The role of education for Civil Engineers in the implementation of the SDGs: Proceedings of the 1st Joint Conference of EUCEET and AECEF


Nicolaos Theodossiou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki :: Faculty of Civil Engineering
Alfredo Soeiro
Universidade do Porto :: Faculdade de Engenharia
Linas Juknevicius
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Diego Carlo Lo Presti
University of Pisa


In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – “a plan for people, planet and prosperity”, which includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that service as a roadmap for the national and  international policies that should be implemented to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Society, Economy and Environment are recognized as the three pillars for sustainable development. After several attempts to identify and agree upon a global policy for a sustainable future, it is time for implementation. It is time now for global Engineers to get involved in order to bring results in the direction of the implementation of the SDGs.

The two European Civil Engineering associations, the European Civil Engineering Education and Training Association (EUCEET) and the Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties (AECEF), joined their forces to investigate the very important issue of “The role of education for Civil Engineers in the implementation of the SDGs”. The topics of the conference are related, but not limited, to the following SDGs:

  • SDG4 - Quality education
  • SDG6 - Clean water and sanitation
  • SDG7 - Affordable and clean energy
  • SDG8 – Decent work and economic growth
  • SDG9 – Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • SDG11 – Sustainable cities and communities
  • SDG13 – Climate action
  • SDG14 – Life below water
  • SDG15 – Life on land
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10 January 2022


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