Presentations of workshop “Vocational skills for energy efficient buildings” now available

Members of the European Commission, representatives of national authorities, building industry experts and EU-funded projects, gathered together in Bucharest on 24 October 2017 at the workshop “Vocational skills for energy efficient buildings”, to present and discuss challenges and opportunities in relation to empowering skills to support the quality of building construction and the rate of building renovation towards NZEB. The event was also streamed live through the BUILD UP portal.

The workshop slide presentations are accessible below. Video recordings will also be made available soon.

    slides video
Welcome and introduction Jens LAUSTSEN Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA EPBD)    
I. The European perspective – energy efficiency skills challenges, needs and solutions    
Keynote speech Eugenio QUINTIERI European Builders Confederation (EBC) PDF YouTube
Improving the construction sector human capital basis – policy perspectives Roman HORVÁTH European Commission, Directorate General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) PDF YouTube
The BUILD UP Skills initiative and its links with the energy efficiency policy Amandine LACOURT European Commission, Executive Agency for SME’s (EASME) PDF YouTube
II. The national perspective – How are the challenges being addressed nationally?    
Addressing skills gaps in the construction sector at national level Gabriela CIOBANU PETRE National Centre for TVET Development, Ministry of National Education Romania PDF YouTube
Improved quality of the works to support the EU’s targets – the QUALICHeCK project Peter WOUTERS International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance (INIVE) PDF YouTube
Coffee Break    
III. Meeting the 2020 & 2030 targets for energy and climate – has Europe enough qualified building workers and professionals?    
Turning national qualification roadmaps into action: the example of BUILD UP Skills Romania Horia PETRAN National Institute for Research and Development in Construction, Urban Planning and Sustainable Spatial Development (URBAN-INCERC) PDF YouTube
Supporting energy efficiency skills in the construction sector Peter OP ‘T VELD Huygen Installatie Adviseurs PDF YouTube
Panel discussion moderated by Koen RADEMAEKERS, Trinomics YouTube
Interactive voting moderated by Jens LAUSTSEN, CA EPBD PDF YouTube
Conclusions YouTube
Networking reception    

The workshop was hosted by the Concerted Action EPBD IV the day before its last plenary meeting in Bucharest, Romania.

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