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21/11/2013THIRD NATIONAL COUNSELLING AND THIRD MEETING OF NATIONAL QUALIFICATION PLATFORMOpatija, Croatia

On November 21 and 22, 2013, the last in the series of the national counselling within CROSKILLS project was being held in Opatija. The Third National Counselling and the Third National Qualification Platform meeting aimed at an interactive discussion about the adoption and endorsement of the National Roadmap document, i.e. at its practical application and operationalization.

The gathering was opened by Ms Nada Marđetko Škoro, Head of EE Sector within the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning. She pointed out the importance of synergy among professional associations, state bodies, local and regional government units, the representatives of the professional chambers and the VET sector for the purpose of a common definition of the National Roadmap and implementing the National Qualification Platform. The importance of highly skilled workers and fitters that are to be able to perform works on EE refurbishment of buildings was in turn pointed out by the Mayor of Opatija, Mr  Zdenko Tupanjac and the Deputy Region Prefect of the Primorsko-goranska County, Mr Petar Mamula. Ms  Sonja Crnković Pozaić, Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Labour and Pension System deckared that the project had identified all the vocations needed for the EE refurbishnebt of buildings and it could serve as an exceptional example of bringing other vocations into  conformity with the labour market demands.

Under the auspices of the Tenant Association Coordination of the Republic of Croatia, on the other day of the conference, the participants were taken for a tour around the EE refurbishment sites in Rijeka.

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21/11/2013Invitation to the THIRD NATIONAL COUNSELLING AND THIRD MEETING OF NATIONAL QUALIFICATION PLATFORMOpatija, hotel Bristol, Croatia

Based on the results of the previous two National Counselling and numerous direct consultations with sectoral focus groups, the final version of the National Roadmap For a Lifelong Education of Construction Workers In the Field of Energy Efficiency and RES has been completed. There are still some ongoing consultations with the key stakeholders for the purpose of the formal endorsement of the document.

We would like to remind of the fact that the Roadmap represents the basis for a lifelong education of construction workers in the field of EE and for the market evaluation of the skilled labour force and the workers thus contribute to attaining of the national EE objectives. We are therefore pleased to invite you to the third National Counselling on the Education of Construction Workers in the Field of EE that is to take place on November 21 and 22, 2013 at Hotel Bristol in Opatija.

This is the last counselling in a series of them within the CROSKILLS project and it is to deal with an interactive discussion on the formal acceptance (endorsement) of the National Roadmap document and its practical implementation, i.e. rendering it operational.


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04/07/20132nd National CounsellingTuheljske toplice, Croatia

2nd National Counselling and Meeting of National Qualification Platform Concerning Lifelong Training of Construction Workers in Field of Energy Efficiency

Within CROSKILLS project, on July 4 and July 5, 2013, the 2nd National Counselling and Meeting of National Qualification Platform concerning lifelong training of construction workers in the field of energy efficiency were being held at Tuhelj spa. The attendants were firstly greeted and addressed by Professor Ivana Banjad Pečur, PhD, Head of the Department of Materials of the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Zagreb. She in turn presented the first draft of the National Roadmap concerning lifelong training of construction workers in the field of energy efficiency.

A large number of stakeholders have taken part in the process of making the National Roadmap so that the future implementation of the Roadmap could provide for needs of all the relevant sectors. At this key moment in the process of making the Roadmap, the agenda of the 2nd National Counselling comprised in the mutual action-planning of the Roadmap. The active participation of the attendants thus resulted in a series of suggestions and comments aimed at providing a high quality workout of the Roadmap. Further activities were announced as well. 

 

    


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04/07/2013Consultative meetings with sector focus groupsZagreb, Rijeka, Croatia

Within the CROSKILLS project, there was a series of consultations with the sector focus groups; namely, there were 5 meetings with Focus Groups (FG) and they are listed chronologically:

  • FG Financial institutions; Expert associations of building maintenance and energetics – Zagreb, April 19, 2013.
  • FG Construction sector – companies, crafts and professional associations– Zagreb, April 22 and April 30, 2013
  • FG Public administration bodies and public institutions in energetics and construction – Zagreb, April 25, 2013
  • FG Education sector – Rijeka, May 3, 2013

The FG stakeholders contributed the proposals for the draft of tge National Roadmap for the lifelong education of construction workers in the field of EE.

 

   


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04/07/2013INVITATION FOR THE SECOND NATIONAL COUNSELLING AND THE SECOND NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE NATIONAL QUALIFICATION PLATFORMHotel WELL, Terme Tuhelj, Croatia

Based on the conclusions and the results of the First National Counselling and the First National Conference of the National Qualification Platform within the CROSKILLS project, there was a series of consultations with the sector focus groups in the course of May and June. The objective of the consultations was to collect proposals for the draft of the National Roadmap as to the lifelong education of construction workers in the field of EE. The consultative meetings were attended and moderated by the National Qualification Platform members and other relevant stakeholders from the public and the economy sectors.

There have been a number of stakeholders involved in the process of setting up the National Roadmap in order for the National Roadmap to comply with the needs of all the relevant sectors. The Second National Counseling has been envisaged as a synergic action planning of the implementation of the Roadmap that is in turn to provide the base for the lifelong education of construction workers in the field of EE and for the market evaluation of the educated labour force.


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16/05/20134th Zagreb Energy WeekZagreb, Croatia

Within the 4th Zagreb Energy Week event,  the Energy Refurbishment and the European Projects workshop was held at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Zagreb on May 16, 2013.
Besides Professor Ljubomir Miščević who moderated the workshop, there were, among others, the lecturers from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Faculty of Architecture and the representatives of the Municipal Government Offices of the City of Zagreb, professional associations, students' associations and companies. The CROSKILLS project – Training of workers in Energy Efficiency (Build Up Skills-Intelligent Energy Europe Program for Croatia) was presented at the workshop.

 Participants:Ivana Banjad Pečur, Bojan Milovanović, Ivana Carević


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09/05/2013 13th CROATIAN CONFERENCE ON QUALITY AND 4TH SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY OF THE CROATIAN SOCIETY FOR QUALITYBrijuni, Croatia, Croatia

Under the high auspices of the Croatian President, Mr. Ivo Josipović, the 13th Croatian Conference on Quality and the 4th Scientific Assembly of the Croatian Society for Quality were held.

More than fifty scientific papers by domestic and foreign authors were presented at the Conference. The works were presented by means of poster section or through verbal presentation supported by PowerPoint, high-quality plenary sessions and workshops held by eminent experts.

This year, the Conference was organized under the motto Quality – the Path of Excellence and it conveyed the message that quality is- as the philosophy of management of not only the real sector organizations but of all other organizations as well, including the public sector and the complex systems such as towns, counties and states- a possible way out of the crisis and a possible way to prosperity. The themes addressed related to the theory and practice of quality management with special plenary thematic units, namely Crisis and Quality, Quality and Public Sector and Quality for Economy.

Professor Nina Štirmer presented the CROSKILLS Build Up Skills CROATIA project through the paper entitled SYSTEM OF EDUCATION IN THE FIELD OF ENERGY and the paper in turn accounted on the analysis of the present state of the EE in construction that had been performed for the purpose of the Project. Based on the analysis of the existing strategic documents and plans and on the surveys taken among the relevant craftsmen and VET schools, the required skills were identified and the number of workers needed in relevant jobs was estimated.


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13th CROATIAN CONFERENCE ON QUALITY AND 4TH SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY OF THE CROATIAN SOCIETY FOR QUALITY
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19/04/2013Invitation for the consultative meetings with the focus groups within the CROSKILLS projectZagreb, Rijeka, Croatia

Within the “CROSKILLS – Build up Skills Croatia” project and based on the conclusions of the recently held First National Counselling on Training of the Construction Workers for EE and based on the National Qualification Platform meeting, we have commenced the series of consultative meetings with the focus group in the sector for the purpose of compiling suggestions and opinions related to the draft version of the National Roadmaps for the lifelong learning/training of the construction workers in the field of EE.

It is expected that the meetings are going to be attended by the National Qualification Platform members and other relevant stakeholders and the focus groups (FG) meetings are to take place in the course of April and May, 2013 in accordance with the following schedule:  

  • FG Financial institutions; professional associations in building management and energy economy – Zagreb, April 19, 2013, The Faculty of Civil Engineering, Kačićeva 26
  • FG Construction sector – companies, trades and professional associations– Zagreb, April 22 and April 30, 2013, the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts, Ilica 49/II   
  • FG Public Administration Bodies and public institutions in energy economy and construction– Zagreb, April 25, the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, Republike Austrije 20
  • FG Education Sector – Rijeka, May 3, 2013, the Technical School of Construction Podhumskih žrtava 4

The meetings are planned to take place from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM with the unified agendas as follows:

 

A.    ATTITUDES AND EXPERIENCE WITHIN THE SECTOR:

  • The skills and qualifications requirements for the construction sector workers for the purpose of attaining the EE objectives (20-20-20)
  • The priorities as to the themes and the levels of education
  • The possibilities of deployment of the (compulsory) lifelong education/training of the construction workers in the field of EE
  • The financing of the performance of the lifelong education/training of the construction workers in the field of EE
  • The certification/licensing of workers and market evaluation of the educated labour force

B.    PROPOSING THE PRIORITY MEASURES TO BE EMBEDDED INTO THE NATIONAL ROADMAPS

Attachments:

CROSKILLS_Prijavnica_fokus grupe_19.04.

CROSKILLS_Prijavnica_fokus grupe_22.04-30.04.

CROSKILLS_Prijavnica_fokus grupe_25.04.

CROSKILLS_Prijavnica_fokus grupe_03.05.


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04/04/2013The National Qualification Platform - Participants' CommentsZagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Croatia

The National Qualification Platform - Participants' Comments
 

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CROSkills - Build Up Skills Croatia


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28/02/2013TRAINING CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN THE FIELD OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY – First national conferenceZagreb, Hotel ARCOTEL Allegra, Croatia

On February 28, 2013, the first national conference on the lifelong education and training of construction workers and installers in the field of energy efficiency was held within the CROSKILLS project. The objective of the CROSKILLS project is setting up and endorsing the National Roadmap of the lifelong education and training of construction workers in the field of energy efficiency. The Roadmap is in turn to provide for the market evaluation of the labour force in the construction sector and to contribute to attaining the national energy efficiency objectives. In line with the mentioned objectives of the project, the National Qualification Platform was established from the attendants and the platform comprises all the relevant sectors (state administration bodies, local self-government bodies, agencies, institutes, educational institutions, vocational associations and chambers, companies dealing with construction and financial institutions). The attendants were addressed first by Ms Ines Androić Brajčić, Assistant Minister for energy efficiency within the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning and then by Head of Department of Materials of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, professor Ivana Banjad Pečur, Ph. D, who briefed on the incentive and the motivation behind the implementation of the project.

Ms Gordana Budiselić Paškvan of the VET Agency and Ms Irena Križ Šelendić of the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning accounted on the role and the purpose of the National Roadmap within the context of the national policies of the vocational education of construction workers and energy efficiency in building stock. Through an active participation of the attendants, the initial suggestions concerning setting up of the National Roadmap for the lifelong education and training of construction workers in the field of energy efficiency were obtained; consequently, further activities and consultations with focus groups were announced.

 

Documents:

1_CROSkills_Build_UP_IvanaBanjadPecur
2_RECHR_Croskills_za Platformu
3_Status quo_sastanak Platforme
4_od StatusQuo prema Smjernicama
5_Croskills_grupe
6_ASOO_GordanaPaskvanBudiselic_CroSkills
7_CROSKILLS_MGIPU

 

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