Intelligent Energy Europe: Build up skills - qualification and training schemes
The 2007-2013 Intelligent Energy Europa programme forms part of the EU's Competitiveness and Innovation framework Programme. The objective of the IEE programme is to contribute to secure, sustainable and competitively priced energy for Europe. Build Up Skills is the EU's Initiative on Training and Qualification of the Building Workforce The Initiative focuses on continuing the education and training of craftsmen and other on-site workers in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings after initial education and training or after they have entered working life, including qualification of the unemployed workforce. The Initiative has two main pillars: I. National qualification platforms and roadmaps to 2020: The first pillar — ‘National qualification platforms and roadmaps to 2020’ — aims to trigger processes to gather all relevant stakeholders in a country and should result in a strategy and roadmap, e.g. on quantified needs, measures, priorities, accreditation, etc. A maximum of one action per country has been funded, lasting for a maximum duration of 18 months. II. Qualification and training schemes: The second pillar — ‘Qualification schemes’ — invites proposals for introducing new or upgrading existing qualification schemes. These should be based on an established roadmap to 2020. BUILD UP Skills — Priorities 2013: Support activities to newly establish or upgrade large-scale qualification and training schemes based on the roadmap recommendations (of Pillar I or equivalent). Actions could include development of materials, training of the trainers, coordination activities for the set-up/upgrading and operation of large-scale training schemes (including establishing voluntary agreements, accreditation and certification mechanisms, financing arrangements using ESF funding) as well as promotional/communication activities.
All applicants must be legal entities whether public of private, established in the territory of the 27 EU member states, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Croatia, or the Former Republic of Macedonia.