The European Group of Surveyors (EGoS) was established in 1989 to represent especially non-geodetic surveying professionals in Europe.
EGoS have 9 full members, 2 Associate members and 4 Observer members in surveying organisations representing approximately 260,000 individual surveyors in 15 countries.
The group meets bi-annually, normally over a two day period, and are active in workshops; to develop standards and mutual recognition of qualifications, to promote and develop Quality Assurance and best practice in surveying, To develop and promote training schemes for surveyors, and to collect and collate information on professional practice in relation to surveying and the associated fields.
The General assembly meetings are also held over the same period, which considers and formulates the prime aims and objectives of the group.
EGoS elect every two years, a President, two vice Presidents and the Secretary General.
Each Member organisation provides a representative to sit on the General Assembly meetings and who has a right to vote. Associate members are those organisations that are in negotiation with the EU for membership and have a representative who is able to participate in discussions and to help in the development of the Group.
Observers are associated surveying organisations that have an interest in the development of the Group but are outside the EU. They do not have a vote.
EGoS liaises with other similar Pan European organisations and where appropriate will make joint representation to the EU on European matters of concern to surveyors.
The head office of EGoS is situated in Brussels and meetings are held in rotation throughout the EU and members host countries.
A subscription is payable for membership and associate membership at the rate of 1 euro per individual surveyor of an organisation with a maximum subscription of 5000 Euros for larger organisation.
Education- the development of common criteria for the education and training of surveyors, and the encouragement of high professional standards throughout the surveying professions.
Policy- in collaboration with other professional bodies, lobbying for suitable policies at a European level.
Qualifications- to promote mutual recognition of surveying qualifications within Europe and the development of a European register of surveyors.
European Union enlargement- assisting the profession in the countries of CEEC to prepare for membership of the European Union and developing collaboration with the countries of the Mediterranean area.
European Union Enlargement- assisting the profession in the countries of CEEC to prepare for membership of the European Union and developing collaboration with the countries of the Mediterranean area.
Dialogue- the promotion of dialogue between the individual surveying professions of all European nations.
EGoS was instrumental in the establishment of the Crane Group, a pan-European forum for the construction industry within the European Parliament. EGoS is also an active participant in the Forum of European Construction Professionals.