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on the “In uence of International Organisations in Europe: the way forward for FEANI”. His vision of the future of FEANI was very well received by the engineers present for the conference.
Need for stronger academic foundations
Although we did not attend the meeting of the FEANI Southern Region group held on 25 May 2017, since it coincided with our annual conference, we sent a detailed letter with our views on the matters that were on the agenda for discussion. Further to what is contained in the letter, we reiterate that a fundamental principle to achieve agreement amongst the European states that due to the ever more complexity in systems and overarching require- ments to secure public health and safety, it has become even more imperative to consolidate the stance that engineering is a professional practice and cannot be treated through a vocational route.
The Chamber has continued to follow up on issues of interest to Maltese engineers, such as Ethics and Health and Safety, the Common Training Framework, changes to the law that regulates the profession to bring in line with EU Directives, etc.
Outlook: FEANI Annual meetings 2018 in Malta
The Chamber will host the FEANI General Assembly, on 5 October 2018, and associated meetings in Malta and has started the necessary preparations.

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