FIEC reports on “Blueprint” at BUSINESSEUROPE

On 30th January, the EU cross-sectoral organisation BUSINESSEUROPE dedicated its meeting of the EU sectoral associations to the various “Blueprint” projects. The automotive, shipping, textile, steel and construction industries presented their respective sectoral “Blueprints”. These projects all aim at matching future skills demands and availability, as well as tackling skilled workforce shortages in a broader sense.
On this occasion, FIEC reported on the first year of the “Construction Blueprint” (over a total duration of 4 years), which is focusing on addressing skills needs in 3 key areas: digitalisation, energy efficiency and circular economy.



Conference on Level(s) assessment framework


A conference will be held on the voluntary sustainability performance framework for buildings – Level(s) – on 20 February.  The event: “Reflect, Debate, Advise – Get Level(s) right” will firstly present the analysis and findings of the test phase and then consider how to make Level(s) a success.  More information and the registration link can be found below.

Eurostat: Production in construction increased by 1,1% in November 2019


According to recent Eurostat estimates, in November 2019, production in construction in the EU-28 rose by 1,1% compared to October 2019. The main driver has been building construction which increased by 1,4% while the increase in civil engineering amounted to 0,1%.

Compared to November 2018, production rose by 1,4% in the EU-28 with the main driver being building construction (+1,7%). Civil engineering increased by 0,5% over this period.