The first conclusions on employability in sustainable construction obtained in the research phase of the project 'Connecting People for Green Skills' will be presented at the high level Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2015 (EUSEW), during the workshop entitled “’Greening' Europe's construction industry: challenges and opportunities”.
The event will be held on Wednesday, 17 June 2015, from 14:00 to 15:30, at the prestigious European Commission's Charlemagne building in Brussels. It forms part of the Green Skills project dissemination strategy and it is organised by the European Office of Cyprus in collaboration with the Climate-KIC and ERRIN - European Regions Research & Innovation Network.
The concept of the workshop has a twofold objective: to reflect on how energy and employment policies can come together to maximise the benefits of green growth and jobs; and to discuss changes in value chains in the construction sector and the effects on the green skills and professional training needs. Energy efficiency initiatives in EU countries that have a significant potential for job creation in this sector will be showcased during the workshop.
The workshop is addressed to stakeholders and decision-makers on local, regional, national and European level in the fields of energy, employment and professional training with focus on ‘green construction’. The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is an initiative of the European Commission, designed to spread best practices, inspire new ideas and build alliances to help meet the EU’s energy and climate goals. More information: http://www.eusew.eu/.