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Civil Engineers

High Level Tripartite Strategic Forum on Construction, 5th Meeting

6 March 2017, Brussels

On 6th March 2017, the 5th Meeting of the High Level Tripartite Strategic Forum was held in Brussels. The Meeting was chaired by Ms Fulvia Raffaelli, Head of Unit - Clean Technologies and Products (acting), DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.

ECCE was invited to participate in the HLF since its first meeting a few years ago. Until last year Fernando Branco ECCE Former President was representing ECCE in the HLF. Current ECCE Vice President / President Elect Aris Chatzidakis took over this role since the beginning of this year.

The objective of the meeting was to reflect upon the recently published Winter Energy Union Package and its flagship action on "Accelerating clean energy in buildings" with its particular focus on the construction value chain. The meeting also set the priority areas and actions that will serve as the base for the future of the Construction 2020 Strategy.


The presentations that were dlivered during the meeting, the rapporteur's conclusions on the main topics of discussion, as well as the minutes of the meeting can be found at the following links: 

Meeting Agenda

PRESENTATION 1 - Digitalisation of the construction sector - "A glimpse into the processses related to the digitalization of the construction sector in Lithuania", Mr Čergelis, Chief Desk Officer of the Design, Construction Products and Process Standardisation Division, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania

PRESENTATION 2 - Skills for sustainable construction - "Skills for a 'transformational' construction sector - Case: Spain", Mr Enrique Corral Alvarez, CEO of Fundación Laboral de la Construcción (FLC)

PRESENTATION 3 - Resource efficiency: Innovative building models for sustainable construction - "Innovative approaches for resource efficient, sustainable construction", Ms Agnes Schuurmans, Manager Public Affairs – Sustainability, Group Public Affairs & Health, Rockwool International A/S

Reporting on the main discussion points, Rapporteur Mr Jan Maarten de Vet, Ecorys (Technical Secretariat)

Minutes of the 5th HLF Meeting 

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