bildungs

“Our strength lies in working smarter, not working harder.”

Lieke Krotje, student Zuyd Hogeschool in Heerlen

“The EuroFM International Autumn School Zuyd University allowed us to work with the future generation and see and feel how they look at and think about their future work environment, to discover what is important for them and which aspects require special attention. It has proven inspiring and useful for our organisation.”

Thijs Vrijsen en Renée Braken, Hybride Werken Belastingdienst (contractor)

CIFMERS Madrid FM Event 2022 – highlight your international internships

As part of the CIFMERS Madrid FM Event 2022 on 21-23 September, there is an education targetted event for universities to explain their international internship programmes to end users.

Universities will have 5-7 minutes slot for this and the activity will be held on 21 September at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid UPM.  

Please contact with details to include speaker, university, programme details and any other relevant information.

Best Paper Award 21st EuroFM Research Symposium

The EuroFM Network congratulates Susanne Colenberg and her co-authors Natalia Romero Herrera and David Keyson for winning the Best Paper Award in the 21st EuroFM Research Symposium. Their paper identifies interior design features that jointly influence satisfaction with privacy and noise in the office workspace.

We would also like to thank the members of the selection committee: Hester van Sprang, Carmel Lindkvist and Keith Alexander, for their time and effort in the evaluation process.

Also a big thanks to all the researchers for their contribution in the 21st EuroFM research Symposium. It was wonderful to see and hear everyone on 15 & 16 June 2022, either live at Breda University of Applied Sciences or online. The presentations and discussions generated lots of new ideas and brought us together.

Proceedings 21st EuroFM Research Symposium 2022

The EuroFM Network is proud to announce that the proceedings of the 21st EuroFM Research Symposium are published.

The proceedings include a variety of advanced FM research topics such as:
– Circular FM
– Post Pandemic Work Environment Applications
– Urban FM.

A special thanks goes to the TU Delft Library for the repository services and Danica Antonia Widarta for designing the cover and layout of the proceedings!

Please download your own copy here.

EuroFM International Autumn School Facility Management

For schools planning for Autumn semester 2022, please include the fantastic opportunity to connect with different universities that make up the EuroFM family as part of the EuroFM International Autumn School week which will take place from the 17th until the 21st of October 2022 at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences.

More information can be found in the flyer.

We hope you can get students from your university to join. This year EuroFM is providing the winning team of the Autumn School with tickets for the EuroFM conference held in Turkey and a € 1.000 to be used on travel to the conference.

We saw from the World Workplace Europe Conference the importance of the presence of students to illustrate to industry and research their ways of thinking about FM, and build new connections outside of the university arena.

For registrations and questions you can contact Marisa Habets from Zuyd University of Applied Sciences.

World Workplace Europe 2022 – Highlights

To see highlights from this year’s conference, click here.

On behalf of IFMA EMEA, FMN and EuroFM, we’d like to thank you for participating in World Workplace Europe 2022! We greatly appreciate your contributions to the advancement of the FM industry and your commitment to your own professional development.

Want to review or catch any sessions you missed during the conference? View on-demand sessions through 2 July via the Attendee Hub.

Did you attend in person or virtually? Please share your feedback to help us plan for next year. Fill out the post-conference survey.

Save the date for World Workplace Europe in March 2023! More details to be announced soon.

Go to the World Workplace Europe Website.

Student Challenge at World Workplace Europe 2022 – and the winners are…

EuroFM Education worked with FMN, EMEA IFMA and IFMA Foundation on a Student Challenge for World Workplace Europe 2022. FM students were asked about their ‘Reaction to COP26 – Is FM doing enough and is doing enough, good enough?’ The organisation wanted to hear from Students to determine what mandate associations should be taking to ensure the FM discipline is making a real contribution to reducing carbon emissions and ensuring next generations have a future that meets and goes beyond SDG goals.      

During the World Workplace Europe event on 2 June in Amsterdam the Green Cops were announced as the winners of this Student Challenge. Students Ilja Huitema and Ophelia Kaufmann won the opportunity to visit Facilicom and Nuvolo