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 on a regular basis.
The ECEC has - together with ECCE (European Council of Civil Engineers) - initiated the 1st European Engineers' Day in Brussels in December 2011. The focus of the 1st European Engineers' Day was better public procurement and professional recognition.
Three years later, the ECEC, ECCE and FEANI (with the support of ENAEE, EFCA, CLGE and CLAIU) organised the 2nd European Engineers' Day "Mobile Engineers build an Innovative Europe" in November 2014 in Brussels.
In 2017, the ECEC, ECCE and FEANI with the support of ENAEE have once again jointly organised the 3rd European Engineers Day, where the main focus was on "Concerns about Engineering Excellence".
The European Engineers’ Day is a discussion forum for European Chartered Engineers, representatives of the European institutions and national governments. The event is to be organised on a regular basis every three years.
The ECEC provides its member organisations with regular information on European development and also provides information and argumentation for national lobbying activities.
How to become a member:
Members of the ECEC are the Chambers of Engineers or representative public bodies of the profession of engineers, who are professionally recognised according to national law in their country or national liaison associations of these.
They must be established in the EU or in states applying for membership in the EU or in potential candidate countries for the EU accession.
Only one full membership per country is permitted and each member is represented by one delegate. Every new member shall be appointed by the General Assembly with a two thirds (2/3) majority. Applications to join ECEC as member must be drawn up in writing to the Secretary General. The applicant has to make evident that he fulfils the criteria of 3.1. If the applicant fulfils the criteria for a membership the Executive Board will propose the application to the General Assembly to vote on it.
Since the 10th ECEC General Assembly in Athens in October 2013, organisations that do not fulfil the strict accession criteria in regard to the requirement of being a representative public body based on national law representing chartered engineers registered according to national law can join the ECEC as "associated members".
Associated members pay a fixed lump sum and are able to benefit from the whole ECEC information network and the lobbying activities. They are able to participate in working groups but have no active and passive voting rights in the General Assembly.
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