The main fields of activity of the EFJ are child, youth and family welfare, assistance for the disabled and the elderly, as well as working with asylum seekers and refugees. In addition, the EFJ runs day-care centres for children, is involved in training and further education and operates leisure facilities and conference centres.
The EFJ has the legal form of a public limited company. It is therefore subject to the German Stock Corporation Act and must comply with far-reaching legal requirements, such as the German Corporate Governance Code and the Act on Control and Transparency in the Corporate Sector.
The EFJ has signed the Declaration of Commitment for non-profit organizations of the "Initiative Transparent Civil Society" and publishes the required information on its homepage. The procurement and use of funds are documented in a transparent and comprehensible manner.