On June 1 and 2 the 65th General Assembly of the European Council of Civil Engineers was held in Antalya, Turkey, hosted by the Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers. During this Assembly, WCCE President Alfonso Gonzalez was unable to attend the ECCE meeting and was represented our Executive Board member, Professor Tügrul Tankut.
This meeting has endorsed the first activities of the new Board elected last October in Athens. This meeting was chaired on interim basis by the Polish engineer Wlodimiercz Sczymczak, due to current responsibilities assumed by President Massimo Mariani in the Italy's Government Committee for Reconstruction of the seismic episodes ocurred by the end of 2016. This meeting has also consolidated initiatives undertaken by the 2014 - 2016 Executive Board as well as new initiatives to make the profession visible naming 2018 European year of Civil Engineering, in which several anniversaries of our professional chambers will take place such as the celebration of the bicentennial of the Institution of Civil Engineers in October with WFEO's and FECIC's 50th anniversary.