Call 2012/2013 Build Up Skills, IEE
With Build Up Skills, IEE II aims to unite forces to increase the number of qualified workers in the building workforce in Europe. Build Up Skills will contribute to the objectives of the two flagship initiatives of the Commission’s ‘Europe 2020’ strategy ‘Resource-efficient Europe’ and‘An Agenda for new skills and jobs’ as well as the Energy Efficiency Plan. It will also enhance interactions with the existing structures and funding instruments like the European Social Fund and the Lifelong Learning Programme.
Scope and timeframe of the Initiative
The Initiative focuses on continuing the education and training of craftsmen and other on-site workers in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings after initial education and training or after they have entered working life, including qualification of the unemployed workforce.
The Initiative has two main pillars:
I. National qualification platforms and roadmaps to 2020: The first pillar — ‘National qualification platforms and roadmaps to 2020’ — aims to trigger processes to gather all relevant stakeholders in a country and should result in a strategy and roadmap, e.g. on quantified needs, measures, priorities, accreditation, etc. One action per country is expected (exceptions possible), lasting for a maximum duration of 18 months.
II. Qualification and training schemes: The second pillar — ‘Qualification schemes’ —invites proposals for introducing new or upgrading existing qualification schemes. These should be based on an established roadmap to 2020.
Building Workforce Training and Qualification — Proposed Priorities 2012:
Qualification and training schemes (Pillar II)
Proposals must demonstrate priority according to the national roadmap developed under Pillar I orequivalent. Priority is given to supporting activities to newly establish or upgrade large-scalequalification and training schemes based on the roadmap recommendations. Actions could include the development of new and/or upgrading of training courses (including development of materials, training of the trainers), coordination activities for the set-up/upgrading and operation of large-scale training schemes (including establishing voluntary agreements, accreditation and certification mechanisms, financing arrangements) as well as promotional/communication activities.
Proposed schemes must
• be in line with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and national qualification framework and be based on learning outcomes,
• address the financing of the trainings as well as other kind of incentives to be installed as well as the sustainability of the schemes,
• include the monitoring and evaluation of the first running of the scheme.
Schemes which are mandatory under the EPBD/RES Directive or specific national legislation will not be eligible for financial support. Support could, however, be provided for promotional activities related to mandatory schemes. Costs related to the implementation of training courses per se will not be eligible for funding under this initiative.
National qualification platforms and roadmaps to 2020 (Pillar I)
Only open for countries where no project was selected under the Call 2011 (i.e. CZ, FR, FL, GR, HR, IS, LU, LT, MK, MT, SK). Activities developing a national roadmap to embed the training on intelligent energy solutions for buildings in the mainstream curricula and practice of building professionals targeted by the initiative (craftsmen and other on-site workers). Based on a complete analysis of the national situation, the roadmap should take into account the expected contribution of the building sector to the national 2020 targets and the requirements for ‘nearly zero-energy buildings’. It should focus primarily on training the existing workforce as craftsmen (continuing education) but could also address initial education and could address a selected number of crafts and professions. It should also be designed in a way that will facilitate replication of the schemes and processes to other crafts.
To benefit from the initiative, national platforms need to establish a convincing and inclusive process for consultation of and participation by the relevant recognised stakeholders in both the building and the education/training sectors (representatives of the relevant crafts, industry associations, educational and vocational training institutes and relevant public authorities). As a result, national roadmaps should be endorsed by relevant authorities and stakeholders with a commitment to carry out and implement the proposed strategy.
Call 2012 Deadline: 30 April 2013, 17:00 CET
BUILD UP Skills, the Sustainable Building Workforce Initiative- Training and Qualification in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy – Pillar II CALL 2013
Pillar II was first opened in 2012, with a deadline in 2013 to allow the taking into account of results from Pillar I. Work Programme 2013 will be the 2nd opening for support to the implementation of national roadmap’s recommendations by providing support to the setting-up/upgrading of large-scale qualification and training schemes for the targeted building professionals.
BUILD UP Skills – Pillar II Priorities 2013:
Support activities to newly establish or upgrade large-scale qualification and training schemes based on the roadmap recommendations (of Pillar I or equivalent). Actions could include development of materials, training of the trainers, coordination activities for the set-up/upgrading and operation of large-scale training schemes (including establishing voluntary agreements, accreditation and certification mechanisms, financing arrangements using ESF funding) as well as promotional/communication activities.
Call 2013 Deadline: 28 November 2013, 17:00 CET
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