In the year 1964 the Danube - European Conferences on Geotechnical Engineering were founded in Vienna by Austrian Society of Engineers and Architects (ÖIAV) with its branches for Geotechnical Engineering (Member Society of ISSMGE) and Road Engineering (Member Society of PIARC). The aim of these Conferences was to bring together colleagues from East and West along Danube region, from either side of the former “Iron Curtain”. The vision of ÖIAV at that time was at least a mental, cultural, economic and scientific reunification of this region.

Meanwhile, this took place in a newer scope, and now the “Danube-European Conference” comprises more than 20 countries, when – for historical reasons – Russia and Turkey are also included.

As a result of MAG’s progressive and continuous work, during the Danube-European Conference on Geotechnical Engineering (DECGE) held in Vienna in September 2014, it was unanimously decided to allocate the organization of the XVI DECGE in 2018 to Macedonian Association for Geotechnics.