Well-connected beyond the national borders
The topics, requirements and goals regarding all aspects of the surveying profession resemble each other in many countries. Transnational organisations provide platforms on which issues can be jointly addressed and objectives achieved at the international level.
The Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE) was established in 1972 in Wiesbaden by the then nine Member States of the European Economic Community. Its objective was to implement the Treaty of Rome in relation to the liberal profession of surveying. The CLGE currently/now represents surveyors from 36 countries (as of 2013). These include all Member States of the European Union, as well as Croatia, Iceland, Moldavia, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania.
The European Group of Valuers' Association (TEGoVA) is the European umbrella organisation of national property valuation organisations. Its main objective is to create uniform standards in valuation practice, for education and qualification as well as for the field of corporate governance and the ethical standards of valuers.
The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) is a federation of national associations. It is the only international body that represents all the surveying disciplines. More than 100 states are represented in the FIG. The non-governmental organisation (NGO) is to ensure that the different surveying disciplines and all who practise them meet the needs of the markets and of the clients.