ENAEE (European Network for Engineering Accreditation)
was founded on 8 February 2006, at the end of the first EUR-ACE® project, by 14 European Associations concerned with engineering education (ENAEE Statutes).
It stemmed from ESOEPE, the “European Standing Observatory for the Engineering Profession and Education”, that had been established on 9 September 2000 with the purposes of:
a) building confidence in systems of accreditation of engineering degree programmes within Europe
b) facilitating exchange of information
c) developing voluntary agreements on accreditation of engineering educational programmes and recognition of engineering qualifications and
d) the development of standards for competency requirements of graduate engineers.
Members of ENAEE are agencies and professional organisations with an interest in the education and formation of engineering professionals.
ENAEE is the European body responsible for awarding authorisation to accreditation agencies to award the EUR-ACE® label at first and second cycle to engineering programmes which they have accredited.
The role of ESOEPE
In April 2004 ESOEPE was instrumental in preparing and submitting to the European Commission the application for the (first) EUR-ACE® project (2004-2006).
In October 2005, In view of the emergence of EUR-ACE, it was decided to transform ESOEPE from an “observatory” into the registered international not-for-profit Association ENAEE, that was formally established on 8 February 2006 in Brussels.
The first ENAEE General Assembly took place on 30 March 2006; since then, Assemblies have been held regularly each year.
The implementation of the EUR-ACE® system started in 2007, with the award of the first EUR-ACE® labels. ENAEE is the European body responsible for awarding authorisation to accreditation agencies to award the EUR-ACE® label at first and second cycle to engineering programmes which they have accredited.
The founder members of ESOEPE in September 2000 were:
- UK: EC (now EngC)
- FR: CTI
- DE: ASII (now ASIIN)
- PT: OE (Ordem dos Engenheiros)
- IT: CoPI
- EU: E4 (now TREE) – no member any more
- EU: FEANI
- EU: SEFI (now Associate Member)
- RO: CNEAA, RO: UAICR (now ARACIS)
- RU: RAEE (now AEER)
- EU: CLAIU (now Associate Member)
- EU: EUROCADRES
- EU: IGIP (now Associate Member)
- IE: IE
- DK: IDA
- FI: TEK
- CH: BBT
- ES: IIE
- TR: MUDEK
- IT: UNIFI
- IT: QUACING
- IFEES (Associate Member, in 2014)
To view the ENAEE Statutes and Bylaws, please click here.
Please click on the links above to find out more.
Accredited Engineering Degrees, Masters Europe.