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23 – 26 May 2019



FIEC President to join Commissioners at conference

FIEC President Kjetil Tonning will be a speaker at the Policy Conference, which will take place during  Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2019.  This is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. The European Commission (DG Energy) and the German Property Federation (ZIA) will co-host a session on building energy efficiency entitled “Policy meets property: a combined perspective on energy efficiency in buildings”. European Commissioners Miguel Arias Cañete and Günther Oettinger will also speak at the session, which will be a unique opportunity to bring together high-level decision and policy makers from the buildings sector to discuss one of the key challenges of the European energy trajectory towards full decarbonisation of the building stock: the steady, cost-effective improvement of energy performance of buildings in the next three decades




Eurofound study on “Working conditions and workers’ health”

Eurofound, the EU agency for the improvement of living and working conditions, issues a report on current working conditions and their implications for worker’s health.

Ensuring the sustainability of work in the context of an ageing population implies that a greater number of people in employment will probably have to remain longer in the workforce. The report examines the interplay between work demands – which carry an increased risk of exhaustion – and work resources – which support workers in greater engagement and well-being. The findings indicate, amongst others, that physical risks have not increased but remain important, while emotional demands have increased, underlining the growing importance of psychosocial risks at work.

You can download the complete report by clicking on the button below.



Women in Construction Summit

The Women in Construction Summit took place in London last week featuring an array of workshops and sessions and with a turnout of over 800. We heard from over 60 speakers ranging from CEOs to apprentices to discuss how women are overcoming challenges and breaking barriers in the industry.

The construction industry undeniably has a reputation of being ‘male dominated’ and having a lack of female representation, so it was a great opportunity to connect industry leaders and young professionals, giving them the chance to network and feel inspired. With presentations on tackling wage negotiation, leadership, pathways to success and much more – there seemed to be something for everyone.

Being only the second year that the Women in Construction summit has been hosted, it was a great success and FIEC looks forward to similar events in the future that help promote gender balance in construction.





FIEC is hiring!

FIEC is looking for a dynamic, solution-oriented and motivated Junior Policy Officer for its Economic and Legal Affairs Commission.