FEG was founded in 1986 in Paris to represent the profession at European level, to publicise and improve the quality of service offered to all visitors to Europe and to bring together and strengthen professional tourist guiding links across Europe. Thirty years later in 2016 FEG is celebrating its 30th anniversary. FEG is the voice of professional tourist guides in the Europe and is recognised as an advocate of high standards and quality in tourism. It is an active member of several European organisations and groups and a participant or observer in key European forums. The current full members are: Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The associate members are: Albania, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Luxemburg, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Ukraine.
L’Union Nationale des Professions Libérales (UNPL) was created in 1977 by the gathering of the representative unions of the liberal professionals in the three main families of the sector of activity of the liberal professions: Health, Law, Techniques and the quality of life.