Final Conference


“Connecting People for Green Skills” 

Final Conference

“Tackling unemployment in the construction sector by identifying green skills shortages and anticipating training needs”

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 | 09:30-14:30 | 

Committee of the Regions, Rue Van Maerlant 2 | Brussels

The Conference is held under the auspices of the Valencian Member of CoR and President of the Region, Mr. Ximo PUIG


The partnership of the “Connecting People for GREEN SKILLS” project is delighted to invite you to the “GREEN SKILLS Final Conference” that will take place on Tuesday 1 March 2016, 9:30 – 14:30, at the Committee of the Regions, Rue Van Maerlant 2, in Brussels.

Join us to celebrate the completion of significant outcomes for job creation in the construction sector! Our project has identified the green skills shortages and has developed appropriate training components with the primary objective to offer to the construction sector professionals the means to develop and expand their technical, professional and educational skills, which are necessary and need to be addressed alongside the environmental demands and the energy-sustainability targets for 2020.

The objective of this event is to present the potential of "green" jobs in tackling unemployment in the construction sector and to highlight the need to match the demand for labour with skills, while anticipating and managing change in terms of the need for human capital.

The conference will showcase the implemented activities and the transferability of the achieved results of the GREEN SKILLS project, as well as a number of best practices from EU countries that have a significant potential for job creation in this sector.

The event will gather among others representatives of local and regional authorities, employment agencies, higher education and vocational training providers, and stakeholders in the field of green construction and employment.




Conference registration form


Conference presentations

Green Skills course of information management in sustainable investment process Building Information Modelling

Students of Warsaw University of Technology were beneficiaries of this Green Skills training.
Modelling (BIM) theoretical courses were held on 13th, 20th, 27th January 2016.
Theoretical part of the training consisted of:

  • Module 1: The idea of CAPEX + OPEX = TOTEX
  • Module 2: The BIM process (3D, 4D, 5D, 6D ... nD) and the IPD
  • Module 3: IT tools in the BIM process, i.e. practical ways to manage information (LOD = LOD + LOI)
  • Module 4: Implementation of BIM in micro and macro scales


Practical part was took place on the construction site of apartments construction in Warsaw. It was held on 20th January 2016.

Green Skills conference in Warsaw

Green Skills conference was held in Warsaw on January 12th 2016. The conference took place in Technical School of Construction no 1. Title of the conference was Green and innovative building and covered the following topics:
- Innovative professions in construction branch
- Sustainable building processes
- IT tools in construction branch
- The future of construction employment
- Importance of customized vocational trainings for construction workers and technical school of construction students
In the conference took part 68 students and 5 teachers and 5 representatives educational institutions, school headmasters.
The conference lasted 3,5 hours. Discussion between participants and speakers summed up the whole conference.

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THIRD TECHNICAL MEETING in Albertslund (Denmark)

Connecting People Skills one-year anniversary!

Gate21 facilities in Albertslund, Denmark, hosted the third partners meeting of Connecting People for Green Skills project (CPGS) on 19th and 20th of October. Last semester project results were shared and examined during the workshop, as well as the first year's outputs. CPGS began in October 2014 and is expected to finish in March 2016.

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