The Academic Congress of Civil Engineering Students (ACCESS) is our most important event of the year, which habitually is held in October. It consists of seven days during which the members of our LCs gather to discuss the future of IACES during the General Assembly of Representatives (GAR). Elections for the new General Board as well as for the LC hosts of the next year’s ACCESS and ICEC take place during this event. Other important decisions and proposals are discussed and voted during the GAR. Besides the GAR, a multitude of activities take place like construction site visits, lectures, workshops or competitions,through which the civil engineering aspect is combined with the pleasant and exciting feeling of discovering a new country and new friends. We maintain our IACES spirit by participating in social activities, the International Night which is a culinary exchange brought by all the LCs present, city tours, trips to special places or landmarks and singing our hymn with pride.