CPD Lectures

With the increasing globalization and further integration of EU internal market, the demand for mobile qualified personnel is increasing rapidly. This is particularly true for engineers who are key contributors to innovation and economic growth. Large corporations and SMEs are operating across borders and engineering service providers are becoming more and more involved in international projects. These factors – together with the imbalances in the availability of engineering skills across Europe – amplify the demand for engineers who can be deployed across EU member states.

With the recent amendment to the Professional Qualifications Directive (2013/55/EU), the EU has taken a significant step towards the reduction of mobility barriers. Nonetheless, more needs to be done to effectively facilitate the cross-border mobility of regulated professions while improving the functioning of the internal market.

In that view, the ECEC on its 10th General Assembly meeting, held on 12 October 2013 in Athens, accepted an action plan of ECEC on Continual professional development (CPD) and established a new ECEC Working Group on CPD. The main idea is that CPD  systems for all European Chartered Engineers are implemented by national chambers of engineers. At the 11th ECEC General Assembly meeting held on 19 November 2014 in Brussels a pilot project with a plan of lectures for 2015 was adopted. The plan is shown in the table below.

Organizational and legal responsibility for this pilot-project lies with the Serbian national chamber. The contact person is the Chairman of the WG CPD, Prof. Dr. Dragoslav

1. Lecture: 15 May 2015, 11.00 am - 2.15 pm 

EN 1990, Basis of structural design

EN 1991 (Eurocode 1), Actions on structures

Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Höffer, CE, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Place: webinar


2. Lecture: 16 September 2015, 5 p.m.

EN 1992 (Eurocode2), Design of concrete structures

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Vladimir Benko, CE, Slovakia

Place: webinar




3. Lecture: 28 January 2016, 4 p.m. GMT +01

Legal acts on digital signature in member countries and the experiences of the profession



Dr. Herbert Döller (Austria)

Martina Righetti (Italy)

Dimce Atanasovski (Macedonia)

Biljana Scepanovic, Ph.D.Civ.Eng. (Montenegro)

Dragoslav Sumarac, Ph.D.Civ.Eng. (Serbia)




4. Lecture: 15 September 2016, 5 p.m.

Implementation of the BIM technology in the construction industry


Veljko Janjić - CEO & Co-Founder of Bexel Consulting, member of Stanford University’s CIFE Technical Advisory Committee, member of the EFCA Task Force on BIM group and member of the Executive Committee of BIM Slovenia;

Hrvoje Šolman - CEO of Arctis d.o.o. Croatia, project manager for designing and managing complex Facility Management & Information Technology solution projects

Mirko Jurčević - Technical director of Intelika Ltd. Croatia, technical expert for the building information technology industry.



5. Lecture: first quarter of 2017

Lecture on CTP

Lecturer: Klaus Thürriedl, Cornelia Hammerschlag


6. Lecture: second quarter of 2017

Lecture on energy efficiency of buildings

Lecturer: Helmut Krames, e+e Consult, Trier, Germany


7. Lecture: fourth quarter of 2017

Sequel of the lectures on Eurocodes (Eurocodes 3,4 and 5)

Lecturer: tba

CPD Guidelines
  • Working group of CPD of ECEC should suggest topics and lecturers for the next year to ExBO one month before GAM. ExBO should consider the proposals and submit a final version of the annual CPD to GAM for adoption.
  • Number of lectures should be minimum four and maximum six per year. Topics should be relevant, with the right choice of lecturers, eminent experts in their fields.
  • In accordance with the conclusion adopted on ExBO total fee to be paid to lecturer for a single lecture should not exceed the sum of 1,500 Euros VAT excluded. In addition to the lecturer’s fee, in the total cost of the lecture should be calculated costs of transport and accommodation for lecturers. National chambers contribute to defraying this costs in equal shares.
  • Abstract with enclosed CV should be sent to national chamber which maintains a lecture at least a month before the lecture is scheduled. All materials and lecture itself should be in English.
  • Power Point presentation in English language should be sent to national chamber which maintains a lecture at least two weeks before lecture is scheduled in order that national chamber which maintains a lecture can distribute it to all member chambers.
  • Lecturer is obliged (by signed contract) to compose Test of five questions for participants of the lecture, that chambers with obligatory CPD can assign points. The test is to be completed by the end of the lecture. The test results do not determine whether an individual receives points.
  • To announce a lecture on its website one month in advance.
  • Creating a system for the registration of participants on the Internet site or in any other appropriate manner.
  • If the chamber has adopted scoring system, in accordance with its rules, determines the number of points that will be assigned to participants.
  • To organize halls with all necessary equipments needed for webinar maintenance. Required equipment includes a video projector, sound system with microphones, fast and reliable Internet link.
  • Webinar for up to 25 simultaneous access using GoToMeeting software. Lectures are held in halls that are equipped with the necessary technical equipment and Internet access. There is a possibility of direct interaction of all participants with the lecturer.
  • Webinar with 1,000 simultaneous participants using software GoToWebinar. Users can follow the lecture from their computers, mobile devices and tablets. This system gives the participants an opportunity to ask questions via live chat options. The advantage is that each participant can follow lecture from his home, work or anywhere else.
  • The proposal of introducing CPD Academy presented by the IZS.