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News announcement19 June 2023

JRC Conference and Workshop Report: The Eurocodes Balkan Summer School 2021

Due to the high seismicity of the Balkan region, most non-EU countries in the Balkan region are close to formally adopt or have already adopted the European standard EN 1998 “Eurocode 8: Design of structures for earthquake resistance”. This European standard provides the principles for the design of structures for earthquake resistance, being part of the Eurocodes suite (EN 1990- EN 1999).

To enable technical support in the topic, JRC organized the first edition of the JRC Eurocodes Balkan Summer School on the seismic design of concrete buildings, which took place from 5 to 16 July 2021. The main objective of the Eurocodes Balkan Summer School was to assist the training of practitioners (design engineers) in the use of the Eurocodes in their day-to-day practice. The scientific programme consisted of ten half-day sessions of a highly engaging and interactive programme including keynote lectures and lectures with worked examples by the Eurocodes’ drafters, group work on assignments under expert supervision, and an interactive classroom “talk with the expert”. 

The JRC Conference and Workshop report "The Eurocodes Balkan Summer School 2021: sharing knowledge to enhance seismic resilience" presents the scope, programme, conclusions and follow-up of the Summer School. 

Download the report 


Publication date
19 June 2023
Not associated with a specific Eurocode
Not associated with a specific Eurocode