EGoS and CLGE signed an Memorandum of Understanding on the 28th April 2008.
The Council of European Geodectic Surveyors (CLGE) and EGoS consider themselves as complimentry organisations in the field of surveying. Therefore, the organisations want to establish an enduring partnership to support their common activities.
The objectives:
1). Capacity building.
Indentify areas for cooperation and, as appropriate, implement joint projects to support:
-the education of surveyors to meet the requirements in the public and private sectors;
-continued professional development (CPD) and life long learning for surveyors.
2). Promotion of the role of surveying
-Share information and analysis relevant EU regulations and programmes;
Act together to promote the role of surveying within the above and international regulations and programmes;
Intergrate actions and visibilty towards the European bodies, International and National authorities as well as European consumer.

Members of the General assembly Istanbul November 2007

From Left to rights:
Bill Cowap - UK- QA
Kyriacos Nikolaou - Cyprus
Randolph Camilleri - Malta - Vice President EGoS
A. Fahri Ozten - Turkey
Guido Mosschella - Italy
Maria Grazia Scorza - Italy
Piero Panunzi - Italy - Past president EGoS
Kurt rieder - Germany - Past president EGoS
Basil Psarianos - Greece - Past President EGoS
Malcolm lelliott - UK- Secrtary General


VDV position to bachelor- and master degrees
Verband Deutscher Vermessungsingenieure e.V. (VDV)
(Association for German Engineers for Surveying)

The education for engineers has to impart qualifications which correspond with the needs of the profession in future. The economical and technical circumstances for engineers have to be taken into consideration. VDV recognizes the chances in future to reach quality, transparency and comparison within the new courses of studies along the Bologna-process. VDV also sees the upcoming problems in the times of change from the conventional to the new grades and which are leading people to feel insecure. As there are: insecure acceptance of the new grades by the job market, unclear designation of education and grade as well as percental restricted accreditation for consecutive master degree courses.

The VDV therefore demands:

•Equal treatments of all kinds of universities along the accreditation of bachelor and master degree courses as well as along the application for an employment by the public service
•A guarantee of minimum standards of the bachelor grades, qualifying for the profession
•After passed bachelor degree, the accreditation for the consecutive master degree course, only following quality criteria
•The adjusted approach of the federal states by the amendments of the laws for chambers, concerning the possibility to become member of the chamber by bachelor and master graduates
•Master graduates to become entry to senior administration positions in public service

The VDV is strongly against allocation and keeping “bachelor-professional” title beyond university education.


The Malta Institution of Surveyors (MIoS), together with the Malta Association for Geographical Information (MAGI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – Malta (RICS Malta) are organising an INSPIRE Seminar on the EU Directive

The INSPIRE directive aims to bring together data and services through a Spatial Data Infrastructure. INSPIRE will impact the Geographic Information (GI) industry at all levels in all of the European Community. INSPIRE will affect everybody producing, using and sharing spatial data in Malta and Europe.

This one day event is intended to raise awareness of the Directive within the Maltese geographic information community. This will be the first public event that will engage all the Maltese stakeholders, providing a platform that will raise awareness of how implementation of the directive will impact and develop the GI industry.

The seminar will be held on 4th October 2007 at the Westin Dragonara Hotel Complex and will feature speakers from various European and Maltese bodies. Confirmed speakers at the event include MEP Mrs Frieda Brepoels, Mr Nick Land from Eurogeographics, Mr Henning Elmstrom from the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors, and a speaker (TBC) from the Joint Research Centre. Speakers from Maltese Parliament and the Maltese Legal Mandated Body responsible for implementing the Directive are also invited.

Register your interest in this seminar by sending an e-mail to this e-mail address –
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First General Meeting and Workshop of 2007 was held in Czech Republic - Prague, 29th and 30th June 2007