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Construction Blueprint

Construction Blueprint – Sector Skills Alliance Blueprint for the Construction Industry

Duration: 48 months (January 2019 – January 2023)
LIT Project Budget: € 203,164
Total Project Budget: € 3,999,665

What is Construction Blueprint?


The Constructon Blueprint Project will drive a crucial change and invigorate the construction industry by addressing skills shortages, gaps and mismatches in the labour market through a common EU Sectoral Skills Strategy. The project will address three key areas for the Construction Industry: Energy Efficiency (EE) Digitalisation, and Circular economy including bio-based and secondary recycled products.

The Constrcution Blueprint project has a strong and diverse partnership incorporating 3 EU sectorial umbrella organisations, namely FIEC, EBC (construction companies’ representatives) and EFBWW (trade unions), 9 National sectorial representatives from 9 countries and 12 Vocational and Education Training providers in construction. These 24 partners come from 12 EU countries and will work together to develop a new sectorial strategic approach for cooperation on skills in the construction industry, supporting better matching between skill needs of companies and skills provided by training centers.

Objectives and aims of the project

The Skills Blueprint for the Construction Industry project aims to develop specific relevant instruments to address skills shortages, gaps, future skills and to match skills demands and supply by setting up a sustainable sectorial Alliance between European construction sector representatives and sectorial Vocational and Educational Training centres. In order to reduce the skill gaps addressed by the industry and the training provision, it is important to support growth, innovation and competitiveness in the construction industry.

This Sustainable Sectorial Alliance is to establish a common framework that will allow the whole sector at the European level to drive the needed changes towards the same direction through the “WatchTower”.

Further Information

Project Factsheet (PDF)


Development Unit Manager
Seamus Hoyne

Project Officer
Lis O’ Brien

Funded by Erasmus+, KA2: Cooperation and Innovation for Good Practices

LIT Activities (Development Unit)

  • LIT is actively involved in assessing the Status Quo of the construction industry, prepare a PESTLE analysis with interviews from relevant bodies in Ireland.  

  • LIT leads the coordination of identifying good practices at local, regional and national level addressing skills, gaps, shortages and mismatches in each country.  

  • LIT to create a database with detailed informative fiches to be deployed on-line in an interactive map. 

  • LIT to design and implement an on-line training action (MOOC) on Energy efficiency, digitalisation and circular economy for construction workers. 

  • LIT to work on the Big Data observatory to provide valuable information on skills needs  

  • LIT to work on the virtual tool (SSA Portal) where project outputs will be available for all stakeholders to enhance collaborative work.