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Promote the interests of the international manufacturing industries through its members.

Be the European reference for the harmonised qualification of personnel for manufacturing industries through the facilitation of an international harmonised education, training and qualification system to provide the industries with qualified and skilled personnel at all levels.

Facilitate international harmonised schemes for the certification of companies and personnel.

Represent the interests of our members by promoting collaboration projects in the forefront of innovation and development of manufacturing technologies supporting the European manufacturing industry in the use of welding, joining and related technologies. 

Supporting CEN, ISO and EA as a stakeholder organization in what regards the development of standards and guides related to manufacturing technologies.

To provide world class, European focused, value added products and support services to its members and their communities in the field of joining, additive manufacturing and related manufacturing technologies on an international basis.

To be an essential global network in the field of joining, additive manufacturing and related manufacturing technologies*, indispensible to members in the achievement of their strategic objectives.

To EWF, it is important to contribute for an inclusive society, aligned with EU recommendations EWF commits to implement actions that aim to foster work-life balance, gender balance in leadership and decision-making processes and measures against gender based violance, including sexual harassment, much in line with EWF values and culture.
More on the gender equality plan here!