Italian delegation meets FIEC and the EU Institutions

The President and the Board of our Italian member ANCE came to Brussels to meet FIEC and high level representatives of the European Commision and the European Parliament.
These visits are extremely useful to better understand the national priorities and the way in which the EU agenda will shape their development.
Amongst the many issues addressed, the forthcoming EU «Green Deal», which President elect von der Leyen promised to present in the first 100 days of her mandate and the key role to be played by the construction sector was at the centre of the discussion.
Contributing to its development is also a prioriy for FIEC.

 

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EU supports first energy efficiency investment platform in Lithuania

 

As part of the Juncker Plan, the European Investment Bank (EIB) is supporting the creation of the first energy efficiency investment platform in Lithuania with a loan of €12.5 Mio. The credit is part of the Smart Finance for Smart Buildings (SFSB) Initiative launched by the European Commission in 2016. The platform is designed to foster investment in the modernisation of buildings aimed at increasing their energy efficiency. This recent example illustrates the key role the construction industry plays when it comes to sustainable finance. Without any doubt, construction is the solution industry!

 

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«VET for all, skills for life»

The 2019 European Vocational Skills Week will take place in Helsinki from 14 to 18 October. Hosted by the European Commission in partnership with the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, this fourth edition will continue to encourage people of all ages to ‘discover their talent’ through vocational education and training (VET).
In addition to the events during the Week in Helsinki, more than 1,000 activities and events have already signed up and will take place throughout the year at local, regional and national level across Europe and beyond. All stakeholders have come together to highlight the benefits of VET, showcase opportunities and promote an educational pathway that has the potential to transform the lives of young and old alike.
Furthermore, each year the European Vocational Skills Week rewards outstanding individuals, organisations and initiatives through the ‘Awards for VET Excellence’. The prizes are designed to highlight the quality in vocational education and training (VET), provide visibility to the winners, motivate those taking part and support the development of networks and new career opportunities.

 

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