Can Europe deliver the qualified engineers it needs for the future?

Engineers Europe Advisory Group: Can Europe deliver the qualified engineers it needs for the future?
Thursday 7 March 2019 | Residence Palace | 17:00 to 20:30

FEANI, Europe's largest Federation of Engineers, representing approximately six million individual engineers, inaugurated the 'Engineers Europe Advisory Group' as part of its corporate strategy on 11 September 2018.

Having established the “Engineers Europe Advisory Group” as a co-operative consortium of various stakeholders (students, academics, professionals, business representatives and policy makers), this first follow-up meeting is organised with The Parliament Magazine and will focus on the work carried since the EEAG creation as well as on the challenges of digital transformation and artificial intelligence.

More in particular the EEAG will focus in the following months on establishing an “European Engineers Monitor” bringing together experts in labour market data collection and analysis as well as experts on educational/occupational profiling, to define what features should be captured in the Monitor and to decide on a permanent survey methodology.

In addition, the EEAG – in accordance with its scope and the initial Letter of Intent –  will aim to provide sector-, regional-, national- and European trends analyses on the needs of the engineering professions and employers in terms of current and future competences. To this end, this follow-up meeting of the EEAG wishes to establish a permanent dialogue with short feedback loops between professionals and the higher education and training sector in view of ultimately developing and implementing new learning and teaching methods.

The engineering profession is evolving fast and the engineer of the future is likely to be more often female and migrant. Engineers will look for work in different sectors and different markets. Digitalisation and artificial intelligence will be omnipresent. Changing demographics may have a strong impact on the supply and demand of engineers. In addition, there are several reasons to rethink the career of the researcher, from training to recruitment, to working conditions, mentoring, mobility, promotion and demotion.

Based on the rich data which the European Engineers Monitor will contain and the permanent survey, Engineers Europe could develop a series of career service facilities for women and man in the engineering profession and their counterparts in industry and the public service.

Our confirmed speakers are:

  • José VIEIRA, President, FEANI
  • Dirk BOCHAR, Secretary General, FEANI 
  • Ekaterina VLADISLAVLEVA, CEO & Chief Data Scientist, DataStories International NV
  • Stefan DEIX, Director, European Council for Automotive R&D – EUCAR
  • Frank HEEMSKERK, Secretary General, European Round Table of Industrialists
  • Julia STÖCKERT, Founder, Skillary GmbH
  • Hans VAN DER LOO, Chairman, Institute for Integrated Economic Research
  • Peter VAN DER HIJDEN, Independent Expert

​The event will be moderated by Cathy Smith.

The above stakeholders together with European policymakers will meet and exchange ideas on these vital topics.

To register your interest, please contact | 0044 207 593 5560 | 0032 2 741 82 14.

This event is supported by FEANI

FEANI is a federation of professional engineers that unites national engineering associations from 33 European Higher Education Area (EHEA) countries. Thus, FEANI represents the interests of approximately six million professional engineers in Europe. FEANI is striving for a single voice for the engineering profession in Europe and wants to affirm and develop the professional identity of engineers.

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Date & time
07/03/2019 16:00:00 - 07/03/2019 19:30:00
Residence Palace