A new High Level Construction Forum for the green and digital transitions
On 28/9 the European Commission launched the new High Level Construction Forum (HLCF). As a follow up of the previous “Construction 2020” initiative, the aim of this new HLCF is to define a roadmap for the construction eco-system towards the green and digital transitions by means of a dialogue between the European Commission and the main actors of the eco-system, including FIEC.
The HLCF will work with the support of 3 Clusters, on Environment, Digitalisation and Resilience.
The timetable for the definition of the roadmap is quite ambitious. It anticipates the first Cluster meetings in October 2021, a draft roadmap to be discussed in the first semester of 2022 and approved of the roadmap in the second half of 2022.
The stakes are extremely high and therefore the involvement of FIEC and all its member federations will be of crucial importance..
FIEC and EFBWW to address digital solutions for social security
On 13 October, the social partners of the European construction industry, EFBWW and FIEC, will organise a public discussion (online) on the European Parliament’s report on a European Social Security Number and a European Personal Labour Card.This discussion, entitled Towards digital enforcement for the construction industry? aims at getting a better picture of what the challenges are to digitally enforce a level-playing field for construction companies, as well as labour rights for workers; and how EU initiatives could help in a cross-border context.
FIEC partners Climate Action at COP26
FIEC has joined forces with Climate Action during COP26, which will take place this year in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November. Climate Action will have a stand and events in the Innovation Zone, which has been created with Scottish Enterprise. Its events will take place from 8-10 November. They are expected to attract around 200 visitors a day and FIEC members can qualify for a discount. The main event is the Sustainable Innovation Forum and more information can be found below. Members should contact FIEC secretariat to obtain the discount code.