European Monitoring Committee discuss development of CPD processes at Dublin meeting
10 May 2016
Members of the European Monitoring Committee
Engineers Ireland hosted a meeting of the European Monitoring Committee of FEANI this afternoon (May 10) at its premises in Ballsbridge, Dublin.
The European Monitoring Committee is responsible for maintaining the FEANI Index – a listing of the institutions of engineering higher education in European countries represented within FEANI, and their engineering programmes, which are all recognised by FEANI as fulfilling the mandatory education requirements for the EUR ING title.
The EMC meets quarterly and the meeting in Dublin comprises EMC members from Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Norway, UK, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland, Slovenia, France, Denmark, Greece and Ireland.
“Today’s group comprises 16 people from 16 different countries,” explained Lars Funk, the chair of the committee. Funk, from VDI – a professional engineering organisation in Germany, explained that the purpose of the group is to look at how engineering education is organised in the countries represented.
Funk, who was eager to compliment the standard of engineering education in Ireland, spoke of FEANI’s two main products – the EUR ING title and the FEANI engineering card.
“The main purpose of today’s meeting is to discuss these products and how they can be developed further, especially in terms of continuous professional development. We will be looking at how this topic can be handled on a European level,” he said.
With the imminent introduction of Engineers Ireland’s new CPD policy Funk believes Ireland is at the forefront of engineering professional development.
According to the new policy all non-student members of Engineers Ireland are required to undertake and record 35 hours’ CPD activities each year. The policy comes into effect on the January 1, 2017.
FEANI is a federation of professional engineers that unites national engineering associations from 35 European Higher Education Area (EHEA) countries, representing the interests of over 3.5 million professional engineers in Europe.
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