Links with other organisations
European Council of Engineers Chambers
The ECEC is the umbrella organisation of European Engineers Chambers. It represents the professional interest of Chartered Engineers on European level. Its members are national Chambers or other legally established public bodies representing authorized Chartered Engineers. Currently the ECEC represents 16 Chambers and over 300.000 highly qualified European Chartered Engineers who are members in these Chambers.
European Chartered Engineers
European Chartered Engineers in ECEC countries are legally authorized academic Engineers who are obliged to professional legislation and the ethical and professional principles of the ECEC Code of Conduct and the ECEC Code of Quality. Knowledge, experience and know-how together with a high standard of ethical and moral demands guarantee the highest level of quality of engineering services. The protection of consumer interests, public interest and safety is warranted by legal authorization and disciplinary regulations.
ECEC objectives and activities
- Securing quality and safety of Design and Construction
- Stimulating sustainability of Design and Construction
- Enhancing international mobility of European Chartered Engineers
- Providing relevant information and communication
World Council of Civil Engineers (WCCE)
The creation of WCCE
The idea of creating an organization on a global scale dealing exclusively with civil engineering issues was born from an initiative by the Spanish Delegation and proposed to and accepted by ECCE’s General Assembly in Athens on autumn 2002. The acronym WCCE (World Council of Civil Engineers) was chosen, following the idea of ECC
Formal foundation of WCCE
The first meeting of WCCE, after the creation in Istanbul on 13th November 2005, was celebrated in México City on 15th July 2006, concurring with the celebration of the World Congress of Urban Development, organized by the Federación de Colegios de Ingenieros Civiles de la República Mexicana (FECIC), one of WCCE’s founding members.
World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)
WFEO serves society and is recognized as a respectable and valuable source of advice and guidance on the policies, interests and concerns that relate to engineering and technology.
The role and responsibility of engineers in addressing the challenges facing society is more and more recognized and acknowledged worldwide
The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) is the sole Body representing the engineering profession of all kind and disciplines at World Level.
WFEO is an international platform where issues related to engineering are discussed and addressed.
The World Federation of Engineering Organizations is an international, non-governmental organization representing the engineering profession worldwide.
Founded in 1968 by a group of regional engineering organizations, under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) in Paris, the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) brings together national engineering organizations from some 100 nations and represents more than 30 million engineers from around the world.
European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA)
EFCA… the voice of engineering consultancy in Europe
EFCA is the only association for the engineering consultancy industry in Europe, represents 26 professional associations from 26 European countries, represents FIDIC in Europe
The European engineering consultancy industry – employs about 1 million staff, generates more than EUR 150 billion annual turnover
Mission-To promote the European consulting industry in Europe and internationally and to represent it to European institutions.
Goals-aspires to positively influence EU legislation that impacts on engineering consultancy, promotes fair competition and transparent procurement rules, is a network/business platform for member associations and European firms
Strategy-support the EU institutions as an expert knowledge broker, assist member associations in achieving common European goals, communicate the views of engineering consultants externally to the European Institutions & lending agencies and internally to the national member associations, establish alliances/partnerships with other interest groupings
European Council for Construction Research, Development and Innovation (ECCREDI)
Welcome to ECCREDI
Our aim is to contribute to the competitiveness, quality, safety and environmental performance of the construction sector and to the overall sustainability of the built environment – all urban and transport infrastructures – by advocating for effective construction research, technological and process development and innovation.
We represent the principal interests within construction: contractors, engineering, consultants, architects and designers, product and material producers, building control organisations and research bodies covering buildings, infrastructure and geotechnics.
EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION FORUM
What is the European Construction Forum (ECF)?
The ECF is a platform for cooperation on issues of common interest between independent organisations representing key players in the construction sector and participating on a voluntary basis.
What are the aims of the ECF?
The principal aim of the ECF is the establishment and recognition of a single comprehensive policy approach for the European construction sector through raising the awareness of decision makers at European level to the specific issues affecting the sector as a whole. To this end, the participating organisations strive to arrive at consensual views on issues of common interest. This should lead over time to:
- an increase of the construction sector’s direct involvement in the preparation of all EU legislative acts, programmes and actions that have a bearing on the sector
- a more coherent and coordinated approach by the European institutions towards the sector.
The construction sector is essential to the functioning of society, underpinning virtually every element of our lives. It provides the physical infrastructure in which we live, work and socialise – our homes, our schools, our workplaces, our hospitals, our roads, and our services infrastructure.
Despite the impact of the economic downturn, the contribution of construction related activities in Europe is significant. On average, the construction sector accounts for approximately 10% of European Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and about 7% of all employment, representing approximately 30% of industrial employment.
FIEC speaks for the European construction industry.
Through its 31 national member federations in 27 European countries (24 EU & EFTA and Turkey), it represents, without discrimination, construction enterprises
- of all sizes (from one person craftsmen and SMEs through to large international firms),
- from all building and civil engineering specialties,
- engaged in all kinds of working methods (whether operating as general/ main contractors or as sub-contractors).
This wide-ranging representativeness was officially recognised in a study undertaken on behalf of the European Commission so that FIEC is the „Social Partner“ representing employers in the European Sectoral Social Dialogue „Construction“.
SEFI is the largest network of higher engineering institutions and of individuals involved in engineering education in Europe. ECCE is an associate member of SEFI.
Its members are higher education institutions, individuals, associations and companies who share the common goal of improving the engineering education and strengthening the image of the engineering profession.
SEFI is commited to diversity, equality and inclusion within our engineering education community. SEFI will continually review its policies and practices to fulfil this commitment and to ensure that it influences SEFI’s activities and liaisons.
JRC is a Directorate-General of the European Commission and its mission is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of European Union policies. As a service of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the Union. Close to the policy-making process, it serves the common interest of the Member States, while being independent of special interests, whether private or national.
Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE)
The “Architects’ Council of Europe” (ACE) is the representative organisation for the architectural profession at European level, speaking with a single voice on its behalf.
Its membership currently consists of 43 Member Organisations, which are the regulatory and professional representative bodies in all EU Member States, Accession Countries, Switzerland and Norway.
Through them, the ACE represents the interests of over 545.000 architects from 31 countries in Europe.
This Commission department is responsible for EU policy on the single market, industry, entrepreneurship and small businesses.
European Commission : www.ec.europa.eu
BUILD UP – The EU portal for energy efficiency in buildings : www.buildup.eu
European Parliament : www.europarl.europa.eu
URBAN Intergroup at the European Parliament : www.urban-intergroup.eu
Council of European Union : www.consilium.europa.eu
Committee of the Regions (CoR) : www.cor.europa.eu
European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) : www.eesc.europa.eu