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On March 3rd was held the second SEFI Debate in the premises of the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Nikos Androulakis, from the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. The participants were welcome by an addresses of Mr. Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Vice President of the European Parliament, conveyed by Prof. A. Moropoulou  and of Nikos Androulakis coveyed by Nikolaos Papazoglou.
The event was open by SEFI Vice-President Antonia Moropoulou, who gave an extensive introduction on matters at hand and on the current parties opinion on the matter of skills in the labour market in Europe and beyond. SEFI’s Position was then presented by SEFI President Martin Vigild, offering an overview of both the accomplished work and the collective work still at end to deepen and enrich SEFI’s view on Engineering Skills.
The keynote was delivered  via video by Mrs. Claudia Costin, World Bank Group, Senior Director of the Education Global Practice, followed by a panel of industry representatives composed by Mr. Fokion Tasoulas, Titan Cement Co, Group Engineering & Technology, Executive Director, Mr. Emmanuel Forest, President of European Construction Technology Platform, Vice President of Bouygues Group and Mr. Xavier Fouger, Dassault Systemes, Global Academia Senior Director Programs .
After an exchange of views the discussion was opened with the audience who gladly contributed to the exchange of ideas.
We would like to take this occasion to thank all the participants, speakers and animators of this debate that proved to be yet again a success for SEFI.
A full report is being prepared by our rapporteur Prof. Pieter de Vries.

Presentation  
Pictures of the event

A video recording is under preparation.

PROGRAMME

Inauguration

–    Nikos Androulakis, Hosting MEP Greece (Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the   European Parliament)
–    Address of Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Vice President of the European Parliament, conveyed by Prof. A. Moropoulou
Introductory speech

–    Antonia Moropoulou, National Technical University of Athens, Professor, SEFI Vice President, Technical Chamber of Greece Vice President

SEFI’s position

–    Martin Vigild, Technical University of Denmark, Senior Vice President, SEFI President

Keynote speakers

–    Claudia Costin, World Bank Group, Senior Director of the Education Global Practice
–    Fokion Tasoulas, Titan Cement Co, Group Engineering & Technology, Executive Director
–    Emmanuel Forest, President of European Construction Technology Platform, Vice President of Bouygues Group
–    Xavier Fouger, Dassault Systemes, Global Academia Senior Director Programs

Discussions with the participants

Final words from the SEFI President and goodbye