More than 50% of the objective of increasing energy efficiency and renewable energies will come from building

Trainer training, professional qualifications, user awareness and compliance with quality standards are key aspects for the 2020 horizon, according to experts who participated in the informative seminar on «The importance of training of trainers in ‘green’ skills for the construction sector», organized by Confederación Nacional de la Construcción (CNC), with the collaboration of Fundación Laboral de la Construcción, on Thursday May 10th, attended by about twenty representatives of institutions and companies from the construction industry and the field of training.

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Bus.Trainers arouses interest among the partners of the Interreg Europe Enerselves project

In an interregional event of the Enerselves project, belonging to the Interreg Europe program, held on last May 17, Bus.Trainers was a focus of attention.

Our partner Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency (MIEMA), which also participates in Enerselves, referred to the European initiative Bus.Trainers, belonging to the Erasmus + program, given the interest in the training of trainers in the construction sector in the specialties of efficiency energy and renewable energies for the development and competitivity of the industry in Europe.

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Build Up Skills II, a ‘successful, relevant, timely and unique initiative’

A report by the European Commission highlights the “Construye 2020 Route” as an example of best practices.

“Build Up Skills II has been a successful, relevant, timely and unique initiative. The European projects helped lay the foundations for the training of construction workers, developed innovative and high quality materials, developed a good network and made construction workers and policy makers aware of the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy systems and succeeded in bringing training in specialized skills to blue-collar workers”.

These are the general conclusions of the final evaluation report of the European initiative Build Up Skills Pillar II has just released this week. The study was carried out by the consultancy firm Trinomics, with the support of an advisory firm, specialized in education and innovation policies, Visionary Analytics, for the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (Easme) and analyzed the 22 Build Up Skills Pillar II projects that were carried out in the European Union, where the “Construye 2020 Route”, led by the Fundación Laboral, is also mentioned as an example of best practices.

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Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta and Portugal spread the Build Up Skills project in the framework of Bus.Trainers, in Lisbon

Agents of the Bus.Trainer partner institutions made an idea-sharing session of the Build Up Skills projects developed in Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta and Portugal, during the second meeting hold in Lisboa together with the Portuguese partners, the National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG).

On May 18, more than 60 people went to the event where the Bus.Trainers project was introduced, just like other different initiatives from the south of Europa related to “green” skills, specialized in energy efficient and renewal energies for trainers in the construction sector.

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Start-up meeting of the European project Bus.Trainers, in Madrid

In the beginning of this European project, Bus.trainers partners held a meeting in the main facilities of the Fundación Laboral de la Construcción in Madrid on December 15 and 16, 2016.

José Antonio Viejo, the director of the institution, welcomed the fourteen members of the consortium, and then gave the word to Javier Gonzalez, responsible for the International Project of the Institution, who coordinated the international meeting along with Beatriz Oliete the responsible researcher of the project, and Elena Novillo the financial responsible of European projects.

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Building green skills for trainers in the construction industry

The European Commission has adjudicated to Fundación Laboral de la Construcción ten new projects to be developed over the next three years. In four of them, the joint entity will participate as coordinator and in the other six, as partner.

The four initiatives led by Fundación Laboral de la Construcción belong to the Erasmus+ programme, entre las que está “Bus.Trainers. Building skills in energy efficiency and renewable energy systems for trainers in the construction industry”, within the framework of Key Action 2 of Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices.

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