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Portugal - Pillar I

This project aims at bringing together the Portuguese stakeholders related to craftsmen working on the building sector and installers of energy systems, including those based on renewable sources; establishing a national platform of engagement and setting up a national roadmap driving the training process until 2020 and beyond. The project team – LNEG, DGEG, ADENE and ANQ - give support to the national authorities in energy, education and training and, therefore, have the potential of gathering in this action the relevant national stakeholders from industry to social partners, as well as training institutions to crafts associations. The project work is developed at three different levels. The starting point analysis and the roadmap definition are performed at core team level. But contacts with stakeholders will be promoted from the beginning, in order to engage them in the National Qualification Platform (NQP), thus, constituting the second level. In NQP working sessions, the action plan is discussed in terms of trainees, trainers, courses, quality monitoring, incentives and drivers. Dissemination and endorsement will involve all relevant stakeholders.

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National contact information

Project patner(s)

Directorate general for Energy and Geology
National Agency for Qualification and Vocational Education, I.P.
Portuguese Energy Agency


FORESEE will focus on three core areas: building envelope, renewable and efficient use of electricity, heating and cooling, each of them associated to specific vocational training, to ensure a steady flow of skill workers. The project aims to tackle some of the shortcomings identified on qualification needs and gaps in order to have a workforce with relevant skills making feasible the implementation of the national action plans for EE and RES.


Developing new training schemes for continuous professional development;Selection of laboratory facilities and proper equipment to train and qualify trainees, giving special focus to the practice component.
Incorporate the EE and RES concepts in the training of existing qualifications and design new training contents related to new competences where the concept of energy efficiency in buildings and renewable energy sources becoming a cross-cutting issue in all building workers’ qualifications;Mobilization of the key actors, training providers, professional associations and interested stakeholders concerning continuous professional development in order to contribute to the exchange of good practices;Dissemination activities to raise awareness among owners regarding energy efficiency and integration of renewable energy during the rehabilitation of their buildings.

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Level of Progress: 
EU contribution: 
Trade / Profession: 
  • HVAC installers
  • electrical installers (energy infrastructure)
  • insulation installer
  • Heating, plumbing, ventilation, installers of RES systems
  • Electricity engineering and energy sector
  • Building engineering system installer
  • glazier/window installer

National contact information

National Laboratory of Energy and Geology, I.P. (LNEG)

Project patner(s)

Portuguese Energy Agency (ADENE)

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