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WE-Qualify - Pillar II

WE-Qualify aims to help the building sector of Cyprus to overcome the skills gap barrier facing the sector and especially the lack of competent qualified blue-collar workers for the construction of energy efficient buildings by the installation of RES and energy related building elements. The outcomes of WE-Qualify are expected to provide the key components for the upgrading of existing or drafting of new SVQs to be included in the future National Qualification Framework (NQF), an appropriate training methodology and a transparent and clearly defined qualification route. The ambition is to configure a competent workforce specialized on the Energy Performance of Buildings according to European criteria and standards, to encourage a greater number of blue-collar workers to advance their professional skills and knowledge and to help achieve the target for the construction of near zero energy buildings by 2020.


An operational qualification scheme for the workforce on the energy efficiency building sector;Acknowledged quality standards, professional frameworks and training methodology;Theoretical and practical training for blue-collar workers and trainers;Website offering access to a wide range of information in installation best practices and techniques, troubleshooting, available materials, techniques, etc.
A pool of skilled, qualified workforce according to the sector of their field of expertise;5 pilot training courses implemented with at least 25 participants;Qualification documentation presented to policy/decision makers in Cyprus;Increasing the awareness of enterprises and workers towards the energy targets and the need for continually improving their skills to address these targets.

Project details

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EU contribution: 
Trade / Profession: 
  • façade workers/ plasterer (building envelope)
  • HVAC installers
  • installation of thermopanes and exterior sunshades

National contact information

Cyprus Energy Agency
Anthi Charalambous

Project patner(s)

Cyprus productivity centre
Cyprus Organization for Standardisation
Human Resource Development Authority
Technical chamber of Cyprus
Cyprus Institute of Energy