The Construction ecosystem includes:
- Building of residential and non-residential estates
- Building of roads and railways
- Building of utilities and civil engineering
- Associated activates
Find out more about the LSP(s) in this ecosystem and their commitments below:
The Renovation Wave, related to improving energy efficiency of EU buildings, will play a key role in the European Green Deal, with which Europe declared its ambition to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected the industry and highlighted the importance of mobility and good conditions for construction workers within the EU, as well as of action to build skills for a fair and resilient recovery.
Size of the labour market
The EU construction industry represents 6.1% of total EU workforce (12.7 million workers).
Commitments made under the Pact for Skills
The partnership represented by sectoral social partners, is committed to upskill and reskill at least 25% of the EU construction workforce (3 million people) in the next 5 years, including by building strong partnerships, monitoring occupational supply/demand chains, and anticipating knowledge and skills needs. They also aim at attracting more young people and women to the construction sector, and promoting a culture of lifelong learning for all.