In all countries* national teams have been formed. Each country team first works on a detailed analysis of the national status quo. The aim is to assess and quantify supply and demand in the building sector until 2020 and beyond, and to identify specific skills shortages by craft occupation as well as key barriers. The majority of status quo reports are expected by June 2012.
This analysis will be the basis for broad discussions with public and private stakeholders about current gaps, future needs and priorities, leading to the elaboration and endorsement of a national roadmap of priority measures to up-skill the qualification of craftsmen, other on-site workers and system installers of buildings. The identified measures should aim at reaching the 2020 targets in the building sector.
All country teams create an open discussion platform with stakeholders. Interest in these activities is impressively high and many stakeholders have already joined a national platform. To get involved contact the national BUILD UP Skills coordinator.
* In November 2011, 21 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden and Slovenia) formed national teams and started working.
In June 2012, a maximum of nine more countries (Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta and Slovakia) are expected to join, provided that they successfully complete the contract negotiations.