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DG Enterprise and industry

Information on future needs for skills and competences in the EU construction sector

Renewable energy in Buildings

The Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources establishes a common framework for the use of energy from renewable sources in the EU.

Europe 2020

Information on the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy.

Energy Performance of Buildings

Information page on the developments of energy efficiency in buildings in the EU

| How to use | Templates

The two key deliverables about the national status-quo analysis as well as the national roadmap are elaborated on a common template to foster comparability of reports and results.


| How to use | BUILD UP SKILLS logo.

All BUILD Up Skills projects use the same common logo. It exists in two formats (vertical and horizontal).

In addition to a reference that this project is supported by the IEE programme, projects have to display the following legal disclaimer on any written information produced for your project or event.




The Library offers a collection of relevant existing policies and initiatives at EU level, relevant publications and studies available on the topics related to BUILD Up Skills from the identification of skills needed for the challenge of achieving nearly zero-energy buildings, statistics of the sector and of key Intelligent Energy Europe projects as well as national good practices.

The Library is structured into different sections according to the topic of BUILD UP Skills and includes further a section for the national teams on how to use the logos and templates.


Calendar of events in Europe

The calendar of event informs about activities within the BUILD UP Skills Initiative as well as about events related to the Initiative.

In each participating country a series of meetings with stakeholders will take place until the end of 2013. These meetings are part of the national qualification platforms. Furthermore representatives of all national projects meet twice a year to exchange know-how and findings.

Click a country from the right to view events of this country or click directly one the listed events.


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BUILD UP Skills is an EU Initiative to improve the qualification and skills of Europe's building workers which are essential to build, equip and renovate buildings of high energy performance. The Initiative focuses on continuing education of craftsmen and other on-site building workers. It contributes to a competitive and resource-efficient Europe.

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Barriers to the training of building workers from various crafts will be identified. The need for improved skills to ensure significant energy savings in buildings will be quantified and priority measures for the up-skill of on-site construction workers will be established.