BUILD UP Skills is an EU Initiative to improve the qualification and skills of Europe's building workers which are essential to build, equip and renovate buildings of high energy performance. The Initiative focuses on continuing education of craftsmen and other on-site building workers.
From strategy to action: Based on agreed national roadmaps the BUILD UP Skills Initiative will support the introduction or upgrade of concrete qualification schemes on regional, national and multi-national level.
Get engaged! BUILD UP Skills brings together all relevant stakeholders in national platforms to exchange on training and qualification of the building workforce on energy-efficiency and renewable energy. Professional chambers, trade unions, industries, experts on training...
Contribute to national priority setting: a key achievement of BUILD UP Skills will be endorsed national roadmaps pinpointing to the most important changes and concrete measures needed in the continuous education system of the building sector.
Barriers to the training of building workers from various crafts will be identified. The need for improved skills to ensure significant energy savings in buildings will be quantified and priority measures for the up-skill of on-site construction workers will be established.
Share and win: New skills and qualifications for the building sector are a common challenge across Europe. 30 European countries have joined forces and work together, to share their ideas and findings and to learn from each other.


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GOAL {jcomments off}

  • To define and quantify the needs and possibilities of the Macedonian building sectors in contributing to the achievement of ambitious national energy efficiency (EE) targets;
  • Defining the necessary workforce and skills for construction of nearly zero-energy buildings.



Creation of the workforce with sufficient knowledge or specialisation in the construction of nearly zero-energy buildings; legislative and policy measures need to be developed in turn to trigger the market evaluation of the qualified workforce.

In order to contribute to achieving the ambitious national EE targets, project BUS-M intends to:

  • Analyze the national status quo of the existing legislation concerning energy efficiency and renewable sources, as well to make an analysis of the gap between the existing and necessary workforce in building sector and their skills;
  • Develop a national roadmap for establishing a system of lifelong training of building workers in the realm of energy efficiency;
  • Establish national platform from institutions that support the achievement of national goals and roadmap, which will define the target groups and qualifications that should be included in the process of continued education and further training;
  • Provide the endorsement of the national roadmap by: 1) non-government institutions, and by 2) government, process managed by the Steering committee.


National platform of qualifications is a network of contacts and organizations, that are actively engaged in providing competent and qualified macedonian workforce in building sector, necessary for achievement of national energy efficiency targets. It is consisted from:

  • Steering Committee
  • Secretariat

The Platform will act through: workgroups and meetings.



  • Practical skills of builders to be able for implementing EE activities and constructing nearly zero-energy buildings;
  • Quality control of the process of construction of EE objects;
  • Knowledge that will ensure quality of energy efficiency of the objects.


  • Increasing and improving the skills of the construction workers in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources;
  • Defining new qualifications and skills of the on-site workers and system installers in the building sector, concerning EE and RES;
  • Assessment of the necessary number of workers to meet the energy targets of 2020 and beyond.


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