New President for our Spanish member CNC

On 18 March Pedro Fernández Alén was elected President of our Spanish Member Federation CNC Confederación Nacional de la Construcción.
Mr Fernández will also hold the position of President of the Fundación Laboral de la Construcción (Spanish bipartite sectoral entity, key for vocational training and prevention of occupational risks in the construction sector).
He is also currently acting president of the Economic and Social Council.The newly elected president has expressed his commitment to make the CNC a “stronger and more united organisation, based on dialogue and work with all the sectors involved”.

FIEC wishes all the best to Pedro Fernández Alén and is looking forward to continuing with him the longstanding constructive cooperation with CNC.



FIEC Vice-President attends EFBWW-ETUI seminar on the “future of work” in construction

On 26 March, FIEC Vice-President Joël Schons presented FIEC’s views on the occasion of a seminar on the “future of work” in the construction sector, co-organised by the European Federation of Building and Wood Workers (EFBWW) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI).
Regarding the digital and green transition in our sector, Schons insisted on the fact that “We are all in the same boat!” and we should therefore work hand in hand, employers and trade unions.
In this regard, he highlighted in particular skills and health & safety issues, related to the twin transition, which have to be addressed at the social partners’ sectorial level.
To illustrate this, he mentioned in particular the Construction Blueprint project, which aims at developing new training curricula at national level, fit for the new skills’ needs in our sector and in which both FIEC and EFBWW are closely involved.

The Construction Alliance launches its website and social media

The Construction 2050 Alliance brings together 47 European associations representing the actors of the built environment working together to advance the needs and priorities of the wider construction and built environment sector at the European level. By optimising the way construction works, the Construction 2050 Alliance aims to improve the life of European citizens, provide higher value with fewer natural resources, and achieve higher quality assets for owners and users.The Construction 2050 Alliance aims to coordinate common political messages of the construction value chain and raise the political importance of the sector at the European level. To better reach our audience, we are pleased to announce the creation of our website, as well as our presence on Twitter and LinkedIn. Follow us to keep up to date with our upcoming actions and events!  #EUConstruction2050



DigiPLACE Closing Conference 27 May

Following the event that took place on 16 March, we are pleased to announce the Closing Conference of the DigiPLACE project, which will take place on 27 May.  More information, including the registration link, can be found by clicking on the button below.