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14.10.2015

EBC supports the involvement of more women and young people in construction

Yesterday evening the European Builders Confederation (EBC) celebrated its 25 year anniversary with a photo exhibition and a dinner in the European Parliament on involving women and young people to make construction SMEs more inclusive.

The exhibition and the dinner were co-hosted by four MEPs: Anne Sander, Sofia Ribeiro, Catherine Stihler and Silvia Costa. The Employment Minister of Luxembourg – currently holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU – Nicolas Schmit and DG JUST Director for Equality Salla Saastamoinen were the keynote speakers of the dinner.

The exhibition featured photos depicting the passions, the efforts and the stories of young people and women working in construction trades. It shows how they got involved in the sector and what their take on the future is.

On this occasion DG GROW also held the award ceremony for the winners of the European video competition “Build Europe with us” in cooperation with EBC. The competition was launched to encourage young talent to join the construction sector.