ACET-VEEDA represents the spouses and partners of the transferable employees of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (more than 1000 employees). Currently, the association has about 260 members. What are our objectives? We represent the interests of the accompanying persons towards the Federal Administration. We look for appropriate measures to effectively represent the concerns and interests of our members. To this end, the association stays in contact with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), in particular with the Directorate for Resources (DR), as to all issues concerning the accompanying persons and takes an active part in working groups on these topics. We involve ourselves in important subjects such as allowances, regulation of the unemployment insurance and work permits for the accompanying persons abroad.