EBC, FIEC and EFBWW are organising the final high-level event of the Erasmus+ Construction Blueprint for Skills project, coming to its end in March end after four years of intense work, in collaboration with the whole partnership. The project gathers 24 partners Europe-wise under the lead of the Fundación Laboral de la Construcción, the Spanish institute for training in construction, with the aim of developing a new strategy for professional qualifications in the construction sector.
The construction sector is one of the most challenging in terms of skills shortages and the ambition of the Construction Blueprint project is to contribute to the upskilling and reskilling efforts by establishing a roadmap for professional qualifications in construction, improving and updating training curricula and addressing the existing mismatch between skills needed by the companies and the programs offered by training centres.
During the event, titled “A new sectoral strategic approach to cooperate on skills in the Construction industry“, the main findings of the project will be presented and three roundtables will address the challenges and opportunities regarding skills for digital construction, energy efficiency, and circular economy in the construction sector, notably in the context of the EU Green Deal and the Renovation Wave. In addition to that, a specific session will be devoted to the Pact for Skills in construction. The full provisional agenda is available here.
The Construction Blueprint final event happens timely considering the announcement by President von der Leyen of 2023 as the European Year of Skills. For thisreason, the programme already counts with the participation of Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit and MEP Ciaran Cuffe (Greens, Ireland), among others.
The event will take place on Wednesday 22 February, from 09.30 to 13.00, at the Residence Palace in Brussels, both in presence and online, with interpretation in English, French and Spanish.
Remotely or in Brussels, join us to discuss the strategic importance of having the right skills in the construction sector to deliver on the ambitions of the European Union!