5th Presidents’ meeting of the European Engineering Organizations


 

Summary Report

WFEO President Eng Adel Al Kharafi invited the European Engineering Organizations to hold their 5th Presidents meeting on 19 September 2012 in Ljubljana, Slovenia on the occasion of the WFEO executive council meetings and World Engineering Forum.

Some 40 fellow engineers including Presidents of leading European Engineering Organizations such as:

  • The European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE),
  • The European Council of Engineers’ Chambers (ECEC),
  • The European Federation of Engineering Associations (FEANI),
  • and officers and some standing committee chairs from the World Federation of Engineering Organizations

 
Observers included representatives of other international and national organizations such as:

  • The American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES),
  • The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE),
  • The Brazilian Federal Council of Engineering, Architecture & Agronomics (CONFEA),
  • The Brazilian Federation of Engineering Associations (FEBRAE),
  • The China Association for Science and Technology (CAST),
  • The Federation of African Engineering Organizations (FAEO),
  • The Japan Federation of Engineering Societies (JFES) and others.

 
The Presentations by the European Organizations were focused on the following:

  • Engineering Profession and Education,
  • Professional Recognition and Mobility,
  • Public Procurement,
  • Construction Sector facing the financial crisis,
  • Engineering Education & Training to meet the high level requirements of acting as professional engineers.

 
Very interesting presentations of the above topics were made that were followed by highly interesting discussions and analyses.

It was agreed that cooperation mechanisms should be established between WFEO and the European Engineering Organizations to study potential cooperation and exchange of information and best practices to promote Engineering for Sustainable Development worldwide.




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