PANHELLENIC ASSOCIATION OF ENGINEERS CONTRACTORS OF PUBLIC WORKS
The Panhellenic Association of Engineers Contractors of Public Works (PEDMEDE), established in 1935, covers all the range of companies dealing with the construction of public and private works in Greece and abroad. Its members - approximately 7.000 - are individuals, contractors of public works as well as technical companies from the smaller up to the upper grade, according to the classification made by the Greek Ministry of Environment and Public Works.
The Association covers the whole of Greece with 13 regional sections and is the only contractors’ Federation that represents the country abroad, being a member of FIEC (European Construction Industry Federation) and EIC (European International Contractors).
PEDMEDE’s actual President Mr. Georgios Romosios is also FIEC’s Vice – President for the years 2006 -2008 and 2008 – 2010 represent the group of the following countries : Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Malta and Turkey.
In Greece, the construction sector accounts for around 14% of GDP and employs 7% of the labour market, fact that enables PEDDLED to negotiate on behalf of the employers collective agreements on wages and working conditions with the respective labour organizations
The Association’s scope is to secure and promote its members’ interest and welfare and to defend their rights regarding the Authorities. Among its services is law and tax consultancy. Its legal department assists members with the proceedings relevant to public works tendering, resolves disputes between them and the Authorities, and tax experts are offering knowledge concerning taxation.
PEDMEDE has its own training center and in collaboration with Public and Private Organizations is planning seminars for its members and their staff dealing with various subjects such as legislative matters, tax, computing, safety in work, quality programs etc. Apart from that the Association commands a Press and P.R. Department which organizes meetings, international conferences and business missions abroad.
PEDMEDE publishes in a monthly basis a magazine under the name “I KATASKEVI” which is freely distributed it to all its members, public authorities etc. It has proved to be an important tool because it includes the latest news concerning the law implementation and all the necessary information about the the construction sector.
Its long lasting presence in the field of Public Works, makes PEDMEDE an Association with great experience always ready and willing to provide services for its members.