About ANE

The Association of Nordic Engineers (ANE) was established in May 2007 as a binding cooperation between the founding organisations: The Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers (Sveriges Ingenjörer), The Danish Society of Engineers (IDA) and The Norwegian Society of Engineers and Technologists (NITO)

Together, ANE represents more than 326,000 engineers in the three Scandinavian countries.  Engineering societies from other Nordic countries are also admitted as members.

Vision

Nordic engineers - global innovators improving human lives.

Mission

To promote the interests of Nordic engineers in international affairs, make the crucial role of engineers in the society more visible and raise awareness of the Nordic cross-organisational cooperation.

Objectives

  • Influencing  relevant policy and decision-making processes at global, EU and national level
  • Promoting the role and the professions of engineers in the society
  • Supporting sustainable education policies
  • Enabling sufficient supply and demand for skilled engineers in future
  • Advocating for engineers’ mobility at global level, in EU and Nordic countries
  • Safeguarding and improving working conditions for engineers

Core values

  • Advocacy
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Cooperation

Activities

Advocacy and partnerships at EU level in order to:

  1. create change and influence the EU decision-making in relevant policy areas and build a robust legacy of the engineers’ role,
  2. strengthen the cooperation and create synergies with existing partners at EU level,  to coordinate positions and promote interests in a joint effort, structured way and speaking with one voice.

Knowledge building and networking at Nordic level with the aim to:

  1. promote the knowhow sharing, which lies within each organisation, 
  2. support the cooperation around concrete and agreed projects, 
  3. strengthen the ties with other relevant Nordic stakeholders.

Visibility and branding interventions to:

  1. raise awareness and understanding of the ANE activities and achieved results,
  2. brand the Nordic cooperation model.

Thematic Focus

  • Education - skills, knowledge and competences development
    What actions are needed to make a better use of already available skills and improve competence development to close the potential shortages? How to improve quality and relevance of the available education and training? How can the organisation help its members to remain competitive and secure their employability? In an environment, where new skills emerge as fast as other become extinct, ANE focuses on the areas of education, training and reskilling – key factors for the human workforce to leverage the new opportunities afforded by technology and secure its employability. The focus is less on the existing knowledge, but more on the capacity to learn and adaptability to new requirements
     
  • A new world of work – mobility, new forms of employment, digitalisation and artificial intelligence
    Today’s workforce is driven by diversity and comprises many kinds of labour markets and working arrangements in parallel with the technological developments and globalisation, which are changing the very nature of work.
    A one-size-fits-all approach does not work anymore! ANE prioritises questions such as adoptability to new paradigms and patterns, role of engineers in digitalisation and new production technologies, as well as the readiness of the organisations to better service their members in the constant changes. In addition, the role of engineers’ associations in identifying recommendations on ethical principles during the design of intelligent systems is another key priority for ANE.
     
  • Sustainable development
    Engineers’ primacy is a problem solving, which also implies tackling social issues and global challenges. Engineering is about making lives better, engineers don’t just build things, they can help save the world. 
    ANE engages relevant experts in the cooperation connected to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This cooperation concentrates on the knowhow sharing in the fields of smart cities, waste management, renewable energy and climate change. In the same time, this cooperation promotes Nordic engineers’ expertise in finding solutions and meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).