"4 March is anchored in the Swiss population as Engineers' Day and World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development and promotes the excellent image of the engineering professions, the next generation of engineers and a broad discussion about the sustainable development of the world and society. Across Switzerland and decentrally, projects and events on engineering topics take place at all universities, companies, schools as well as objects on 4 March."
Mission - Statement
"Engineers are capable of making an important contribution to lead our society positively into the future. As personalities who deal with the topics of technology, nature and society on a daily basis, they create well-founded solutions that interact with each other.
On 4 March, this concern will be broadly presented and discussed in public. We want to motivate and empower all engineers to position themselves in public with pride and as role models with their person and the performance they provide for society, day after day, in every conceivable situation and especially on every 4th March."
Day of the engineers * Engineer's Day
Basic idea of the Day of the Engineers: Promotion of junior engineers and visualization of the outstanding achievements of the engineers in public.
Reason: Engineers are capable of making an important contribution to leading our society forward in the future.
As personalities, who deal daily with the topics technology, nature and society, they can create well-founded solutions, which interact with each other.
The complexity of the interaction is steadily increasing, which is why more and more engineers are needed to overcome these challenges.
An effective and active instrument for directly promoting young talent is the comprehensive and regular visualization of the engineers as personalities and the communication of their achievements.
Every engineer and every engineer must and can be proud of their own performance. Due to the positive attitude to the profession and the awareness of the personal contribution that the engineers make to society and the economy, this will be transferred to the perception of the population and to the next generation. The day of engineers proactively promotes this awareness and perception.
Engineers should understand their performance on the impact and benefit, not the explanation of the problem!
Visualization of the outstanding achievements
The increased perception of engineers in society also enhances the benefits that engineers provide daily and their benefits.
Measure: All engineers identify themselves on important occasions with a light blue accessory (positive element, fitting to the person) and thereby publicly acknowledge that they belong to this important occupational category.
On March 15 of each year, on the day of engineers, engineers take time to actively introduce to society the profession. The choice of action is left to the creativity of the individual or of the forming groups (companies, alumni, associations, students, etc.).
Engineers are proud of their performance and show it too.
On the day of the engineers, companies and educational institutions are invited to give their employees and students time to get involved in the profession and the promotion of young talent.
The idea lives from the fact that every engineer speaks with pride about the profession and the performance and thus amplifies the effect and multiplies it in public.
Who initiated the day of engineers?
The day of engineers was launched on March 15, 2018 by Daniel Löhr (civil engineer FH / STV) and Christian Vils (electrical engineer FH / STV). The day of engineers turns into a nationwide event in Switzerland every year. On this day, society should honor the achievements of the engineers who enable us to lead a carefree life.
World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development
At the end of 2019, UNESCO declared March 4th of each year the World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development. At the end of June 2020 we had a meeting with the managing directors of the major Swiss engineering associations (SIA, USIC, Swiss Engineering STV, SVIN, IngCH, SATW) on Engineers’ Day (day of engineers). The participants have agreed that Engineers’ Day should be celebrated in conjunction with the UNESCO World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development. The concept of Engineers ’Day with many decentralized events throughout Switzerland and an anchor event with top representatives from politics, associations and companies is to be retained.
If the idea of Engineers' Day inspires you, spread the word!
If you have any suggestions, requests or suggestions for improvement, tell Christian and Daniel!