European Future Technology Summit - EFTS 2024

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We. Network. Europe. Young - Technological - Cross-border. Europe needs future. Future needs youth. 

EUREL European Future Technology Summit Brussels

The 3-Day-Event EUREL European Future Technology Summit (EFTS) is addressed to all Young Engineers (Students and Young Professionals) of the EUREL Member Associations. It gives an impression of the work of the European Institutions such as the European Parliament, the European Commission or the Council and serves in particular the opportunity to meet and network with people from other European countries.

This year EUREL focusses on "Strengthening Resilience of European Power and Communication Networks"

Power supply and communication technologies are becoming increasingly interdependent – take smart meters and smart grids, for instance. Digital solutions depend on stable communication connections – which in turn depend on a stable power supply. In times of tense security situations and war, cyber threats and extreme weather events, these interdependencies harbor an entirely new set of risks.

The European Future Technology Summit Brussels 2024 will take place from 2 - 4 September 2024

Insights into the Programme:

  • Guided City Tour Brussels
  • Visit to the Parliament with an exclusive Tour
  • Lectures on the Political Processes in the European Union as well as on Technical and Engineering Topics
  • 2-Day Congress organized for Young Engineers with Workshops 
  • VDE Evening Event: Panel Discussion with Electrical, Electronic and Information Technology Engineers and Politicians and Stakeholder followed by a Get-Together with Drinks and Food 
  • International Networking and Exchange

Important Information: 

  • Attendance Fee amounts 120 Euro. It covers the participation in the EUREL EFTS Brussels, including the accommodation (2 nights including breakfast at a hotel), lunches and dinner
  • Participants must take care of their own travel arrangements
  • Hotel: B&B Brussels Centre Louise, Rue Paul Spaak 15 - 1000 Brussels
  • Location Workshops: CEN CENELEC, Rue de la Science 23 - 1040 Brussels
  • Location VDE Summer Reception (Evening Event): TownHall Europe, Square de Meeûs 5 - 1000 Brussels 
  • Deadline for Registration: 28.06.2024 

Would you like to know what the EFTS looks like? Then take a look at our review from 2023. 

Previous EFTS - EUREL




We. Network. Europe. Young - Technological - Cross-border. Europe needs future. Future needs youth. Young people under 30 years today will play a key role in shaping the future of Europe. 

Young people under 30 years today will play a key role in shaping the future of Europe. This is why EUREL, as the European umbrella organization for engineers in electrical engineering, electronics and information technology, and its members led by VDE from Germany want to establish cross-border networks between students and young professionals and open options for action for them. We want to establish the framework for stability in Europe. 

With the 1st European Future Technology Summit (EFTS) in Brussels in early September 2023, EUREL has precisely made these issues the focus of a three-day workshop. 40 students and young professionals from EUREL member countries met in the heart of European politics to discuss key topics from the fields of AI, cyber security and digital with experts from academia, research, and politics at the premises of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

Workshops - European Future Technology Summit (EFTS)

  • Artificial Intelligence - Digital Trust - EU AI Act
  • AI, intelligence and deepfakes
  • Trust in AI – Quality & Testing of AI
  • AI will run Mobility, Industry 4.0, and Energy Sector

VDE Summer Reception Brussels - Social highlight of the European Future Technology Summit 2023

Embedded in the EFTS, the traditional VDE Summer Reception Brussels took place at the Bavarian State Representation to the European Union in Brussels. The theme of the Summer Reception was aligned with the EFTS: AI and Trust in the Digital Space. The VDE Summer Reception was booked to capacity with 250 international guests, and so Dr Hans Michael Strepp (Head of Office at the Bavarian State Ministry for Digital Affairs) opened the evening event in front of full rows of chairs. Other keynote speakers like Prof. Dr Kristina Sinemus (Hessian Minister for Digital Strategy and Development), Axel Voss (Member of the European Parliament and Digital Policy Spokesman of the EPP Group) as well as VDE President Alf Henryk Wulf and Dr Sebastian Hallensleben (VDE Head of Artificial Intelligence & Digital Trust Department) were presented. 

You can read more and find some impressions about the European Future Technology Summit 2023 website.