Eur Ing and FEANI
The title Eur Ing stands for European Engineer and is conferred by FEANI.
The title is prenominal, that is it comes before the name. In fact it
takes precedence over all other titles with the exception of military rank.
Thus a Professor who is also a knight would be styled
Eur Ing Professor Sir.....
The member countries of FEANI cover a large proportion of Europe, as can be seen from this map:
History of FEANI
Several international technical associations were established in the years following the end
of the Second World War, FEANI among them. In June 1949, 340 engineers met in a Congress
held in Konstanz (Germany). The theme of this congress was:
`Role of the engineer in modern society'
Among motions which were adopted, one stated that the participants:`decide jointly
to pursue the task already begun by setting up an international organisation, temporarily
limited to Europe, whose goal will be to strengthen the presence of engineers in every
national and international movement of economical and social dimension'.
This motion bore fruit and an international federation,`Federation Internationale d'Associations
Nationale d'Ingenieurs' (FIANI) was created in September 1951.
Seven European countries (Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy and Luxembourg) were among the founding
countries. Soon after, other countries joined the Federation, whose name was changed into
`Federation Europeenne d'Associations Nationales d'Ingenieurs' (FEANI)
in July 1956 to reflect its European focus.
Today there are 23 member countries and new applications are currently expected. More than 1,500,000
European engineers are assembled under the FEANI banner.
FEANI is a founding member of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) and
collaborates with many other organisations dealing with engineering sectoral problems
and education. Its representativity has been officially recognised by the European Commission.
Aims of FEANI
- to affirm the professional identity of the engineers of Europe
- to ensure that professional qualifications of engineers of the member countries are acknowledged in Europe and worldwide
- to assert the status, role and responsibility of engineers in society
- to safeguard and promote the professional interests of engineers and to facilitate their free movement within Europe and worldwide
- to strive for a single voice for the engineering profession of Europe, whilst acknowledging its diversity
- to develop a working co-operation with other international organisations concerned with engineering matters
- to be the voice of the engineers of Europe in international organisations and other
All European Engineers are registered by FEANI. The purpose of the Register is:
Hence, in future, it could prove difficult for engineers who are not registered to practise in Europe.
- to facilitate the movement of practising engineers inside and outside the FEANI area and to
establish a framework of mutual recognition of qualifications in order to enable engineers who wish to practise outside their country
to carry with them a guarantee of competence
- to provide information about the various formation systems of individual engineers for the benefit of prospective employers
- to encourage the continuous improvement of the quality of engineers by setting, monitoring and reviewing standards
FEANI in the UK
In the United Kingdom the nominating body to FEANI is the British National Committee for
International Engineering Affairs (BNCIEA), which is housed by the
10 Maltravers Street,
Tel: +44 171 240 7891
Fax: +44 171 240 7517
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