BUILD UP Skills > NEWCOM + CraftEdu

BUILD UP Skills is a multi-annual initiative financed through the IEE programme. With these projects, representatives of the building industry, public authorities and the vocational training sector of 21 European countries were committed to establishing national roadmaps for training and qualifying their craftsmen and other on-site workers (including renewable energy system installers) on high energy performance solutions for the building sector. 17&4 Organisationsberatung was moderator of the national platform and National Roadmap (Austria)

Cross-Craft was the first follow up project, providing training for interdisciplinary working on site. The National Training Standard offers the following qualifications:

  • On-site CrossCraft Module (3 hours), Basic CrossCraft Module (2 days), Quality Coach Training (3 days), Special Module Installation of renewable energy systems (1 day).
  • CrossCraft: Statements of professionals in the construction sector, Video




is a follow up project to enable Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB). It has been started 2017 as a contribution to guarantee a low energy demand of new and deep renovation of buildings with nearly-zero energy standard. On the one hand blue collar workers need new and special competences for their on-site work, on the other hand it is foreseen to qualify persons who can inspect the quality of the buildings. For this, the project is deveoloping measures to:

  • set up promising qualification schemes for blue collar workers and building inspection
  • raise the market demand for the developed certification schemes to implement missing professional qualification
  • enable certification and mutual recognition between different member states

With the aim of a Europe-wide comparability of acquired skills, a competence database has been created. This database provides a basis for the mutual recognition of skills of professionals throughout

Project management: Austrian Energy Agency, Project partners: 17&4 Organisationsberatung GmbH, Energieagentur Steiermark, EMI (H), ISSO and TNO (NL), ViaEuropa Competence Centre (SK)

Project website:, Factsheet, Informationsblatt

DI Ronald Setznagel



Horizon 2020 project setting up national qualification and training schemes for craftsmen and on-site workers in the field of energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources in buildings. It is managed in accordance with NEWCOM to enable Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB).

  • Elaboration of common learning outcomes leading to mutual recognition of the acquired qualification;
  • Setting up national qualification and training scheme for craftsmen in the Czech Republic and develop the further offer of training courses in Slovakia, Austria and Bulgaria:
  • Development of 7 new training programmes for craftsmen in the Czech Republic for the professions HVAC installer, Carpenter, Low-voltage electrician, High-voltage electrician, Waterproofing installer, Stove and chimney builder, Inspecting technician;
  • Development of 5 new training programmes for craftsmen in the Slovakia for the professions: Window installer, Waterproofing installer, Low-voltage electrician, High-voltage electrician, Carpenter;
  • Piloting of the courses with 100 participants in the Czech Republic and Slovakia amd 40 in Austria and Bulgaria;
  • Roll out within the VET systems of the Czech Republic and Slovakia with 1000 trained students each;
  • Development of new e-learning programmes.

Members of consortium:
SEVEn, The Energy Efficiency Center, z.ú. (coordinator) Czech Republic
VIAEUROPA Competence Center, sro Slovakia
Zväz stavebných podnikateľov Slovenska Slovakia
Svaz podnikatelů ve stavebnictví v ČR Czech Republic
Ústav vzdelávania a služieb, sro Slovakia
Slovenská inovačná a energetická agentúra Slovakia
Nadace pro rozvoj architektury a stavitelství Czech Republic
České vyskoé učení technické Czech Republic
Energy Efficiency Center – EnEffect Foundation Bulgaria
17&4 Organisationsberatung GmbH Austria


DI Ronald Setznagel