Conferences

On this page you will be able to find the conferences that the members of the Educational Committee attended, as well as most of the presentations given by them.

Conferences in 2012

The PROVIP, Promoting Virtual Mobility in Placements project, will focus on the topic of virtual and virtually supported, placements. The main aims of PROVIP project are the further dissemination an exploitation of the guidelines and the training material on how to integrate virtual mobility in international internships.

The project will build on the conclusions and results of the EU-VIP (Enterprise - University Virtual Placements) project, and will run for two years.

EUROEAST is an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project funded by the European Commission and organized by a Partnership of some the most prestigious universities in Europe and these targeted countries from ENPI (European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument) network: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. EUROEAST provides scholarships to nationals of the targeted countries to spend a mobility period in Europe and vice-versa on a wide variety of academic fields at different levels of study.

First edition of the ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education) conference.

ENAEE is the European network which authorises accreditation and quality assurance agencies to award the EUR-ACE® label to accredited engineering degree programmes.

First edition of the ENAEE (European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education) conference.

The theme of the conference was "Towards Implementing Sustainable Manufacturing". The several discussions and presentations held during the conference allowed the sharing of examples of implemented ideas, new models, systems and methodologies already developed for various aspects of sustainability on manufacturing.

This conference gathered professors from all over the world, specially European ones, to discuss the common and possible new strategies for "Attracting more students and educating well-trained engineers". The main aim is to approach the sensible ways to advance on new methods and practices Professor should use on the field of engineering education.

The Attract project examined the recruitment strategies of students to engineering sciences and how the retention of students can be improved at an international European level. This was the final conference of the project where the results were presented and future dissemination and collaborations were discussed.

SEFI is the largest network of institutions of higher engineering education, individuals, associations and companies in Europe.

The SEFI Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for the members of SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education) and all those interested by or involved higher engineering education to exchange views and opinions, to establish new contacts with peers and other higher education stakeholders.

This annual conference aims to stimulate the reflection of all the involved parts about the near future and the sharing of perspectives towards implementation and improvement of innovative actions.

The World Engineering Forum is an event of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations. The main topic for discussion in 2012 was "Sustainable and Energy Efficient Systems", and several professors/researchers and entrepreneurs working on the topic were present.

EUGENE stands for Academic Network EUropean and Global ENgineering Education. The EUGENE project has run for three years during which several people worked towards setting-up and a top-level "discussion & action" forum to monitor and support the continuous evolution of engineering education in Europe. During this conference the outcomes and developments of the project were presented and it was officially closed on the same place it was kicked-off.

The conference aimed to stimulate the involvement of young engineers on the professional sector and on the current society. Taking into account the Iberian panorama on economical environment and market challenges the presentation of successful stories from young engineers during the event contributed to reach its main goal.

The EUGENE Network aims at improving the impact of European Engineering Education on competitiveness, innovation and socio-economic growth in a global context. The propose of the Scientific Meeting was to stimulate the active participation of all EUGENE partners in the project activities, receive feedback on selected topics and prepare a report about the status of EUGENE Lines activities in the perspective of the closing of the project by September 2012.

This event was organised in the context of Science and Technology - European Cooperation in Education and Training 2012. It gathered the coordinators of Erasmus Thematic Networks in the area of Science and Engineering, together with senior members of their networks, to discuss matters of common interest. The Forum presented an opportunity to exchange views, case studies and experiences, and from there, to enabling the dissemination of results trough the participants' TNs partners and scientific circles.

This symposium was a discussion-oriented meeting addressed to all those interested in actively participating in innovation processes in Engineering Education - administrators, students and teachers. The main topics were: Active learning; Problems and project based learning; Assessment of students involved in active learning environments; Accreditation and quality assurance; Impact of world crisis on engineering curricula; Sustainability and attractiveness in engineering education; Examples of innovation and good practice.

Conferences in 2011

EUROCADRES, the Council of European Professional and Managerial Staff is a recognized European Social Partner representing today more than six million Professionals and Managers in the EU.

This final conference "Young Professional and Managerial Staff in the Brave New World of Change" will present the outcomes of the workshops and the project. Around 100 representatives from member organizations took part on the event.

The Flash Week consisted of conferences, summits, flash moment events, tracks, pairing activities, several sessions, welcome receptions, gala dinners and closing ceremonies in 8 days:

  • European Engineering Deans Council
  • SEFI Annual Conference
  • European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes Conference
  • International Federation of Engineering Education Societies Summit (IFES)
  • 3rd International Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education (PAEE)
  • Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions meeting
  • Asociacion Iberoamericana de Instituciones de ensenanza de la Ingenieria Conference

ESTIA-Earth was a programme of the European Commission/Directorate General for Education & Culture / Higher Education. The main objectives are to build up an Erasmus Network, focused to create women-friendly interdisciplinary postgraduate education in Engineering, Computers and Sciences.

The network aims were to increase awareness about gender-bias issues in education, informing and motivating young women, leading women to their educational and career paths and studying the potentials for implementing new interdisciplinary postgraduate curricula.

During this event, more than 1800 engineers, researchers, representatives of business, government and education have met in Geneva. The World Engineers' Convention 2011 (WEC 2011) sought to encourage innovative engineering aimed at solving the problem of global sustainable use of energy.

The goals of the Bologna Process and the Lisbon Strategy appear even more important in the context of the financial crisis, and together with the EU Communication on "New skills for new jobs" are key points for the European Higher Education Area and for industry as well.

As an answer to this process, ECCE (Engineering observatory on Competence based Curricula for job Enhancement) project offers new solutions to improve and ease the collaboration between Higher edu?cation and the Industry.

The EU-VIP (Enterprise-University Virtual Placements) Project brought together 16 partners from 8 different countries. This project analysed the European panorama regarding virtual internship placements. Bede on that analysis some pilot-projects were created in order to allow a better evaluation of needs from all the stakeholders.

This was one of the final meetings of the project.

QUESTE-SI stands for Quality System of Science & Technology Universities for Sustainable Industry. This was one of a series of meetings organized by the group.

The EUGENE Network aims at improving the impact of European Engineering Education on competitiveness, innovation and socio-economic growth in a global context.

FEANI (European Federation of National Engineering Associations) is a federation of professional engineers that unites national engineering associations from 32 European countries.

StartPro is a platform launched by EUROCADRES aiming to create a better bridge between students and their future professional life. StartPro concentrates on three areas: higher education and students, the transitional period between the end of studies and the first job which is often characterised by unemployment and/or precarious jobbing, and the working conditions and quality of graduates? first employment.

Conferences in 2010

The 1st meeting of the Scientific Committee was part of the activities of the EUGENE academic network (EUropean and Global ENgineering Education.

The EU-VIP (Enterprise-University Virtual Placements) Project brought together 16 partners from 8 different countries. This project analysed the European panorama regarding virtual internship placements. Bede on that analysis some pilot-projects were created in order to allow a better evaluation of needs from all the stakeholders.

This was one of the final meetings of the project.

EIT, European Institute of Innovation and Technology, held this conference with the intent to discuss "The role of the EIT in the Education Landscape".