CROSKILLS - Energy training for the building sector

Project description

The project aims to define and quantify the needs and possibilities of the Croatian building sector in contributing to the achievement of ambitious national energy efficiency (EE) targets, which are aligned with the EU target of increasing EE for 20% by the year 2020. New strategic initiative under the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme aims to boost continuing of further education and training of craftsmen and other on-site construction workers and systems installers in the building sector.

In order to contribute to achieving the ambitious national EE targets, project CROSKILLS intends to: analyse the national status quo, develop a national roadmap for establishing a system of continuous energy efficiency education of building sector workers and assure an endorsement of the national road map and thus a system of market evaluation of qualified workforce


In simple words, this project aims to develop steps of action needed to upgrade the current knowledge and skills of workers in building and construction sector, to be able to adapt to new standards and requirements aligned with energy efficiency targets. The education is to be done in a systematic way, with set quality performance standards and based on baseline assessment of current knowledge and practice.


Donors Amount
University of Zagreb Faculty of Civil Engineering $48.312
Project status
Project duration
30 June 2012-30 December 2013
Geographic coverage
Focus area
Energy and Environment
Project officer
Robert Pašičko (
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering; Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning; Regional Environmental Centre; Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts; School of Building and Crafts Čakovec; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture; Knauf Insulation Ltd.; United Nations Development Programme Croatia; Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Economy; Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts; Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Environment and Nature protection; Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports; Agency for Vocational Education and Adult Learning (ASOO); Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund; Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Technology Department; City of Zagreb; Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers (HKIG); Trade Union of Construction Industry of Croatia (SGH); REGEA – Regional Energy Agency Northwest Croatia; Building & Construction Technical High School, Zagreb; Rudjer Boskovic Tehnical School in Zagreb; Saint Gobain Isover Croatia Ltd.; Tehnika Inc.; DOOR – Society for Sustainable Development Design; Croatian Association of Facade Thermal Insulation Systems (HUPFAS); Croatian Society for Infrared Thermography (HUICT); Association of PVC Joinery Manufacturers
Project document
Project document

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