Women in Construction Summit (15% discount code)

The Women in Construction Summit is returning in 2019 following last year’s sell-out launch event, continuing in its quest to break ground and challenge norms in the fight for progress!

The event will offer a broad range of career and personal development workshops, critical discussions assessing company case studies and inspiring keynote presentations from advocates who are challenging the norm. You’ll leave feeling empowered, motivated and energised, and with the right tools to effect positive change in your own organisation.

We’re offering a 15% discount for FIEC members! Just use code FIEC15 at the checkout.

Become an integral part of a movement to rebuild the industry from the ground up! Learn more about the event by clicking the button below.




FIEC Manifesto for Action

We are excited to share FIEC’s manifesto for EU term 2019 – 2024.

Our manifesto highlights seven key points with our requests for the EU Institutions.

In one of our points, we call on the EU Institutions to accelerate the digital transformation of the construction industry. By making construction a priority sector for relevant EU programmes e.g. the Digitising European Industry initiative, it could help accomplish many of the EU’s main policy goals such as the digital economy and climate change mitigation. Discover the six other key points in the link below.



Social Dialogue project on training and low energy construcion (VET4LEC) : Final report

The EU sectoral Social Partners for the construction industry, FIEC and EFBWW, have concluded a joint project, co-financed by the European commission (DG EMPL), entitled VET4LEC. It addresses the relationship between vocational education and training and low energy construction in various Member States.
The final report in English can be downloaded by clicking on the button below (some translated versions will be available soon).



Rise of foreign ownership in key EU sectors

On 13th March, the European Commission released a detailed overview of the foreign direct investment situation in the EU. It confirms a continuous rise in foreign company ownership in key sectors in the EU and an increase in investments from emerging economies, such as China.

With more than 35% of total EU assets belonging to foreign-owned companies, the EU has clearly one of the world’s most open investment regimes. Foreign direct investment stocks held by investors from outside the EU amounted to €6,295 billion at the end of 2017.
– Foreign ownership of EU companies has been on rise in the last 10 years.
– Investment by state-owned enterprises (from China, Russia and the United Arab Emirates) has grown rapidly over the last years.
– Foreign ownership is high in some key sectors such as electrical equipment.

– There has been a surge in investments from emerging economies, notably China, for specialised machinery.