Skills

EU Exchange Meetings

Throughout the whole BUILD UP Skills Initiative , a number of EU Exchange Meetings have been organised to promote the European dimension of the programme and to foster exchange of ideas between the countries. Some of the challenges in the building sector are country specific but most are arguably common across many countries. The Exchange Meetings foster the exchange and transfer of the rich technical expertise and experience that exist within the national BUILD UP Skills Consortia.

Six EU exchange meetings were organised by the EASME between November 2011 and 2014. Since September 2015, two meetings per year have been organised, with meetings held in Brussels (January 2016), Budapest (June 2016) and Athens (December 2016) . During these meetings, partners in the BUILD UP Skills Initiative projects, as well as of the Horizon 2020 Construction skills projects meet and exchange ideas in a number of interactive plenary and parallel sessions and workshops, facilitated by a professional team of consultants.

10th BUILD UP Skills EU Exchange Meeting, Rotterdam (the Netherlands), 30-31 May 2017

The next (and last) BUILD UP Skills EU exchange meeting will take place on the 30th and 31st of May at the Bilderberg Hotel in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. As usual, this meeting is open for BUILD UP Skills project coordinators and partners involved in the BUILD UP Skills Pillar I, completed and ongoing BUILD UP Skills Pillar II, and ongoing Horizon 2020 Construction Skills projects. Similar to the past two EU Exchange Meetings, the two-day event will include a site visit to a state-of-the-art construction skills and energy efficiency center / project, followed by a dinner for everyone who wants to join. For it is the last meeting in this series, emphasis is place on the four Technical Working Groups delivering tangible outputs.

9th EU Exchange Meeting, Athens, 6-7 December 2016

The 9th BUILD UP Skills EU Exchange Meeting was held on 6-7 December 2016 in Athens, Greece. This meeting was open for BUILD UP Skills project coordinators and partners involved in the BUILD UP Skills Pillar I, completed and ongoing BUILD UP Skills Pillar II, and ongoing Horizon2020 construction skills projects. Besides the usual plenary and parallel sessions, this EU exchange included a site visit to the premises of CRES (the Center for Renewable Energy sources and Savings) where the group was guided through the bioclimatic office-laboratory building. Links to the presentations and breakout sessions are available below.

8th EU Exchange Meeting, Budapest, 2-3 June 2016

The 8th EU Exchange Meeting took place on 2-3 June 2016 in Budapest. It was open to BUILD UP Skills project coordinators and partners involved in the BUILD UP Skills Pillar I, completed and ongoing BUILD UP Skills Pillar II, and ongoing Horizon2020 construction skills projects.

7th EU Exchange Meeting, Brussels, 18-19 January 2016

The 7th EU Exchange meeting of the BUILD UP Skills initiative took place in Brussels 18 - 19 January 2016

6th EU Exchange meeting, Brussels, 12 November 2014 (Pillar II objectives)

This report describes the outcomes of the BUILD UP Skills EU exchange meeting that took place in Brussels on 12 November 2014. The event focused on BUILD UP Skills’ Pillar II objectives: supporting qualification and training schemes in EU Member States.

5th EU Exchange Meeting, Brussels, 26-27 November 2013

The fifth EU Exchange Meeting of the BUILD UP Skills Initiative took place in Brussels 26-27 November 2013.

 

4th EU Exchange Meeting, Vienna, 22-23 April 2013

The fourth EU Exchange Meeting of the BUILD UP Skills Initiative took place in Vienna from the 22-24 April 2013. The event gathered around 80 project participants from 30 countries. 

 

3rd EU Exchange Meeting, Brussels, 26-28 November 2012

The third EU Exchange Meeting of the BUILD UP Skills Initiative took place in Brussels from the 26-28 November. The event gathered around 90 project participants from 30 countries.  A workshop opened to all interested parties took place in the morning of the 28th November to present and discuss preliminary findings, to inform and involve European stakeholders as well as to facilitate exchange on EU policies to promote skills development in the building sector.

 

2nd EU Exchange Meeting, Ljubljana, 11-13 June 2012

1st EU Exchange Meeting, Brussels, 23-25 November 2011