European Federation of Explosives Engineers (EFEE)
EFEE was founded in 1988, and has 23 member nations. Its purpose is to provide a European forum for professionals working in the field of explosives techniques in rock. In 1998, EFEE started issuing European Shotfirer Licences based on existing national licences in the member nations. The aim is to enable this category of professional engineers to apply for jobs outside their own countries without time-consuming delays in obtaining appropriate permits. EFEE is strongly involved in current discussions concerning EU working standards in this fields.