Engineers Ireland visited Brussels on 22 and 23 September for the Kick Off Meeting of the 'Engineers for Europe' (E4E) project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

E4E is an Alliance for Innovation bringing together 13 partners from eight European countries representing the different facets of the engineering profession. The E4E project has three main pillars of institution building, strategic foresight and training to sustain the competitiveness of the engineering profession.

FEANI, the European Federation of National Engineering Associations, is the coordinator of the E4E project and will work with partners in the next 36 months to establish the European Engineering Skills Council, identify future trends and needs in skills and competences for engineers and develop innovative training on transversal skills for the profession.

Engineers Ireland will play a crucial role in:

  • Contributing to the development of the structure and governance of the Skills Council;
  • anticipating skills mismatches for the engineering profession;
  • assessing the landscape of the engineering profession to identify challenges and opportunities;
  • Contributing to the Skills Strategy for the European engineering profession
  • developing the specialised training and delivering it to the target groups

Engineers Ireland will continue to update members on this project in the coming months.