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


24th-27st April 2017
The Wine & Vine Committee proposes an


Le choix de cette région, mondialement célèbre et très vaste, a obligé les organisateurs à prendre des options quelquefois difficiles et souvent inattendues. Tout d'abord, il a bien fallu limiter le territoire visité pour que les déplacements soient, comme à l'habitude, courts et faciles. Les producteurs sélectionnés sont localisés aux alentours proches d'Épernay, capitale du vin de Champagne. Si le succès est là, d'autres parties de la Champagne pourraient être visitées dans les prochaines années. Une difficulté majeure est causée par la renommée même de la région qui entraîne, toute l'année, un afflux considérable de visiteurs internationaux. Il en résulte des niveaux de prix élevés et des disponibilités réduites en hôtels et restaurants. Des recherches ardues et des négociations acrobatiques ont toutefois permis de respecter un budget global proche des autres années.



Umberto Guida

28th April 2017 at 12:00

ATTENTION, the sudden unavailability of the lecturer obliges the SEII to cancel the lunch conference of April 28, 2017

Mr. Umberto GUIDA, Director of Research and Innovation at UITP, will speak about

Hydrogen as Vehicle of Energy for Public Transport

Founded in 1885, UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics / International Association of Public Transport) represents some 1,400 enterprises from 96 countries of the world.

In the framework of an approach to decarbonisation and pollution control of transport, developing electric buses that can run both easily and efficiently constitutes a major challenge in a world where more than 50 % of population live in urban area, with a growth rate of about 2%. This is why UITP has initialized different studies that aim at extending fully-electric solution to the core part of the urban bus network.

Our speaker will explain why, among different sources of energy for public transport by buses, electric propulsion with hydrogen as a vehicle of energy has been selected by UITP as the best solution as regards its economic, environmental and societal feasibility. He will also describe the measures that can be taken to facilitate the market uptake of electric buses in Europe.

Mr. UMBERTO GUIDA is presently Director of Research & Innovation at UITP, an organisation he joined in 2008 and where he has coordinated projects such as EBSF (European Bus System of the Future) and ZeEUS (Zero Emission Urban bus Systems).

He holds an MSc in System Engineering from the University ‘Federico II’ of Naples and has more than 15 years experience in the management of projects funded by various national and international entities and related to different means of transport and to satellite navigation.


Pascal Wets

19th May 2017 at 12:00
Mr. Pascal WETS will present


ou réseaux électriques intelligents, pari inconditionnel sur les énergies renouvelables intermittentes.

M. Pascal Wets y proposera une stratégie pour le futur du système électrique belge. Ingénieur civil de formation avec une longue expérience dans de grands groupes internationaux et PME, a également enseigné dans différentes Universités technologiques à Rennes et Paris.



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 ).