Welcome Message

The Third European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology will be organized in Bucharest in the period 4-9 September, 2022. 

The Romanian Association for Earthquake Engineering, with the support of Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest (UTCB) and National Institute for Earth Physics (INFP), will organize with commitment and motivation the Third European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (3ECEES), in 2022 in Bucharest, Romania.

Through Bucharest 3ECEES, we are fully motivated and committed to promote the values of earthquake engineering and seismology for the benefit of human kind, to boost the European cooperation in these fields, to push the frontiers of knowledge and to equip the decision makers and building officials with the roadmap for the years to come aiming at seismic risk reduction and enhanced societal resilience.

We, hereby, declare that we will do our best to make sure that the 3ECEES will be properly organized in 2022 by Romania and will be an outstanding scientific event fully adhering to the highest standards of quality set up by both EAEE and ESC.

We will be delighted to welcome you all in our wonderful country!

Important Notice

The Local Organizing Committee and International Organizing Committee are optimistic that the 3ECEES will be an in-person event, as we are extremely confident that you are very keen to attend the conference in Bucharest in early September of 2022. However, if the pandemic situation will impose travel restrictions or exposure limitations, the Local Organizing Committee will do its best to offer to those hindered to attend in person the possibility to participate online, transforming the 3ECEES into a hybrid scientific event.




Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest (UTCB) is a Romanian higher education institution entirely devoted to education in civil engineering and related fields (such as building services, construction machines and equipment, environmental engineering, geodesy). In UTCB the research work is carried out by the teaching staff and by a limited number of research employees, with the involvement of postgraduate and doctoral students.

UTCB academic staff has a long-standing experience in the fields of earthquake & structural engineering and engineering seismology. UTCB was instrumental in the development and implementation of JICA Technical Cooperation Project for Seismic Risk Reduction of Buildings and Structures in Romania (2002-2008) within which the seismic risk assessment and seismic retrofitting of buildings and structures were core research topic.

UTCB is member of International Platform for Reducing Earthquake Disaster (UNESCO-IPRED) established by UNESCO in close cooperation with Building Research Institute (BRI) of Japan, for collaborative research, training and education regarding seismology and earthquake engineering.

The National Institute for Earth Physics (INFP) was established in 1977, as the Center for Earth Physics, and was reorganised in the present form in 1996. It is under the coordination of the Romanian Ministry of Research and Innovation. The major directions of INFP activity as delineated by the strategic plan are:
  • Monitoring seismic activity in Romania
  • Fundamental and applicative research regarding seismotectonic, seismic source, seismic tomography, engineering seismology
  • Elaboration of standards in the field of seismic zonation and microzonation of the dense populated areas
  • Site studies for critical infrastructures
  • Development of real-time seismic warning systems
  • Earthquake forecast based on geophysical and geodesic precursors
  • Implementation and valorisation of research in the benefit of society

Research infrastructure

  • Romanian Seismic Network – 135 seismic stations
  • GPS/GNSS Network – 31 GPS/GNSS stations

Command and data center:

  • regional multi-disciplinary observatories 2 seismic and infrasound arrays
  • participating to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) monitoring activities
  • member of the MEMFIS and INFREP networks (electromagnetic and infrasound monitoring), with sensors

About Romania

Romania is a sovereign state located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, member of the European Union. It is bordered by the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,397 square kilometers , making it the twelfth-largest in Europe. It has an overall temperate-continental climate with some Oceanic, Mediterranean, and even Scandinavian – Baltic seasonal influences.