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Ambassadors endorse the CLGE Young Surveyors’ Contest

Ambassadors endorse the CLGE Young Surveyors’ Contest

We are delighted to feature a series of testimonies from previous winners and sponsors of the CLGE Young Surveyor’s Contest (also formerly known as the CLGE Students Contest).

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Blue Surveying – CLGE Theme of the Year 2022

Blue Surveying – CLGE Theme of the Year 2022

‘Blue Surveying’ refers to the surveying and geospatial data management in all aquatic environments from deep oceans to inshore waters, to lakes, rivers and canals. Blue surveying supports life sustaining activities for example the water management necessary to deliver clean potable water, to sanitise wastewater and to irrigate crops. It also supports global trade, navigation, energy and leisure activities. It is easy to see why we have chosen Blue Surveying as our Theme of the Year.

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CLGE Director General Jean-Yves Pirlot is elected Vice President of CEPLIS

CLGE Director General Jean-Yves Pirlot is elected Vice President of CEPLIS

The General Assembly of the European Council of Liberal Professions (CEPLIS), gathered in Milan (IT), on 14 June 2022.

President Gaetano Stella from Italy was logically re-elected, as well as our Director General, Jean-Yves Pirlot. The latter will serve on the new board for the coming three years. Jean-Yves was also elected as Vice President of CEPLIS.

CLGE President Vladimir Krupa said: “We knew that Jean-Yves had all the chances to get re-elected for an additional term and the fact that he was chosen as Vice President will not surprise those who know him. He is very committed to the profession and works relentlessly in expanding our European Network. This is totally in line with my thinking; We need more Europe!”.

Matjaž Grilc, Chair of our Interest Group for Publicly Appointed and Regulated Liberal Surveyors, added: “CEPLIS is the ideal platform for us to interact with the EU, and recent history shows that this has implications, far beyond the Union. We hope that during this mandate, our ideas about Sustainability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will find their way into wider acceptance, including via their integration into our codes of ethics. With this network we will also promote initiatives such as the European Real Estate Area Label (www.euREAL.eu / International Property Measurement Standard Coalition), the Condominium and Utility Cadastre projects, the Sustainable Fit-for-Purpose approach, the Code of Professional Qualifications for Property surveyors, to mention only a few”. CLGE congratulates President Stella and the whole team, and notices with pleasure that James Lonergan, incoming CEPLIS Board member from Ireland is also a Surveyor.

Women are essential for the New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative

Women are essential for the New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative

On 21 June 2022, Blaženka Mičević represented CLGE at the 4th European Engineers’ Day, in Brussels (BE).

Blaženka promoted our Project ‘Women in Surveying’ and spoke about the difficulties that women continuously have to face in the male-dominated field of civil engineering. She made it clear that for the success of the New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative, the position of women in the industry must change and the female involvement must be recognised more clearly. Please read her full presentation entitled ‘Why women power is essential for the success of the NEB?

Klaus Thürriedl, President of the European Council of Engineers Chambers was full of praise about Blaženka’s participation. For him it “… was an essential addition to the panel and contributed to further educating the participants on the issues female professionals continuously have to face in the male dominated world of the Engineering Profession”.

After our Saariselkä Declaration, Blaženka was asked to help CLGE develop a Diversity Equity and Inclusion or DEI Department.

CLGE Meeting with the Ordem dos Engenheiros (PT)

CLGE Meeting with the Ordem dos Engenheiros (PT)

On 3rd June, a CLGE delegation led by President Vladimir Krupa visited the Portuguese Ordem dos Engenheiros.

CLGE’s President and Director General had very fruitful talks with Jorge Liça, Vice-President, Teresa Mira, Board Member, as well as João Agria Torres, Chairman of the National Council of Geographic Engineers, and Teresa Sá Pereira, Member of the Council of Admission and Qualification.

The exchanges made clear that the very powerful Ordem, the official regulatory body of Engineers in Portugal, and CLGE have a lot to share and many common interests. We are looking forward to intensifying this cooperation.

Vice-President of the Ordem dos Engenheiros Jorge Liça receives a CLGE Cube from President Vladimir Krupa
Ing. Václav Slaboch, CSc. 1939 – 2022

Ing. Václav Slaboch, CSc. 1939 – 2022

It is with great sadness that we have been informed of the passing, on 4th May 2022 at the age of 83 years, of our dear friend and colleague Ing. Václav Slaboch, CSc.

Václav was a former CLGE Delegate, CLGE Vice-President for Professional Education and was bestowed Honorary Membership of CLGE on 1st March 2008 at our General Assembly in Prague (CZ).

Herewith the formal announcement in Czech and in English.

We send our sincere condolences to Václav’s family and we will hold a minute’s silence in his memory at our General Assembly in Skopje later this week.

CLGE GA Skopje (MK) – final call for registration

CLGE GA Skopje (MK) – final call for registration

CLGE will hold our Spring General Assembly in Skopje (MK) on Friday, 13th and Saturday, 14th May 2022. Thus far more than 30 delegates have already registered, with more registrations expected. We encourage CLGE Member associations from all countries to send their Delegates to this event. The deadline for registration has been extended until Sunday, 24th April. With only a few more days remaining all Delegates are kindly asked to register ASAP.

We also encourage you to attend the Seminar on ‘New technologies and best practices in geodesy‘, organised by our hosts the Macedonian Chamber of Trade Surveying Companies with the support of CLGE, which takes place in Skopje (MK) on Thursday, 12th May 2022.

Full details are available here, for direct registration for the GA and the Seminar please follow this link.

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