First year of membership in the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance


In October 2020, FIEC was appointed as a member of the Platform on Sustainable where we are represented by Pekka Vuorinen from our Finnish Member Federation. At this point, we want to thank Pekka for the excellent work done over the last year and for his outstanding engagement for FIEC.

Given the fast growing importance of sustainable finance and the EU Taxonomy in particular, FIEC’s membership in the Platform is essential. This is even more the case as FIEC is the only organisation representing the construction industry in the Platform.

Together with our colleagues from the European institutions, NGOs and the financial sector we will continue to ensure our commitment to deliver sustainability criteria which will drive forward the transition in the construction industry.

FIEC will be present at next Tripartite Social Summit

On 20th October, FIEC Vice-President Joël Schons will participate in the European Tripartite Social Summit. The Tripartite Social Summit is a forum for dialogue between the EU institutions at President level and the European social partners at top management level. The summit is co-chaired by the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission.The title of the Summit is Transforming Europe’s recovery into long-term sustainable growth supporting more and better jobs.
On this occasion, the EU social partners will be invited to present their views on their role in the implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plans, on the twin climate and digital transitions and on how to ensure sustainable work (including skills, active labour market policies, social security systems).



SOKA-BAU workshop on Vocational Training in the construction industry

On 26th October, SOKA-BAU, the German paritarian fund for the construction industry, will organise a webinar entitled The cross-border exchange of apprentices as a model for the present and the future.The webinar takes place in the framework of a EU-funded project entitled “YES”, which analyses the situation of workers in the construction industry as regards cross-border posting, with the aim of identifying and possibly removing potential obstacles. The project also aims at promoting existing transnational cooperation and at improving the information on the accessibility, transparency and quality of exchange programs for apprentices.



BIM: Join the EU BIM for Building Renovation competition!

Attracting teams composed of design and construction professionals or students, BIM SPEED Competition challenges to develop a renovation project using BIM tools to improve energy efficiency and comfort, while reducing duration and costs.Both categories include prizes for the three teams that best demonstrate the use of BIM-SPEED tools.

You can click here to check the entry requirements and start the registration process.