The Technical Chamber of Greece is the officially recognized professional body of all University graduates in engineering and a Legal Entity of Public Law with regional structure. The Technical Chamber of Greece / Section of Central Macedonia (TCG/SCM) is the regional branch in Central Macedonia and operates autonomously with its own administrative and operational structure. The TCG/SCM was founded in 1950 in Thessaloniki and has been the oldest and largest regional branch of the Technical Chamber of Greece (established 1926).
Its members are qualified engineers of all specialties, graduates of highest educational institutions, who live and practice their professional activity within the region of Central Macedonia. The total number of its members exceeds 13,000, out of a total of 90,000 members in all of Greece.
As a regional branch, the TCG/SCM implements the activities and serves the objectives of the TCG, as these are mandated by its statutory framework, within the region of its competence, this being Central Macedonia:
-studies any relative technical-scientific, technical-financial or developmental issue which is of interest to the community as a whole, and it formulates opinions, on its own initiative or following an invitation, on the legislation relative to these issues
-pronounces, following an invitation by the competent authorities or other agents of the public sector or union agents, on any issue within its range of competence
-collects statistic data in relation to the technical resources, the technical, scientific, construction and other related industrial activity, the technical materials, and the equipment and technology; draws up statistics and provides relative information to the competent authorities or other agents
-provides its assistance for the proper drawing up and implementation of developmental programs, the utilization of natural resources, the improvement of the quality of life, the protection of the environment; it elaborates, individually or in collaboration with other agents, relevant studies and research projects, and drafts of specifications, regulations, project contracts and designs
-contributes to the elaboration of technical education programs, to the development of domestic research and technology, to the utilization, development, programming and structuring of the technical resources, in accordance with the developmental needs of the Country
-informs the public by means of announcements, publications, editions, or any other available way, about any subject of its competence, simplifying and assisting a wider comprehension of the related issues and problems
-participates in international organizations, in chamber unions, in international technical unions; develops relationships with respective organizations in other countries, organizes conferences, exhibitions, and other events for the promotion of its objectives.
The members of TCG/SCM elect a 60-member General Assembly every three years.
TCG/SCM is governed by the Executive Committee, which is composed of the President, the Vice-President, the General Secretary and 8 members and is elected by th General Assembly.
The re gional structure of TCG/SCM consists of six 5-member Prefectoral Committees, which are based in the respective capitals of the Prefectures of Imathia, Kilkis, Pella, Pieria, Serres, and Halkidiki.
The structure of its services consists of 6 sections: the Section of Scientific and Developmental Issues, the Section of Professional Issues, the Section of Library and Documentation, the Economical and Administrative Section, the Secretariat of Managing Bodies and the Legal Section.
Within the framework of this role, the TCG/SCM:
Is represented statutorily:
-in Boards of Public Organizations and of Local Self-government (Regional Board, PEP Supervision Committee, Regional and Prefectoral Board for Public Works, Environment, Urban Planning and Public Works Boards: Ministry of Macedonia & Thrace · Regional · Prefectoral, National Institute of Meteorology, Financial and Social Committee of the Prefectoral Self-government, etc.), in boards and committees created for a specific project (Technical Boards, permanent recommendation Committees for the awarding of public works as well as committees for individual works, primary and secondary Architectural Audit Committees, Committees of supervision of urban planning designs, Architectural Tenders, Audit Committees for buildings and site projects, etc.
-the Permanent Committees, scientific 3-year term bodies, whose function is to provide recommendations and expert opinions. During the current term (2004-2006) 9 Permanent Committees (PC) operate within the Section, as follows: PC of Land Planning and Development, PC of Architectural Legacy and recent architectural works, PC of Industry, new Technology, networks and telecommunication, PC of Energy, PC of Environmental Protection, PC of Infrastructure Works and Regional Development, PC of Professional and young engineers Issues, PC of Professional Authorities, titles and qualification and PC of Technical Education.
-Work Groups that are congregated for the study of specific issues, with a limited duration of mandate.
Particulars of the Agent
Full Name: Technical Chamber of Greece / Section of Central Macedonia
Acronym: TCG / SCM
Postal Address: 49, Gr. Alexander Avenue, 546 43 Thessaloniki, Greece
Telephone no.: +30 231 0883100 - 99
Fax: +30 231 0883110
Web site: http://www.tee.tkm.gr
President: Georgios Tsakoumis