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Fundación Laboral, in the European Sustainable Energy Week with projects on energy and water efficiency or energy poverty

The entity values the work of the international projects Construye 2020+, Construction Blueprint, Health & Safety Blueprint, Bus.Trainers, EPIU Getafe. Hogares Saludables and Watter Skills to achieve a more sustainable construction sector with a future.


This week is the European Sustainable Energy Week, organised annually by the European Commission, which offers several activities on sustainability and disseminate related events organised at Member States during May and June. Under the theme "Beyond the crisis: Clean energy for green recovery and growth", this year's edition takes place only through webinars and online meetings.

Fundacion Laboral joins this event by highlighting the work of our international projects Construye 2020+Construction Blueprint, Health & Safety Blueprint, Bus.Trainers, EPIU Getafe. Hogares Saludables and Watter Skills to achieve a more sustainable construction sector with a future in an increasingly green Europe.

As part of the programmes for this Sustainable Energy Week, the European initiative "Construye 2020+. A new boost for green jobs, growth and sustainability in construction", part of the Horizon 2020 programme, held on 25th and 26th June its first focus group with professionals and vocational training advisors for employment to evaluate the course on Thermal insulation of buildings, one of the first courses developed by the Spanish partnership.

The project also has the Construye 2020+ Forum Platform, where it is possible to collaborate in the exchange of experiences and good practices related to insulation and other sustainable construction issues.

The strategic project Construction Blueprint, which addresses new professional skills for the European construction industry in the areas of energy efficiency, digitalisation and the circular economy. During these days it is collecting new contacts and is having meetings with groups of experts from Spain, Germany, Belgium, Slovenia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Portugal, in order to have discussions and promote the exchange of information for the advancement of sustainable construction.

In addition, professionals interested in being part of the European Sectoral Skills Alliance can send a request to the LinkedIN group of the project.

Health & Safety Blueprint is the "sister project" of the previous one, in which during this period are being developed the modules of a course on the skills in Safety and Health that will be required by the new "green jobs" in the construction industry, and which will be available next autumn.

For the training of trainers in energy efficiency and renewable energy systems, Fundación Laboral offers the "Eco-Trainer" course by Bus.Trainers. The aim is that the teachers then transfer these new skills to the workers and future employees of the sector.  More than 100 people have already taken the course.

Through EPIU Getafe. Hogares Saludables project, the entity is working as a partner with Getafe City Council and seven other Spanish entities in this Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) initiative, which fights energy poverty in homes, buildings and neighbourhoods, improving the quality of life of citizens. The final objective of the project is to be scalable to other neighbourhoods and other cities in Spain and Europe.

In this Sustainable Energy Week we cannot forget about water and the water efficiency that can be achieved through building. Watter Skills project, in which the joint entity is participating, is working to apply water efficiency to the construction and renovation of buildings.  This initiative is working on the development of two courses, one for technicians in water efficiency and the other for experts in water efficiency, under the leadership of leading organisations in the field of energy efficiency, which will be available this summer.

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