Iceland joins the Association of Nordic Engineers


The Association of Chartered Engineers in Iceland (Verkfræðingafélag Íslands, VFÍ) becomes the member of the Association of Nordic Engineers on 1 January 2018. The request of the membership was approved at the ANE Board, 29 November.

The Association of Chartered Engineers in Iceland (Verkfræðingafélag Íslands, VFÍ) becomes the member of the Association of Nordic Engineers on 1 January 2018. The request of the membership was approved at the ANE Board, 29 November.

„Today, the importance of the regional cooperation is ever-growing, and we are glad that Iceland is joining us, which will make our voice in advocating for Nordic engineers even stronger both in the region and beyond”, said Trond Markussen, President of NITO.

Established in 1912, crepresents interests of engineers with Bachelor and Master Degrees, and accounts 4.000 members.

“Through history, co-operation and joint action have proven to be excellent tools for gaining influence and results for the Nordic Science professionals. That applies both nationally and internationally. I am happy to have VFÍ on board ANE” said Thomas Damkjær Petersen, President of IDA.

“ANE is the right platform in the Nordic Region to raise awareness of the Engineers’ profession. The membership will allow us to advance the political agenda in the matters related to the technological development and innovation. Thanks to this cooperation we can learn from each other in finding solutions to common problems, such as lifelong learning opportunities for engineers in the digital world”, underlined Páll Gíslason, President of VFÍ.

According to the ANE statutes, the president of the member organisation gets a seat in the ANE Board. The coordination between the member organisation and ANE will be facilitated by the appointed ANE-coordinator.

More information can be found at ANE's website