The OICE is the trade association, member of Confindustria, which represents Italian engineering, architecture and technical-economic consulting organizations. Established in 1965, thanks to the steady growth in the number of members, OICE now includes many of the major Italian engineering companies and most of the most qualified small and medium-sized companies in the sector.
A free, non-partisan and non-profit association, the OICE brings together its members in a spirit of collegiality and mutual cooperation, it also represents them in order to valorise them and make better use of them, contributes to the promotion and protection of rights and interests legitimate of the category.
Italian organizations of engineering, architecture and technical-economic consulting (or similar organizations of the European Union that carry out significant activities in the Italian territory), in any case constituted and equipped with: autonomous operating capacity, may form part of the OICE; adequate means and structures; intellectual and technical skills to perform, independently and at economic conditions recognized as remunerative by the market, professional services and services for external customers.
A statutory change, introduced in order to represent the entire category, allows full membership of the OICE also of professional firms and small organizations.
OICE is a founding member of EFCA, a European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations, based in Brussels, which brings together 27 national associations and represents the international engineering sector internationally.