The role of the General Council
Directly elected by the members every three years, the General Council is TEK’s sovereign policymaking body. Elections will be held in March 2020 to elect the General Council for a term of office from 2020 to 2023. The General Council comprises 70 elected members, with 66 elected from Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland and 4 elected from the Finnish Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers (TFiF).
The General Council usually meets twice annually to decide how TEK will defend the interests of its members, what kind of member services it will provide, and how the profession will influence society as a whole.
The General Council elects the Executive Council of TEK, and determines certain financial matters such as the membership fees. Working on the General Council provides an overview of the labour market and access to a broad network of members.
Visit www.tek.fi/paatoksenteko (in Finnish) to see the members currently serving on the General Council, the Executive Council and the committees of TEK.
Who is eligible to vote?
All regular members and honorary members of Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland (TEK), and ordinary members of the Finnish Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers (TFiF) who belong to TEK, will be eligible to vote if their membership has been approved on or before 1 January 2020.
Members of TEK who are living abroad are also eligible to vote in the General Council election. The eligibility requirements and election dates are the same as for members living in Finland.
There will be 70 seats on the General Council, with 66 seats filled from the electoral districts of Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland and 4 seats filled from the electoral district of the Finnish Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers, which covers the whole of Finland.
The 66 seats elected by members of Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland will be divided into 32 seats from the southern, 21 seats from the western, 6 seats from the eastern, and 7 seats from the northern electoral districts.
Southern electoral district: Uusimaa.
Western electoral district: Åland, Southern Ostrobothnia, Kanta-Häme, Central Ostrobothnia, Central Finland, Tampere Region, Ostrobothnia, Päijät-Häme, Satakunta and Southwest Finland.
Eastern electoral district: South Karelia, South Savo, Kymenlaakso, North Karelia and North Savo.
Northern electoral district: Kainuu, Lapland and Northern Ostrobothnia.
Rules governing elections and voting
Click here to download the rules governing TEK General Council elections and voting (pdf document in Finnish).