2nd European Engineers’ Day

“Mobile Engineers build an Innovative Europe”

20 November 2014

Sofitel Brussels Europe, 1 Place Jourdan, Brussels


Engineers’ impact is visible in every aspect of human life: through increasingly more sophisticated inventions, techniques and equipment they enhance and irrevocably change society. Professional Engineers design and operate large projects and make society a better place to live: their solutions are always designed with economic, safety and functionality considerations in mind. Sustainability of the environment and aging infrastructures, deployment of innovative renewable sources of energy, increased quality of life, economic growth: they all await and expect engineering solutions. Therefore, in this globalized world, internationalization and cross-border recognition of engineering qualifications are important and vital to forge a better future for society.

The European Engineers’ Federations ECEC, FEANI, ECCE, together with EFCA, ENAEE, CLGE and CLAIU wish to extend the public knowledge and appreciation of the engineering profession, their education and professional concerns and the capacity to solve the arising problems in a changing world, on this unique event. Public understanding of the engineering profession and its underlying science are important to support the calls for funding, as well as to enhance the prospect for successful adoption of innovative technical solutions. Meeting many of today’s challenges associated to present society and environmental changes will also require unprecedented levels of public funding. As they have done throughout history, engineers will have to integrate their methods and solutions with the goals and desires of all society’s members in Europe.

The “2nd European Engineers’ Day” on 20 November 2014 will analyze those challenges and offer opinions and presentations of expert speakers. The European Engineers’ Day will offer a forum for critical dialogue and participation and will focus amongst others on how engineers are educated and engaged in continuing professional development to better prepare them for the challenges ahead in building the coming new world. Students, researchers, entrepreneurs, scientists and policy decision makers are invited to take part in this unique event.

Preliminary Agenda of the 2nd European Engineers’ Day

“Mobile Engineers build an innovative Europe”

20 November 2014

Sofitel Brussels Europe, 1 Place Jourdan, Brussels


9.00 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 - 10.30 Welcome Greetings by the Presidents of ECEC, FEANI and ECCE

10.30 – 10.45 Welcome Speech by a Representative of the EU Institutions

Morning session “Mobility and Regulation”

10:45 – 11:00 Representative of the European Commission (DG Market on PQD), Mr Martin Frohn (DE)
11:00 – 11:15
The public interest in professional regulation, Mr Andreas Schwab, MEP (GE)
11:15 – 11:30 The status of the engineer in society and the importance of mobility
Ms Katy Turff (UK)
11:30 – 11:45  Engineering Challenges for a future Europe, Prof. Dr. Fernando Branco (PT)

12.00 Round Table

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch + Networking

Afternoon Session “Delivering Client Value”

14:15 – 14:30 Representative of the European Commission (DG Market), Mr. Jaroslav Kracun (SK)
14:30 – 14:45 Accreditation of Continued Engineering Education, Prof. Dr. José Vieira (PT)
14:45 – 15:00 The Relationship between price and quality of engineering services
, Prof. Dr. Hans Lechner (AT)
15:00 – 15:15 Internationalization of  Engineering Activities
, CivEng NTUA Vassilis Economopoulos (GR)

15.30 Round Table

16.30 Conclusions by the Presidents of ECEC, FEANI and ECCE

17.00 End


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