Elections were held in March 2020 to elect the General Council for a term of office from 2020 to 2023. Next election will take place in the spring of 2023.
The role of the General Council
Directly elected by the members every three years, the General Council is TEK’s sovereign policymaking body. 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.
Electoral districts in 2020
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 (TFiF).
TFiF's district 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
Download the rules governing TEK General Council elections and voting (pdf document in Finnish)
Download the rules governing Tekniikan Akateemiset ry (pdf document in Finnish)
Download the rules governing Tekniikan Akateemisten Liitto TEK ry (pdf document in Finnish)
The TEK election committee is responsible for organising the election.
For further details of upcoming elections, please e-mail election committee secretary Daniel Valtakari, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The members of the General Council and the contact details of the chairmen are available here (in Finnish).
Members' privacy is valuable to TEK and plays a key role in all operations. TEK's elections are conducted in compliance with data protection legislation and with the data protection principles of the General Data Protection Regulation. We process personal data only for lawful purposes and for predetermined purposes. Information will not be disclosed for other purposes. Regarding the election, we only collect information that is necessary for the election and store it for a limited time. The data processing agreements required by the Regulation have been concluded with our partners dealing with personal data. We inform our members about the processing of personal data in the privacy statement for the General Council election (in Finnish).