The activities that should define the next project approach, imply to identifying the existing skills’ environment in the whole project partner countries.This research identified over 500 sources of information relevant to the EE skills.

EU funded and private projects have, over the last 10+ years, developed a lot of knowledge in the field of energy efficient (EE) design and construction of new and refurbished buildings. University of Ljubljana led the project activities on the state-oft the art research of the best practices in the field of energy skills.

The team has identified over 500 sources of information relevant to the EE skills. The research has been comprehensive, as the content comes from various countries, projects, universities, training organizations, recruiters, and others. Some key findings address the challenges related to the transition of EE skills from national to inter-regional level, due to methodological differences, language barriers and organizational issues, development and advancement of opportunities for solving national advancement of opportunities for solving national problems through initiatives successfully tested elsewhere, appropriate alignment on inter-regional level and taking the future EE agenda forwards.

In addition, we provide a base that shall allow us to evaluate the impact of existing initiatives on EE and digital skills management on the construction sectors through the survey conducted on an inter-regional level. The aim of the survey is to get a comprehensive insight into how we can help industry professionals the most. The final step will be to define a strategy for collaboration on the inter-regional level, which will boost the demand and supply of energy skills.

Reported by prof. Tomo Cerovsek, University of Ljubljana.