Welcome Message from the President of the Republic of Macedonia
In 2013 we mark 50 years since the disastrous Skopje Earthquake and with sadness we remember the victims of this immense tragedy. Also, we mark half a century of the European earthquake engineering as an expression of human decisiveness to do all in his power to prevent or reduce the disastrous effects caused by Nature’s fury.As a patron of the International Conference on earthquake engineering “50 Years Skopje Earthquake – 50 Years of European Earthquake Engineering”, I am convinced that solidarity which made Skopje famous remains an inspiration for all of us. It is exactly for this reason that the motto of the Macedonian Chairmanship-in-Office with the South East Europe Cooperation Process is “Solidarity in Action”.
We cannot stop earthquakes. But we can help our citizens, communities and nations to be more prepared. We can strengthen our expert, academic and governmental institutions with the knowledge, capacities and resources necessary for effective and efficient prevention, response and mitigation. We can and we must be ready for the future risks, both predictable and unpredictable, in order to deliver a safer future for our posterity.
I am certain that this important international conference will contribute to finding the needed practical and applicable solutions to the problems related to engineering seismology and earthquake engineering. With that thought, at the end, I wish the participants a warm welcome in the Republic of Macedonia and a successful conference.
Dr. Gjorge Ivanov
Invitation Message by the MAEE and EAEE President
|On behalf of the Organizing Committee, MAEE, I have the pleasure of announcing the SE-50EEE marking 50 years from the Skopje catastrophic earthquake in July 1963. SE-50EEE will be hosted in Skopje from 29.05-31.05.2013.
The common aim of SE-50EEE is to share our experiences and exchange our knowledge of the latest research results and design innovations in the field of earthquake engineering. As such the conference should be of interest to earthquake scientists, engineers, students and all those involved in managing earthquakes.
We hope that you will be able to be part of this event and that we will have the opportunity and pleasure of warmly welcoming your presence.
Prof. Dr. Mihail Garevski