Training for Retrofitting - Brussels, Belgium


Tue 11 Oct 2011 – Wed 12 Oct 2011
Hotel Silken Berlaymont, 11-19 Boulevard Charlemagne B-1000 Brussels

European Partners for the Environment, in partnership with the the other consortium members of the project TRAINREBUILD ( and with the support of the EU Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI), cordially invite to: Training for Retrofitting First Event of the European Forum on Training and Skills For Re-”Building”. How to Incentivise Local Authorities and Property Owners to Renovate Their Buildings. Date: 11 October 2011 Time: 09:00 – 18:00 Venue: Hotel Silken Berlaymont, 11-19 Boulevard Charlemagne B-1000 Brussels (Belgium). Tel: +32 (0)2-231 09 09 Directions: Language: English Registration: Place limitation. By invitation only. RSVP to: Please find attached a draft agenda for the event, which is organised back to back the annual European Commission DG REGIO Open Days Event. The Forum is proposed as a face-to-face, action-based place to facilitate the exchange of established best practices and evolving innovative solutions related to training, to achieve the energy-efficient retrofitting of Europe’s existing building stock. The key feature of the Forum is its holistic approach in involving the whole buildings chain in a common, results-oriented process. The Forum’s unique offering is to be a place for coordinated action among the different other initiatives at EU level addressing training and the building sector. The Forum will primarily address issues related to training for all actors aiming to retrofit to high-energy performance standards. The Forum is meant to encompass primarily the actors contributing to the supply side (architects, designers, construction workers), but also the demand side (property owners and tenants) and other relevant sector actors (e.g. building assessors, inspectors, asset managers, real estate market actors, surveyors). The topic for this first Forum event will be "Training for Retrofitting". The event will seek to elicit stakeholders views and identify coordinated perspectives and topic areas to be part of the Forum operations in 2011-2012. The event will introduce how the Forum will be working and what would be the specific themes addressed in the next events. Four meetings of the Forum are envisaged throughout 2011-2012. For each of the themes identified for the next events, the Forum will produce a set of precise recommendations directed to the target groups of the project TRAINREBUILD, such as national associations of property owners and selected local authorities members of the Covenant of Mayor. Attendance to this event is free of charge, however places are limited to 40 and participants will be accepted on a first come first served basis. To secure your participation, please RSVP with your details to: A confirmation message will be sent to you after the registration process is completed.