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 Sumarac:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
2. Lecture: 16 September 2015, 5 p.m.
EN 1992 (Eurocode2), Design of concrete structures
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Vladimir Benko, CE, Slovakia
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)