European Federation of National Engineering Associations
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.
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.) 
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. 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.
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)|
|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|
- Engineering Council UK. 2007. About FEANI/EurIng. Accessed on September 29, 2007.
- FEANI. The EurIng title and FEANI register. Accessed on September 29, 2007.
- Teale, A. 1997. Use of FEANI title "EurIng" not allowed in Germany. Accessed on September 29, 2007.
- European Commission. 1994. Statement from the European Commission. Accessed (via FEANI web site) on September 29, 2007.