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                          British National FEANI Committee
Year of Adhesion : 1965
Declared engineers: 235 000
Number of EUR INGs: 15 932
Member associations: The Engineering Council of the United Kingdom was created by Royal Charter in 1981. Its Patron is HRH The Duke of Kent. It supervises the British engineering profession through licensed member institutions
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    The Engineering Council is pleased to report good progress in 2015, a year in which we have continued to strengthen our national, European and global relationships and streamline our processes. We also moved of ces.
We regularly review and improve the way we do things. Highlights of the year include launching a new website, bringing more processes online and automating several functions that support our Register. We also commissioned three promotional videos, of which the  rst, about the organization, was completed and published in 2015. The other two will be  lmed and released during 2016.
We continue to work closely with and on behalf of the wider engineering community, contributing to a number of external consultations and reviews. In 2015, these included Trailblazer Apprenticeships and engineering conversion courses. We have also worked on several frameworks and agreements to facilitate greater cross-border mobility of professional engineers.
In core business activities, the Engineering Council conducted 16  ve year and interim reviews of profes- sional engineering institutions that are licensed to assess their members for inclusion on the Register. We hosted numerous workshops and seminars for institution staff and volunteers to share good practice.
EU Directive
During 2015 the Engineering Council worked closely with the UK government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, which is responsible for implementation of the Directive on Recognition of Professional Quali cations. We were widely engaged in the transparency and mutual evalu- ation exercise leading to the creation of the UK’s National Action Plan, submitted to the EU Commission in January 2016. The titles Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer, Engineering Technician and Information and Communications Technology Technician are protected and may only be used in the UK by professionals who are registered with the Engineering Council. An increasing number of European engineers are bene tting from the provisions of the Directive when applying to use these titles.
Engineering Education Program accreditation
During 2015 the Engineering Council started a major project to replace its database of accredited programs. The  rst phase is due to launch towards the end of 2016. In the new database, program listings will include information about international recognition, such as inclusion in the FEANI INDEX and whether a EUR-ACE label has been issued. The  rst UK universities to adopt the EUR-ACE label have renewed

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