Proceedings from the CA Joint Workshop in Madrid September 2023

Proceedings from the CA Joint Workshop in Madrid September 2023

Meeting the 2030 targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency in the EU is dependent on the availability of qualified labour. However, as it stands there is a shortage of qualified workers in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors to make this happen. It is therefore essential to implement measures to address skills gaps and workforce shortages, make the sectors more attractive to work in and harmonise training requirements and skills across the EU. Cooperation between companies, public authorities, training providers and other stakeholders is essential in this endeavour.

Joint workshop on  workforce shortages and upskilling for the clean energy transition

The Three Concerted Actions for the Renewable Energy Directive, Energy Efficiency Directive and Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (CA RES, CA EED and CA EPBD) held their second joint workshop in Madrid on the 28th and 29th September focused on skills for the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.

As a contribution to the European Year of Skills 2023, the workshop aimed to encourage cooperation and coordination between the institutions that are implementing the three directives and explore challenges and opportunities to make the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors more attractive to prospective workers and standardise training requirements.

The workshop succeeded in bringing together experts from many different backgrounds and it was encouraging to see that there were already many good practices and programmes being implemented by the Member States.

Session topics

The workshop covered a variety of topics with sessions on:

  • EU projects aimed at decarbonisation and innovative approaches to upskilling the building workforce
  • Member States’ policy approaches and support programmes
  • Energy Performance Contracting and the public sector
  • Cross-border recognition of skills and workforce
  • Heat pump training of installers

 

Joint workshop proceedings

To read and download the documents and presentations from each of the sessions, please click on the appropriate link from the options below. Further information is available  in Glasscubes for CA EPBD members.

 

Presentations

Introduction session: European policies and programmes & Skills for a holistic approach to the building renovation process

Session 1: Member States policy approaches and support programmes – forecasting and needs assessment

Session 2: Building public body competence for Energy Performance Contracting

Session 3: Member States policy approaches and support programmes – incorporating the clean energy transition into workforce policy programmes

Session 4: Cross border mutual recognition of workforce groups

Session 5: Member States policy approaches and support programmes – workforce development

Session 6: Heat pumps – Member State approaches to installation, deployment and financing mechanisms

Session 7: Member States policy approaches and support programmes – training and education

Session 8: Heat pumps – action plans and training programmes