Construction Blueprint

Mercedes Oriol Vico
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Summary and objectives

Construction Blueprint. Skills Blueprint for the Construction Industry is a project funded by the 2018 Call of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, inscribed within Key Action 2 of the Sector Skills Alliances (Lot 3) for implementing a new strategic approach (Blueprint) to sectoral cooperation on skills.

The main objective of Construction Blueprint is to develop a new sectoral strategic approach to cooperate on skills in the Construction industry, and support a better matching between skills need of companies and skills provided by training centres. To achieve this goal successfully, the project gathers three Sectoral European Organizations, along with nine National Sectoral representatives and twelve Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher Education providers from twelve European Union countries.


Project overview

  • Duration: 4 years, from January 2019 to December 2022.
  • Budget: 4.000.000 €.
  • Project Coordinator: Fundación Laboral de la Construcción (Spain).


Sectoral Skills Strategy

This Blueprint will be arranged through a Sectoral Skills Strategy, that will bring together lessons learned from other initiatives and will be outlines from a holistic approach, identifying political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors which may be affecting sector skills and training offer. Encompassed with activities, milestones, outcomes and outputs, the following activities will be developed during the course of the project:

  • Collecting good practices at national and regional level to illustrate and promote other initiatives addressing skill gaps.
  • Designing and deliver a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) to raise awareness among construction workers about new skills drivers: digitalisation, energy efficiency and circular economy.
  • Creating a tool (Observatory) to provide valuable information about particular skill needs at least at regional/national level.
  • Building upon a revision methodology of construction professional profiles and qualifications.
  • Carrying out an outreach campaign for the Construction industry to promote its attractiveness among youngsters and women, identifying and promoting solutions to facilitate mobility of construction workers in Europe.
  • Creating a new virtual tool (website) where all project outputs will be available for stakeholders, as well as a Sector Skills Alliance platform for collaborative work.

Blueprint will be starting deployed by getting main market players involved (Education-Economic-Political-Environment-Civil Society/Cultural) taking up opportunities to make the best of their talents. They will constitute together with the partnership, the Sector Skills Alliance, the necessary driver to push a sustainable sectoral strategy and Blueprint implementation.


This Blueprint for the Construction industry gathers three Sectoral European Organisations, along with nine national sectoral representatives and twelve Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher Education providers from twelve European Union countries.

Project Coordinator:

  • Fundación Laboral de la Construcción.
Sectoral European Organizations:
  • European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC).
  • European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW).
  • European Builders Confederation (EBC).
National Sectoral Representatives:
  • Associazione Nazionale Costruttori Edili (Ance) -Italy-.
  • Confédération Construction (CC) -Belgium-.
  • Confederación Nacional de la Construcción (CNC) -Spain-.
  • Fédération Française du Bâtiment (FFB) -France-.
  • Gospodarska Zbornica Slovenije (CCIS) -Slovenia-.
  • Lithuanian Builders Association (LSA) -Lithuania-.
  • Panhellenic Association of Engineers Contractor of Public Works (PEDMEDE) -Greece-.
  • Zentralverband des Deutschen Baugewerbes (ZDB) -Germany-.
  • Budowlani -Poland-.
Construction VET and Higher Education Providers:
  • Institute of Vocational Training (AKMI) -Greece-.
  • Berufsförderungswerk der Bauindustrie NRW gGmbH (BFW-NRW) -Germany-.
  • Bildungszentren des Baugewerbes e.V. (BZB) -Germany-.
  • Comité de Concertation et de Coordination de l’Apprentissage du Bâtiment et des Travaux Publics (CCCA-BTP) -France-.
  • Centre IFAPME Liège-Huy-Verviers -Belgium-.
  • Centro de Formação Profissional da Indústria da Construção Civil e Obras Públicas do Sul (Cenfic) -Portugal-.
  • Ente per la Formazione e l’addestramento professionale nell’edilizia (Formedil) -Italy-.
  • Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) -Ireland-.
  • Satakunnan Koulutuskuntayhtymä (Sataedu) -Finland-.
  • Šolski center Kranj (SCKR) -Slovenia-.
  • Viesoji istaiga Vilniaus statybininku rengimo centras (VSRC) -Lithuania-.



During the project life, the partnership will develop several phases to achieve the objectives and to obtain outcomes that support the main objective: New Sectoral Strategic approach to cooperate on skills in the Construction industry. 

  1. Construction Status Quo and Sectoral Skills Strategy.
  2. Enabling transnational sector-wide new skills.
  3. WatchTower of skills needs in the Construction industry.
  4. Study on occupational profiles and qualifications.
  5. Outreach campaigns for the Construction industry.
  6. Sector Skills Alliance and deployment of the Blueprint.


The main advantage and benefit of implementing the current project is that it brings together the Construction industry and the Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers, in an attempt to establish a strategic approach for the coming years, in order to tackle the challenge of addressing the skills shortages of the sector’s workers and the purpose of matching the workers’ skills with the needs and demands of the labour market. This new Strategy will be clearly connected to the general Strategy for the growth of the European Construction industry and complementary to other initiatives and measures implemented for the sector.

The results being achieved are:

  • PESTLE Analysis: Report about the Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental factors, which may impact the Construction industry and may be affecting in turn skills shortages, gaps and mismatches.
  • Status Quo report on Sectoral Skills: Report with the current “state of the art” of Construction industry sectoral skills, showing: discrepancy between current and future skills, in order to establish the training needs of workers in the sector in the short and medium term; estimation of the number of workers that should be trained as well as in which vocational profile; and measures, recommendations, actions, etc. for the Blueprint deployment.
  • Roadmap and Action Plan: Roadmap report with the strategies, measures, activities, results and plan of action to be applied to adapt skills demand and current offer, which will conform the Sectoral Skills Strategy that will be also a fundamental part to deploy the Construction industry Blueprint.
  • Interactive Map of Good practices and/or innovative initiatives: Digital resource with the collection of good practices and/or innovative initiatives which are tackling with gaps and mismatched skills, as well as best practices to reap the benefits of EU funding to support different career paths, mobility projects, entrepreneurship opportunities, etc.
  • Skills+ Training Action: Online Course that will raise awareness and provide a basic upgrading of skills on Energy Efficiency, Digitalisation and Circular Economy. The successful completion of the course will provide a certificate endorsed by a Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Observatory: Web-based tool to anticipate skills needs by using a Big Data methodology at national and regional level, by the combination of the information coming from primary sources (survey) and secondary ones. This tool will support partners in making decisions concerning training offer.
  • List of profiles to be updated and prioritisation: Report about the methodology to proceed in a systematic way with the identification of occupational profiles that need to be reviewed, updated or eventually created in the Construction industry.
  • Prioritisation of qualifications that need to be updated: Report about the priorities for revision of existing qualifications as well as to propose new skills depending on the occupational profiles, if any, to be introduced in each National Qualification Framework.
  • Materials for the campaign: Web-based information and promotional material that cover the objective of increasing the attractiveness of the Construction industry.
  • The Quintuple Helix model and the Construction SSA: Report under the criteria of the Quintuple Helix Model that will help to create the Sector Skills Alliance (SSA) and deploy the Blueprint in a systematic way, guaranteeing the involvement and endorsement of key stakeholders as well as a longstanding Alliance.
  • Endorsement events reports: After each endorsement seminar held in each participant country, the host partner will write down a report with the results obtained.
  • SSA Portal: Website where all project outputs will be available, including the developed online tools such as the Interactive map and the Observatory, information about news and events, social media connection, etc. It will also host a Sector Skills Alliance (SSA) platform for collaborative work, to bring around the table relevant stakeholders who will help to define and implement the Blueprint.

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems

Partnership composition

Profile name Location Project coordinator
Fundación Laboral de la Construcción Coordinator
Confederación Nacional de la Construcción (CNC)
Centre IFAPME Liège-Huy-Verviers
Confédération Construction
Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)
European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC)
European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW)
European Builders Confederation (EBC)
Satakunnan koulutuskuntayhtymä (SATAEDU)
Comité de concertation et de coordination de l’apprentissage du bâtiment et des travaux publics (CCCA-BTP)

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Document Published: 28.10.2020
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