The construction sector suffers from a shortage of qualified labour and a lack of interest from young people. At the same time, construction workers are asked to continuously demonstrate new abilities related to digitalisation, circular economy, energy efficiency and improved occupational health and safety regulations. While these skills are starting to be addressed by public policies, further work is needed to address current and upcoming challenges of the construction sector.

EBC advocates for work-based learning (WBL), the integration of entrepreneurship in Vocational Education and Training (VET) curricula, the better involvement of SME associations and employers’ representatives in the definition of skills and apprenticeship and reinforced efforts to attract young people and women to the sector.

EBC is a member of European Alliance for Apprenticeship (EAfA) to strengthen the supply, quality and image of apprenticeships in the construction sector. Additionally, EBC participates to EU-funded projects under the Erasmus+ program with the ambition to shape the future of skills and VET in the construction sector.


  • Skills: Commission publishes its first Pact for skills Annual Report - - Read more  
  • EUSEW 2023: EBC invited to share the perspective of construction SMEs on the skills gap - - Read more  
  • EU Green Week: EBC discusses electrical and fire safety skills in Fire Safe Europe event - - Read more  
  • Skills: Register to final high-level event of the Erasmus+ initiative Construction Blueprint   - - Read more  
  • Standardisation: Joint EBC, SBS, FIEC and CPE reaction to the IMCO report for a revised Construction Products Regulation - - Read more  
  • Energy efficiency: EBC exchanges with property owners, consumers, and housing representatives - - Read more  
  • Spain: Visit to CNC, Spanish EBC member, in Madrid - - Read more  
  • Skills: EBC addresses the need for reliable data on skill shortage at EHI event - - Read more  
  • Skills: 7th Construction Blueprint for skills partners’ meeting in Paris - - Read more  
  • Research & Innovation: 1st Built4People partnership Stakeholders’ forum - - Read more  
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