FAEP is a non-profit organization based in Brussels. Its mission is to protect and promote the interests of European magazine publishers vis-a-vis the Institutions of the European Union: the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council. The main aim of FAEP is to ensure a long-term survival and prosperity of a plural, diverse and economically successful magazine publishing industry in the EU.
In this logic, FAEP defends freedom of expression, thus promoting pluralism and diversity, and ensures that Europe’s periodical press industry remains competitive and vibrant. Moreover FAEP supports self-regulatory mechanisms, backed up by an equitable and balanced legal framework. FAEP also consistently points out that the freedom of commercial communication is an integral part of the overall principle of freedom of expression. Commercial communications are the life-blood of the majority of periodical publications.
Currently, FAEP´s membership is composed of 28 National Associations of periodical press publishers and 26 corporate publishing companies in Europe. Altogether FAEP represents over 15.000 publishers (the vast majority being Small and Medium Sized Enterprises) publishing over 50.000 magazine titles throughout Europe.