The European Group of Surveyors (EGOS) was established in 1989 to represent especially non-geodetic surveying professionals in Europe. (Following a subsequent amendment of its statute EGoS represents now all geodetic surveying professionals as well.) Originally called the 1992 Group of Surveyors, EGOS has members across Europe. The Group, recognised and partly funded by the European Union, was formed initially with the sole aim of helping to create a free market in Europe for members of the surveying professions.