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PROF/TRAC project offers a free online course to develop and certify trainers’ skills on nZEB design and construction. The participation is free of charge, but the registration is compulsory.
Post date: 14 Sep 2017
Type: Link

UPDATE: The web recordings for this event have now been published.   This public stakeholder workshop, organised by the Concerted Action Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA EPBD), will take place at the Sheraton Hotel, in Bucharest, Romania, on 24 October (14:00-18:00 EET - 13:00-17:00 CET).  
Post date: 7 Sep 2017
Type: Event

The conference Empowering smart solutions for better cities, taking place in Budapest on 2 & 3 October 2017, will bring together creative thinkers and decision-makers in urban planning, sustainable energy, mobility, ICT, smart business models and user-centric innovation. High level city representatives will debate the transformation of European cities, while smart cities projects will showcase innovative solutions and discuss crucial steps on the path to a smarter city.  
Post date: 6 Sep 2017
Type: News

Empowering smart solutions for better cities: Cities and business come together in Budapest on 2 & 3 October 2017   REGISTRATION IS OPEN!  
Post date: 6 Sep 2017
Type: Event

European Construction Sector Observatory report identifies BUILD UP Skills as best practice   The final version of the analytical report on ‘Improving the human capital basis’ by the European Contruction Sector Observatory (ECSO) is out, with direct references to the BUILD UP Skills initiative highlighting some of the projects carried out under the second Pillar as well as Horizon 2020 Construction Skills projects.  
Post date: 29 Aug 2017
Type: News

This Analytical Report, elaborated by the  European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO), aims to draw a snapshot of the current skills situation in the construction sector in the EU-28, in the context of Construction 2020, the strategic policy agenda for the construction sector in Europe, specifically focusing on skills under the Thematic Objective 2 “Improving the human-capital basis of the construc
Post date: 29 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

Early July 2017, the European Commission brought together industry leaders, finance professionals, policy makers, SMEs and start-ups to discuss how the construction’s value chain could meet its ever-evolving challenges.   The 2017 Construction Conference: Let's build changes! assessed the main trends, strategies and roles of major actors, including the public sector.   Four break-out sessions were organised to tackle these challenges thematically:
Post date: 27 Jul 2017
Type: News

The European Commission has published a call for proposals aime to help Member States prepare the implementation of the Recommendation “Upskilling Pathways: new opportunities for adults”.
Post date: 6 Jul 2017
Type: News

On 2 March 2017, the Train-to-NZEB project presented  ‘The way to nearly zero energy buildings’, the first dedicated NZEB-related conference in the Czech Republic, held to mark the occasion of opening the CZ Building Knowledge Hub. The conference was combined with an exhibition of efficient technical solutions and materials (awarded by quality mark Product - technology 2017). It was held at the premises of the Architecture and Building Foundation (ABF).
Post date: 6 Jul 2017
Type: News

The second European Vocational Skills week will take place Brussels (Belgium) and various other locations, 20-24 November 2017.   Mid-March, Commissioner Marianne Thyssen announced that there will be a Second European Vocational Skills Week taking place in 2017 (The first one took place in December 2016 and mobilized 1000 associated events and activities across Europe).  
Post date: 6 Jul 2017
Type: News