On 30 November 2016, the European Commission presented the Clean Energy for all Europeans package, which aims at boosting clean energy transition in Europe.
The transition towards a decarbonised economy is not only a necessary response to the threat of climate change, it is also a great opportunity – in terms of generating growth, investment and jobs.
In the construction sector, in the context of energy efficiency investment, the transition is expected to be a major source of both low-skilled and high-skilled jobs, and there will be a demand for new competences at both the design and construction stages.
In this landscape, it is fundamental that we identify common approaches and standards through which we can recognise these skills, and support the mobility of workers across Europe.
Bricks of Skills is a partnership project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, that brings together partners from six countries to address these issues. Running from 2018 to 2021, the project partners are working towards the aims and objectives set out below.
Natural | Sustainable Materials
Future of Construction
Modern | Eco Friendly
Future of Construction
The core objective of Bricks of Skills is the development of flexible learning pathways focused on energy efficiency. We are designing these pathways to help learners develop the skills they need to contribute to the creation of innovative energy solutions for Europe.
The learning pathways are also being designed in accordance with the ECVET model, with the aim of achieving mutual recognition of skills and qualifications, to overcome the fragmentation of construction professions and lack of standardisation at EU level, and facilitate free movement of construction professionals in the EU.
Learning pathways will comprise Units of Learning, which will be transferable, and be applicable to different qualifications. The aim of this is to develop crosscutting understanding of the different trades in the construction sector.
Bricks of Skills also aims to enable learners to build a qualification at their own pace from learning outcomes acquired in their own country and abroad.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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