Fostering, through our activities, the essential role of the European Engineer in our society

In the framework of its mission, SEII, spurred on by the members of its Executive Committee and other Committees, organizes regularly various events. In this way, you will have the opportunity to participate in the events decribed below.
Other events are being prepared for the next months. You will be kept informed.

Next events organized by SEII

Jacques Rifflet

Friday 2nd February 2018 - Luncheon-lecture

Professor Emeritus Jacques RIFFLET, who is a usual speaker for our beginning of the year luncheons-lectures, will speak about a matter of great concern : « Le déséquilibre angoissant d’un monde en pleine mutation ». Powder keg of the Near-East, terrorist actions, refugees, North Korea, an American President who is perceived as unpredictable, crisis of the EU with regionalism and Brexit in the background, rise of nationalisms and of far right-wing parties in Europe, shaking of our reference systems, … : we don’t know ‘which way to turn’ any more. Our speaker will uncover their guiding threads and their resulting key issues.



Roland Gillet

Friday 2nd March 2018 - Luncheon-lecture

Roland GILLET, PhD in Economics from UC Louvain, Professor at the Sorbonne and at ULB (Solvay), expert to the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, will give us his answers to the question « Quelles opportunités pour une relance plus soutenable en Europe (après BREXIT, …) » on the basis of a six-point analysis : (1) other prospects than debt financing, (2) incitements to ownership and investments, (3) means of a more courageous politics in Europe, (4) illusions deriving from a too simplified use of modern finances, (5) consequences of the confusion between financing and investment and (6) interest rates, entrepreneurship, human capital, danger of the « cathedrals in the desert », comparison between Europe and United States.



Vignoble de Bordeaux

From the 23rd to the 25 th April 2018 – Wine and Vine trip

The annual trip organized by our Wine and Vine Committee will bring us to one of the Bordeaux areas, the region of the Graves. It’s one of the oldest wine-producing regions of the south-west of France, the expansion of which dates back to the 12th century, with the marriage of Eleonor of Aquitaine with the King of England Henri II Plantagenêt. Five hundreds years later, Montesquieu, baron de la Brède, nicknamed the wine-producing philosopher, became the ambassador of the wines from that region. We’ll have the opportunity to visit four famous Châteaux – « Martic-Lagravière », « Haut-Bailly », « Haut-Selve » and « Carbonnieux » – and to taste their products.



Please find on our page « Archives », the list of our previous events, among which a large number of lecture-lunches and several international conferences ( presentations made during these conferences can be read and downloaded ).

SEII is also present on the European scene, essentially in the fields of engineering education ( higher education and continuing education ), of the recognition of engineers’ qualification and of their mobility and employability. Please find more information about that on our page « Description of our activities », and also a number of articles and reports related to that subject on our page « Articles ».

At last, SEII is in touch with other associations linked with the world of engineering and keeps up with their activities. Insofar as we are able to do it, we try to keep you informed about the events that they organize ( see below ).
Next May 22nd to 25th, 2018, IACEE ( International Association for Continuing Engineering Education ), of which SEII is an institutional member, organizes its 16th World Conference on continuing engineering education at the “Technológico de Monterrey”, Monterrey, Mexico. More information on: