About FIA Region I
Founded in 1904, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) brings together leading national motoring organisations from 132 countries worldwide and is the governing body for world motor sport.
The FIA Region I office, based in Brussels, is a consumer body representing 108 Motoring and Touring Clubs and their 38 million members from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The FIA Region I office aims:
Firstly, to provide strong representation of European Member Club interests towards the European Union institutions - for example on road safety, consumer protection, environmental protection and the promotion of sustainable motoring;
Secondly, to build up links and support the exchange of best practices between our 108 Member Clubs across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and;
Thirdly, to engage in new campaign activities together with Automobile Clubs throughout the region, such as the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign.
The FIA Region I office is made up of three bodies:
The European Bureau of the FIA Eurocouncil
The work of the European Bureau, guided by the Clubs, consists of monitoring the work of the EU institutions, developing common platforms for the work of the Clubs, and ensuring that our message is heard in Brussels and Strasbourg. Additionally, we also engage in a number of programmes and projects, such as EuroTest, which further the interests and goals of our members.
African Council of Touring and Automobile Clubs (ACTA)
The African Council of Touring and Automobile Clubs (ACTA) formally became a sub-region of FIA Region I in early 2008. The African Council aims to improve the range of services provided motoring tourists and travelers in the African region.
Arab Council of Touring and Automobile Clubs (ACTAC)
The Arab Council of Touring and Automobile Clubs (ACTAC) formally became a sub-region of FIA Region I in early 2009. The goal of ACTAC is to unite the Arabic speaking FIA clubs of the region to shape the future of motoring throughout the Arab world.