European Federation of National Engineering Associations

FEANI
Type Professional Organization
Founded 1951
Headquarters
  • Bruxelles, Belgium
Area served Europe
Focus(es) Engineering
Website www.feani.org

FEANI (Fédération Européenne d'Associations Nationales d'Ingénieurs / European Federation of National Engineering Associations) is a federation of national professional bodies representing engineering in European countries. Founded in 1951, it aims to promote the recognition, mobility and interests of Europe's engineering profession. FEANI maintains a database of recognised engineering qualifications and also maintains a (non-comprehensive) register of professionally qualified engineers from member countries.[1]

The FEANI register and European Engineer status

FEANI maintains a register of professionally qualified engineers from member countries. Individuals may have their names added to the register through the national member institution of their own country. To register, candidates need to have undergone at least seven years of "formation" including at least three years of engineering education and at least two years of professional engineering experience. (The balance of three years can be made up of any combination of engineering education, training and professional engineering experience.) [2]

FEANI grants engineers whose names are on the FEANI register the title European Engineer and the corresponding "Eur Ing", "EUR ING" prefix. However, European Engineer and the Eur Ing designation are not legally recognised in all countries.[3] The European Commission has acclaimed the register as a good example of a profession's self-regulation, and indicated that member states will find the FEANI register helpful when deciding whether foreign engineers are qualified to practice; the Commission concluded that engineers on the register "should not normally be required to undertake an adaptation period or sit an aptitude test" in order to practice in European countries.[4]

List of national members

source: feani.org > national members
Austria Österreichisches Nationalkomitee der FEANI
Belgium Comité National Belge de la FEANI (CNB/BNC)
Bulgaria Federation of Scientific Technical Unions in Bulgaria (FNTS)
Cyprus FEANI Cyprus National Committee
Czech Republic Czech Association of Scientific and Technical Societies (CSVTS)
Denmark Ingeniørforeningen i Danmark (IDA)
Estonia Estonian Association of Engineers
Finland The Finnish National Committee for FEANI
France Conseil National des Ingenieurs et des Scientifiques de France (CNISF)[5]
Germany Deutscher Verband Technisch-Wissenschaftlicher Vereine (DVT)
Norway The Norwegian Society of Engineers and Technologists(NITO)
Greece Technical Chamber of Greece(TEE)
Hungary Hungarian National Committee for FEANI
Iceland Association of Chartered Engineers of Iceland
Ireland The Institution of Engineers of Ireland (IEI)
Italy Consiglio Nazionale Ingegneri (CNI)
Luxembourg Comité National de la FEANI
Macedonia Engineering Institution of Macedonia
Malta Chamber of Engineers
Netherlands Netherlands National FEANI Committee
Poland Polish Federation of Engineering Associations
Portugal Ordem dos Engenheiros
Romania The General Association of Engineers in Romania (AGIR)
Slovakia Slovak National Committee for FEANI (SNKF)
Slovenia Slovenian National Committee for FEANI
Spain Comité Nacional Español de la FEANI
Sweden Swedish National Committee for FEANI
Switzerland Schweizer Nationalkomitee für FEANI
United Kingdom Engineering Council UK

References

  1. ^ Engineering Council UK. 2007. About FEANI/EurIng. Accessed on September 29, 2007.
  2. ^ FEANI. The EurIng title and FEANI register. Accessed on September 29, 2007.
  3. ^ Teale, A. 1997. Use of FEANI title "EurIng" not allowed in Germany. Accessed on September 29, 2007.
  4. ^ European Commission. 1994. Statement from the European Commission. Accessed (via FEANI web site) on September 29, 2007.
  5. ^ CNISF.org

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