BIV seeks to reach new generations

9th of October 2023
BIV seeks to reach new generations

Contract cleaning association BIV in Germany is launching social media campaigns, says Katja Scholz.

New media, modern communications – the Federal Association of Contract Cleaners (BIV) knows how to reach the new generation:  with podcasts, promotional videos, Tik Tok etc. The association is using modern media to inform its target

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Walking to campaign against litter

3rd of October 2023
Walking to campaign against litter

Christian Bouzols in France tells us about a dustman who’s raising litter awareness in a unique way.

Ludovic Franceschet, a dustman already known for his posts on Tik Tok, has started out on a new adventure. Having walked around Paris in August last year to clean the streets, he’s set himself a new challenge consisting in walking to

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Have you had enough of training?

29th of September 2023
Have you had enough of training?

John Griep at VSR in the Netherlands on a survey suggesting cleaning staff are not keen to learn more.

Thirty-nine per cent of cleaning staff say they are not particularly willing to learn new things. This was revealed in a survey conducted by the Dutch Cleaning Industry Labour Relations Board in 2021.

At VSR, we find this hard to believe. We

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Tightening the net on corruption

14th of September 2023
Tightening the net on corruption

Corruption ... how widespread is it across the European Union? Citizen surveys show it is perceived a serious threat and one the bloc is losing the fight to contain. Hartley Milner reports on the growing impacts of corruption and how EU legislators are responding.

'Corruption' and 'sleaze' are the two words that most readily trip from people's

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Europe’s demographic conundrum

24th of August 2023
Europe’s demographic conundrum

A demographic time bomb is ticking down across Europe. Longer life expectancy and falling birth rates are projected to cause widespread labour shortages in the not too distant future, with dire outcomes for the region’s economies, reports Hartley Milner.

THRUST DEFIANTLY skywards, a protester’s placard evokes a bloody episode from

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A.I.S.E. since 1952 - the history of a sustainable industry

14th of August 2023
A.I.S.E. since 1952 - the history of a sustainable industry

This year A.I.S.E. celebrates the strength of its network and achievements over 70 years of cooperation through the European association. Aisling O’Kane writes for ECJ about the organisation’s history. 

In 70 years since its establishment in 1952, A.I.S.E. has grown from a handful of associations collaborating to secure the

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