CFE Consortium Call for Applications now open!

June 12, 2023 |

The Call for Applications is an open competition whose objective is to select one organisation in each of the non-represented countries that will:

  • implement the CFE Certification Framework at national level;
  • issue the CFE certification to cycle-friendly employers;
  • build a cycle-friendly employer culture at national level;
  • be part of a European CFE network.

The Cycle-Friendly Employer (CFE) Certification Framework establishes a European standard for bicycle-friendliness in the European workplace.

In 2017 organisations from Denmark, Austria, United Kingdom, Germany, Slovenia, Malta, Bulgaria, France, Croatia, Romania, Italy and the Netherlands, by building on the legacy of the Bike2Work project decided to establish the Cycle-Friendly Employer Certification Consortium (as of now CFE Consortium) in order to implement the CFE Certification Framework at national level. Certification is intended to facilitate and enable European employers to improve the situation for employees that cycle to work, as well as to acknowledge and reward their efforts.

Since then, the CFE Consortium has expanded its representation across Europe, welcoming four new members in 2018, one new member in 2019 and two more in 2020. The certification is currently being implemented in over fifteen countries across Europe, with more than four hundred employers certified as Cycle-Friendly.

    The CFE Consortium invites applications for new members from non-represented countries, as follows: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland.


    The CFE Consortium Call for Applications is open in a rolling basis.

    1. Get in touch – with any questions and/or to signal interest in applying for CFE Consortium Membership by requesting the application form.
    2. Submit your application form to Froso Christofides, Members & Networks Manager, ECF at 
    3. Upon positive evaluation of your application form, you will be invited to submit a three-year plan and budget
    4. Upon acceptance of your business plan, you will be invited to sign an accession statement to the CFE Long Term Management Agreement and pay the first annual contribution to the common pot.
    5. Begin implementation of the CFE Certification in your country!


    Please refer to the CFE Consortium Call for Applications here

    For more information please contact Froso Christofides, Members & Networks Manager,