Kammern

Chambers

Chambers represent the interests of their members and also implement sovereign tasks cost effectively and with close links to business.

In Germany, all trades and countless freelance/independent professions are organised into so-called chambers. As corporations under public law, these chambers are institutions of professional self-administration. They represent the interests of their members and implement sovereign tasks cost effectively and with close links to business.
 
 
The chambers see themselves as key partners of political institutions, as independent advocates of the market and as customer-focused service providers for business. They offer a broad range of services and serve as the first point of contact for their members for questions about setting up a business and the location of the business, training and professional development, and various other business-related and profession-related themes. Furthermore, the chambers for freelancers/independent professionals are responsible for issuing licences to practise professions and for overseeing the professions.
 
Information and further links concerning the chambers in North Rhine-Westphalia are provided on the sidebar (right).