President of Honour Rudolf Kolbe received the medal of honor from ECEC

Director General of CEPLIS Dr. Theodoros Koutroubas, Honorary President Rudolf Kolbe, ECEC President Klaus Thürrield Dipl-Ing.

On Monday, May 6th, ECEC held its General Assembly at the premises of CEPLIS. It was a very successful event with the central topic being the ECEC Manifesto for the upcoming European elections. This manifesto calls upon the European Parliament to ensure the quality, security, and future of civil engineers within the European Union. The reports on the ECEC survey were also discussed. Based on the results, ECEC will now adapt its advocacy strategy to create a more individual approach for each country.

During the General Assembly Meeting (GAM), ECEC introduced its new Junior Policy Advisor, Alexandre De Blauwe, to the entire organization. He will be responsible for representing ECEC within Brussels.

In the evening event at the Cercle Gaulois Artistique et Littéraire, ECEC President Klaus Thürriedl, along with Secretary-General Juan Blanco Lino, Vice-President Dr. Ing. Hubertus Brauer, Vice-President Nina Dražin Lovrec, and Vice-President Roberto Orvieto Dr. Eng. P.E., presented the central points of the ECEC manifesto. During the evening event the President Honour of CEPLIS, Mr. Rudolf Kolbe, was given the the Medal of Honor by President Klaus Thürriedl. This recognition was for his contributions within the field of chartered engineers within the institutions of the European Union and his work at the European Economic and Social Committee within the liberal professions category.

President Klaus Thürriedl, who is also a member of our Executive Board, made a point in underlining CEPLIS’ work for the promotion of the very many common goals between our two organisations.