FIEC Annual Report 2022 is online

Under a new slogan “Building the change”, the new FIEC Annual Report presents the Federation’s highlights and content, summarising our activities and initiatives during 2022, as well as those of our partner organisations, the European International Contractors (EIC) and the Confederation of International Contractors’ Associations (CICA).

With its timeline displaying FIEC’s main issues, events and updated thematic factsheets, the Annual Report provides a one-stop-shop overview of the key policies, projects, figures and the achieved milestones from November 2021 to October 2022.

We hope that you will enjoy your reading and invite you to share it among your community and networks.

You can access the Annual Report by clicking on the button below.



EU Taxonomy: FIEC reacts to “TWG Supplementary Report”

On 19 December, FIEC reacted to the additional recommendations for technical screening criteria for the economic activities “Demolition of buildings and other structures” and the “Use of concrete in civil engineering works” that were part of the “Technical Working Group (TWG) Supplementary Report” of the Platform on Sustainable Finance (PSF).This report supplements the recommendations of the Platform from March 2022 on technical screening criteria for the four remaining “environmental objectives” of the EU taxonomy. These criteria are likely to be included in the upcoming “Environmental Delegated Act”, expected to be published in early 2023. The Commission is not legally bound by the recommendations of the Platform.

In its reaction, FIEC calls for lower and more realistic limits, e.g., for the share of recycled contents in concrete.



Construction campaign – FIEC in the starting blocks

After seasonal workers in 2021 and the road transport sector in 2022, the next sectoral campaign of the European Labour Authority (ELA) in 2023 will be dedicated to the construction sector. Highlight of the dedicated activities, an awareness raising campaign on posting-related issues will be addressed to construction workers and employers in Autumn next year.Both social partners, FIEC and EFBWW, have been involved in exploratory discussions and are ready to further work on the various activities foreseen in this framework.

For instance, FIEC and EFBWW will co-chair a Working Group dedicated to identifying the role of Social ID cards in fighting against undeclared work.

Stay tuned!



Construction Blueprint final event – Save the Date 22/02/2023


The Erasmus+ funded project Construction Blueprint launched in 2019 is coming to the end in March 2023. Its ambition is to define an adequate framework that would provide young people and the construction workforce in general with the right skills for the future.

The project partners are currently preparing the final high-level event of the Construction Blueprint project, with notably three roundtables dedicated to skills for Digitalisation, Energy Efficiency, and Circular Economy in the construction sector, and a session on the Pact for Skills in Construction.

The event will take place on 22 February 2023, from 9:30 to 13.00 in Brussels (in a hybrid format).

The agenda and the registration form will be made available after the Christmas break.

Season’s Greetings


Dear Reader,

The end of the year is just around the corner and we would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank you for partnering with and following us over 2022.

The FIEC Team is ready for new challenges and wishes you all enjoyable and festive moments to celebrate Christmas and the coming New Year.

Our Newsletter will be back on Tuesday 10th January.

The FIEC Team