Quality and safety of Design and Construction:
The ECEC constantly stresses the importance of good but not protectionist professional regulation.
The 9 arguments explains this importance in more detail.
The ECEC is engaged in securing not only high-quality engineering education but also the highest quality of professional conduct and professional services of Chartered Engineers.
European legislation and its implementation with regard to professional recognition and the provision of services is a constant priority topic of the ECEC’s work. Another focus in order to guarantee the quality and safety of design and construction concerns improving the quality of public procurement procedures.
Sustainability of Design and Construction:
The ECEC fully supports the Ljubljana Declaration on Sustainable Building and Infrastructure.
The ECEC is engaged in projects improving the cross-border exchange of knowledge in the field of sustainability and is active in the European Commission’s working groups for the implementation of the EC Strategy for the Sustainable Competitiveness of the Construction Sector.
The ECEC promotes international mobility among European Chartered Engineers. ECEC Code of Conduct and the ECEC Code of Quality are tools for supporting mobility and making high quality services of Chartered Engineers better known amongst clients and consumers.
The ECEC is therefore constantly engaged in European developments with regard to professional recognition, the provision of services and better access to procurement procedures.
One of the most important aspects of ECEC work is to communicate and explain the ECEC’s positions on all of the above topics to the European institutions and also to national authorities, clients and consumers, and to enhance the visibility of European Chartered Engineers. The ECEC has issued positions and analyses on various topics, has participated/is participating in several EC working groups on topics of relevance for the engineering sector and is in contact with the European Commission and the European Parliament.
In order to further enhance the force of its work, the ECEC initiated a “President’s meeting of European Engineering Organisations” in 2008 with the intention to exchange information and find common positions amongst these organisations. The meetings are held regularly, once or twice a year.
The ECEC has – together with ECCE (European Council of Civil Engineers) – initiated the first European Engineers’ Day in Brussels in December 2011. The Engineers’ Day was a discussion forum for European Chartered Engineers, representatives of the European institutions and national governments, and focused on the topics of better public procurement and professional recognition. The event is to be organised on a regular basis, with the second European Engineers’ Day scheduled for 2014.
The ECEC provides its member organisations with regular information on European development and also provides information and argumentation for national lobbying activities.