Blueprint – Strategic survey on skills needs for construction companies


Partners of EU funded project Construction Blueprint have launched a survey to address current educational of construction companies – micro companies, SMEs and larger groups – in the fields of digitalisation, energy efficiency and circular economy.


To reach a greater number of construction companies, the 15-minutes survey is available in 12 European languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, Greek, Lithuanian, Slovenian and Finnish.
The responses to the survey will remain completely anonymous, and the results of the questionnaire will be available by October 2021. Please note that the survey is available until 16 July and be accessed here.

Construction as an opportunity for new talent ? YES!

Sustainability, robot dogs, new technologies for training and education are rapidly changing the image of the construction sector, which is sometimes still perceived as physically challenging , dirty, or dangerous.The second public event organised on 1st July by the Construction 2050 Alliance, which gathered 200 participants, showed that construction is a sector that can offer many opportunities to new talent. The discussions proved that in light of the EU Green Deal and of the Recovery and Resilience plans, construction  can contribute positively to restore and create better and safer jobs for European citizens.



Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU


On 1st July, Slovenia took the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. One of the four main objectives of the Slovenian Presidency is to focus on a recovery from the pandemic that is based on a digital, green and fair transition.

More concretely, 2021 is the European Year of Rail, and the Slovenian Presidency would like to take this opportunity to promote discussions on a wider use of rail transport as possibility for reducing emissions.

In relation to climate change the Council Presidency will prioritize the revision of climate and energy legislation, i.e. the ‘Fit for 55’ legislative package. In this context, it will start discussions on the proposal to revise the Directive on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD).

The Slovenian Presidency will continue negotiations on the coordination of social security systems and try to find an agreement with the European Parliament, with a view to helping consolidate the social security rights of mobile workers in the EU.