1 October 2018, Budapest - Last week, over 500 talented youth from 28 countries gathered in Budapest to showcase their professional skills at EuroSkills 2018. This bi-annual event is a cornerstone for the promotion of professional development of European youth, which is why AIE has been a supporter of the electrical installation segment of the competition for the past 4 years.
With the new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) adopted in June, it is now up to Member States to make it a reality in their respective national legislation. While the Directive is ambitious and provides a unique opportunity to make Europe’s ageing building stock cleaner, smarter, and more efficient, there is one tool that will be absolutely necessary for this Directive to be successful – inspections.
24 September 2018, Stockholm – On 20 -21 September, AIE’s and GCP Europe’s annual joint event, the Installers’ Summit, took place in Stockholm. With over 100 sector leaders participating from Europe and beyond, 10 strategic meetings and workshops, and an exciting conference line-up, this event was a huge success for both associations and installers across the EU.
Five years ago, the EU Commission introduced trade defence measures for solar cells and modules, to protect the EU industry from the import of Chinese products sold below market value.
In light of the negative effects that these measures have had on the electrical contracting business, AIE and many AIE members have consistently called for their phase out. Last week, we did this again by signing a letter together with more than 250 EU companies and associations.
11 June 2018, Brussels – Today, AIE, along with other associations in the construction sector, have called upon EU policy makers to support the digitalisation of the construction industry by releasing ‘The European Digital Construction Manifesto’.
4 April 2018, Brussels – Today marks the first day of the European Association for Electrical Contractors’ (AIE) new leadership as the association moves forward to strengthen the interests of electrical contractors at the EU-level.