Daily Archives: 15 June 2019

Professional And Educational Activities Committee (PEAC)




PEAC’s mission is to coordinate educational activities programs in Region 8 including pre-university, university-level and continuing education, and to promote the public awareness of IEEE educational programs and resources for educators, engineering professionals, parents, students, IEEE volunteers and members, and the public. To serve as contact point for Region 8 Educational Activities and Professional Activities officers and members. To incurage and support local IEEE organizational units to organize professional and educational seminars and workshops in Region 8 and to train local tutors for these activities. To promote the development of non-technical skills programs in order to meet the ever-changing landscape of modern education, as well as the changing needs of engineering students and professionals.

Andrejs Romanovs

Conrad Attard
(Malta) Past Chair

Ana Margarida Trigo

Filippo Sanfilippo

Dalius Navakauskas
Mistura Muibi-Tijani
Natalia Piaseczna

Hadi Kanaan

Pre-University Activities Works Committee aims to encourage pre-university students to follow Engineering. In order to do that PUWC has a variety of programs and contest in order to:

  • Inform pre-university student parents about the Engineering way of thinking and its role in society
  • Encourage the technological literacy of pre-university students
  • Support Educators in implementing tryengineering.org lesson plans
  • Help pre-university students develop essential non-technical skills







The objective of this committee, working under the tutelage of the Professional and Educational Activities Sub-Committee is to support Student members in their path to develop their non-technical and technical skills and to spread and encourage the creation of education-driven university activities by IEEE volunteers on Region 8, such as :

  • Online Educational University-level resources
  • Peer-aided engineering study groups
  • Student-papers publications development
  • University educational-activities news spreading
  • Entrepreneurship Week




Continuing Educational Activities Works Committee aims to support IEEE members to their professional life by providing resources and programs that help them develop both their technical and non-technical skills.
Such programs are the PEA Speakers Program and the Entrepreneurship Week, IEEE’s eLearning Library and Technical English programs and many more.




Entrepreneurship Week Description





The IEEE Region 8 Entrepreneurship Initiative is an initiative started in 2018 and led by the IEEE Region 8 Young Professionals team aimed at the segment of existing and potential members that habit the Entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The end goal of this Initiative is three-folded: to strengthen the knowledge of our young entrepreneurs by providing them mentorship, boosting their network by putting them in contact with the relevant stakeholders, and getting them global exposure by sponsoring their participation in Summits and other Entrepreneurship events of the kind.


We believe that IEEE encompasses a unique strength in this domain with the technical foundations of the organization and the ability to shape the entrepreneurship endeavor innovative and impactful.


IEEE Region 8 Entrepreneurship Week is a program supported by IEEE Region 8 Young Professionals, IEEE Region 8 Professional and Educational Activities subcommittee, and IEEE Region 8 Action for Industry where the selected Entrepreneurship ambassadors are encouraged to organize a free-form event of the entrepreneurship spirit that also incorporates pitching competition for the teams with innovations, startups and capable teams with creative intentions in general.


Those events should be held during the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week. The “Global Entrepreneurship Week is a collection of tens of thousands of events, activities, and competitions each November that inspire millions to explore their potential as an entrepreneur while fostering connections and increasing collaboration within their ecosystems. In total, it is estimated to gather 10 million people, 35,000 events in 170+ countries.”


The nature of each local event, the topics, the speakers and the agenda are tailored by the Entrepreneurship ambassadors.

Ambassador needs to work with IEEE Student Branches, Young Professional Affinity Groups, or parts of sections such as Professional Activities, society chapters, or more. Bear in mind that this could also be a good source for part of the event organization funding.














PEA Speakers Program Description







PEA Speakers program is a platform through which distinguished and experienced professionals can share their valuable knowledge in PEAC’s fields of interest to IEEE Region 8 members and help them by providing guidance on developing useful skills for their professional life.


The program contains two tiers of Speaker profiles: Distinguished Speakers and Experienced Speakers.

Distinguished Speakers –

These speakers are international thought leaders from academia, industry, and government and will be available primarily to present face-to-face sessions if requested by IEEE Region 8 OUs. Region 8 PEAsC funds the travel of these individuals to OU events and the OU is expected to cover local costs.