Commission adopts a proposal for a smart and sustainable TEN-T
Recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
FIEC and EFBWW discuss progress of sectoral social ID cards
On 14th December, the EU Social Partners for construction, FIEC and EFBWW, organised a workshop on social identity cards and how to promote an EU approach to digital enforcement in the EU construction industry. This workshop was hosted by the Romanian social partners in the framework of the EU-funded DESOCO project (Decentralised Thematic Social Dialogue for the Construction Industry).
Social identity cards are a successful model to prevent fraud and enforce applicable legislation on the European construction labour market. They contain data to identify workers, their empoyer, working periods and contractual relationships, social security coverage, insurance information, or certificates on qualification and health and safety.
There are already existing schemes in several EU countries, such as Finland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Norway, Austria, Sweden, Denmark or Romania.
At this e-workshop, FIEC and EFBWW examined current developments and assessed the connection with new EU initiatives for a European Social Security Pass and the use of digital tools for a better enforcement of EU rules.
European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on foreign subsidies will have a significant impact on construction, says FIEC
SUSODCO project – feedback from last capacity building event
On this occasion, an official short video was published by the partners of the project to provide more information on what social dialogue is and its added value.
SUSODCO is a project gathering national social partners from several Central and Eastern European countries, including FIEC member federations from Slovenia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece and Cyprus.
Awaiting a New Year
of healthy and safe re-start
Dear members and readers,
2021 is coming to an end, a year of recovery, re-start and renovation at the same time. We thank all our members, partners and readers for their continued support, cooperation and engagement that have contributed to make our achievements a reality. Whilst expressing our appreciation on the shared progress, we warmly wish you Happy Holidays.
We look forward to delivering our next updates and latest highlights via the FIEC newsletter as of Tue 11th January 2022.
Our best wishes for a season of joy and continued ‘constructive’ success in the New Year. Stay healthy and safe!
The FIEC Brussels Team