Commission plans to put forward soil health law in 2023

According to the Commission Work Programme for 2023 that was released on 18th October, the European Commission plans to put forward a “EU Soil health Law” in Q2 2023, following up on the EU Soil Strategy 2030 “Reaping the benefits of healthy soils for people, food, nature and climate”.FIEC participated in the Public Consultation that closed on 24th October.

The Commission is also considering an update of the “Construction and Demolition Waste Protocol” in 2023.

However, according to the work programme, the upcoming revision of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD), planned for Q2 2023, will mainly cover aspects related to food and textile waste rather than construction waste.

The revised Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and the recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) are categorised as one of the “priority pending proposals” for 2023.

A ”zero pollution” package, a second circular economy package and a climate package, including a proposal on carbon removal certifications, are due to be presented by the end of November.



“Monthly Construction Lunch” with new Head of Construction unit

On Thursday, 20th October, FIEC participated in the “Monthly Construction Lunch” with Ms. Helena Braun, a Member of the Cabinet of Executive Vice-President for the EU Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, and with Ms. Katharina Knapton-Vierlich, new Head of the Construction unit at DG GROW.Among the issues raised were technology and material neutrality, circular economy aspects, high material and energy prices, and the shortage of skills and workers.

4 November – ELA TECH conference 2022

On 4th November 2022, the European Labour Authority (ELA) organises a conference on digital tools and solutions supporting labour mobility (hybrid format).The conference will bring together relevant stakeholders within national authorities, social partners organisations and EU institutions to exchange knowledge, expertise and experience and future development of digital tools in labour mobility field.

The programme is available here.



Reminder: 28th October
The Reconstruction effort in Ukraine

This is one of the last calls for registration to the conference happening this week! The reconstruction effort in Ukraine is the focus of the event promoted by CECE and Bauma in partnership with FIEC. The event is titled The Reconstruction effort in Ukraine“, which represents an opportunity for information and exchange at European and international level.
When: Friday 28 October 2022, 14:00 – 15:30
Where: Press Center East, 2nd Floor, Bauma fairgrounds
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Fruitful visit of delegates of FIEC’s Norwegian member federation EBA in Brussels

On Friday 21st October, a delegation from our Norwegian member federation EBA – led by Kjetil Tonning, Honorary President of FIEC –  paid a visit to the EU district in Brussels, to the institutions and to FIEC: a fruitful exchange worth a snapshot.Although Norway is not an EU Member State, it applies most of the EU legislation: a very good reason for being present in Brussels via our federation FIEC and an interesting occasion to network all about and around the construction sector.