The Technical Chamber of Greece (TCG) pledges itself to promote science in the fields relating to the specializations of its members. Therefore, the TCG enjoys a predominant role in the developments in the science of engineering. In this regard, the activities carried out and supported by the TCG include:
- Organizing scientific and educational activities (conferences, workshops, events, seminars and sessions)
- Monitoring, commenting and giving expert opinions on Draft Laws, Presidential Decrees and Regulations pertaining to the technical world.
- Editing the Manuals of Structural Materials that codify scientific and technical information and data which are of interest to the engineers
- Monitoring the work relating to the drafting of Specifications, Directives and Eurocodes
- Collaborating with the regional TCG sections for the formulation of the TCG position on scientific issues
- Awarding prizes to the excellent students of the Engineering Schools of Greece.
- Monitoring and supporting the activity of the TCG Permanent and Scientific Committees.
- Publishing the Scientific Editions of the TCG, providing, thus, direct and updating information to the engineers regarding issues pertaining to the fields of their interests and highlighting the scientific work of Greek engineers.
- Designating the TCG Representatives to Councils, Committees and meetings.
- Observing standardization issues, maintaining a database of Greek and International standards and cooperating with the Hellenic Standardization Organization (ELOT)
Technical Chamber of Greece (TCG) has the firm conviction that the Unions and Associations of Engineers around the world could be mutually benefited by their collaboration for common interests.
TCG is a really outward looking organization which fervently endeavors to promote the societal role and authority of the Engineering profession, through its membership or partnership in numerous organizations, at European or international level. In this context, TCG is represented in the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI) by its National Committee. As the Greece national partner in FEANI, TCG is the only authorized body to award the title of Euro Engineer (Eur Ing) to applicants who submit all the requested documents. In this capacity, TCG also proposes all the engineering programs which fulfill the needed requirements for inclusion in the FEANI Index. This way, TCG facilitates substantially the mobility of Greek Engineers abroad.
Moreover, TCG is a member of World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), with the activities of the Permanent Committee of Environment of WFEO being hosted three times in Greece.
Since 2009 when TCG acquired membership to the European Council of Engineers Chambers (ECEC), it has a very active role in the aforementioned organization, as the General Secretary of ECEC has been hosted in TCG headquarters, in Athens, between 2010 and 2012. During the above stated period, TCG has contributed significantly to the European consultation process regarding the Revision of Public Procurements Framework, the Directive for the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (2005/36/EC) and the issuing of the Professional Card for Engineers, the Directive of Services in the internal market (2006/123/EC) e.t.c.
Finally, TCG also participates in the activities of other important international organizations whose aims focus on the developmental sustainability, technological progress or engineering education, including the World Energy Council (WEC), the European Society of Engineering Organization (SEFI) and the European Council of Applied Science and Engineering (Euro-CASE).
Furthermore, TCG, through its membership and active role in international organizations preoccupied with discipline related engineering profession challenges, such as the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), the International Union of Architects (UIA), the European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE), the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE), it caters for the interests of all its members regardless of their specification and expertise.
As far as its bilateral relations are concerned, TCG has partnership with similar organizations of other countries around the world. TCG has also built a strong relationship with the Arab-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Development. In recent years, TCG has developed cooperation with the Chinese Organization of State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA), in areas concerning science, technology, economy and civilization. In the framework of this cooperation, TCG has signed a Memorandum with China Association for the International Exchange of Personnel (CAIEP) which is regularly renewed.
The TCG Library, one of the largest technical libraries of Greece, has been in operation since 1927 aiming at the provision of scientific, technical and professional information to its members and to any person concerned. In addition, TCG Library supports the documentation, preservation and dissemination of TCG and Greek engineers scientific work.
The Library offers its services on a nationwide basis, as it comprises the Central TCG Library, located in Athens and 17 regional libraries, spread across Greece. The TCG Union library catalog which is available to both Central and regional sections of TCG Library, provides the facility of online search of all TCG resources and databases (http://opac.tee.gr).
The Library material covers subject areas pertaining to the fields of direct interest to the engineers, such as technology and applied sciences, as well as related scientific fields, such as economy, administration, science, education, social sciences e.t.c.
The collection of the TCG library includes:
more than 68.000 books
1500 journal titles
all TCG scientific publications(reports, meetings proceedings, journals)
publications of International Organizations
Greek and European technical legislation record of Greek and International Standards (ISO, EN, DIN, ASTM)
It is worth noting that many of the aforementioned resources are of great historical social and scientific value requiring their safeguarding and wide dissemination.
As far as the TCG digital Library is concerned, it contains a rich collection of the aforementioned resources. Furthermore, its material is incorporated in europeana collections (http://www.europeana.eu/).
Since 2007, TCG Library is a member-library of the Hellenic Academic Libraries Union Catalog (HALUC), via which more than 66.000 registers are searchable http://www.unioncatalog.gr/ and document delivery services are available.
All visitors have the right of interlibrary loan services, whilst remote loan services are provided to engineers.
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