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                         Deutscher Verband Technisch-Wissenschaftlicher Vereine (DVT)
Year of Adhesion : 1951
Declared engineers: 250 000
Number of EUR INGs: 2 795
Member associations: The German law system does not plan an of cial or normal relationship to governmental authorities. Our member associations and DVT itself have good relations to the relevant authorities and governmental authorities are consulting DVT and VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure) in general engineering matters. VDE (Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik) is another example of an important Association in Germany.
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    The following is a short summary of the recent develop- ments in the German engineering community.
The engineering chambers in Germany started an initiative some time ago with the goal to bring about a revision of the engineering laws (Ingenieurgesetze) in all of the 16 federal states of Germany. The chambers justify this as a reaction to the implementation of the revised “Directive on the recog- nition of professional experience” (2013/55/EU).
The initiative of the chambers has led to different approaches to the revision diverging from state to state. This process would have ultimately culminated in different regulations concerning the right to bear the professional title “Ingenieur” in Germany. VDE and VDI, however, together with other engineering associations, were able to prevent this devel- opment for now.
In June 2016, DVT elected Dr.-Ing. Hans Heinz Zimmer as their new chair. Dr. Zimmer is the former CEO of VDE, the German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information
Technologies. Dr. Zimmer will, as chair of DVT, automatically also be the chair of the German National Committee of FEANI.
On 1 July 2016 VDI – The Association of German Engineers – has taken over the agency of DVT, the German Association of Technical and Scienti c Societies. Responsibility for the coordination of the DVT of ce and the FEANI activities on the national level now lies with Dr. Thomas Kiefer of VDI.
This development is part of the process of realigning the activities of DVT. DVT is a German umbrella organization comprising 34 engineering and scienti c associations.
The central goals of the realignment are:
• Strengthen DVT in its function as the German National Committee of FEANI.
• Support DVT in the coordination of the German positions on engineering education and the professional devel- opment of engineers.
• Develop DVT into the organization responsible for the international representation of the interest of German engineers.

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