Engineers Europe Advisory Group

Engineers Europe Advisory Group

Date: 
11 September 2018
Host organisation: 
FEANI
Country: 
EU
City & meeting location: 
Brussels
Short summary: 

On September 11, 2018, the EU STEM Coalition became an official member of the Engineers Europe Advisory Group (EEAG). EEAG is an initiative of FEANI, the largest European Federation of Engineers (1951) with membership in 34 countries, representing approximately 6 million individual engineers. Through the EEAG, FEANI aims to harmonize the voice of Engineers in Europe. 

Objective of the meeting: 

The meeting presented and formally launched the Engineers Europe Advisory Group (EEAG). Each participating organisation signed a Letter of Intent. 

Description: 

The Engineers Europe Advisory Group (EEAG) aims to harmonize the voice of engineers in Europe. Overall, the project wishes to:

 

  • Identify barriers or obstacles faced by the engineering profession (such as bridging the skills gap, promoting STEM and vocational training)
  • Advise the EU Institutions (Commission, Parliamentary Committees) on the future of work and to support future European industrial competitiveness, also in view of the challenges of an ageing workforce;
  • Support higher education institutions, businesses and our national professional organisations in their internationalisation and modernisation efforts.

 

As key-actors in the STEM education chain, national STEM platforms directly contribute to the supply and quality of new engineers. From this perspective the EU STEM Coalition aims to contribute to education-related objectives of EEAG, as well as improve and upscale the existing cooperation with national engineering associations in STEM promotion activities and the development of national STEM strategies (e.g. Technology Pact).

 

Mrs. Beatrice Boots, chairwoman of the Steering Committee of the EU STEM Coalition signed the letter of intent on behalf of the EU STEM Coalition.

Next steps: 

Several follow-up meetings of EEAG have been scheduled for the coming months.

QUICK: publications

Communication on Achieving the European Education Area by 2025
Source / author:
European Commission
Publication date:
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Publication type:
Policy and strategy
Country:
EU

The Communication on the European Education Area outlines how cooperation can further enrich the quality, inclusiveness and digital and green dimension of Member State education systems. It shows how together, Member States can shape a European Education Area based on freedom for learners and teachers to learn and work across the continent and for institutions to freely associate with one another in Europe and beyond.

 

The EU STEM Coalition was included in the objectives of the Communication. For more information and the full text, please see the link above.