Bus-GoCircular helps local governments boost demand for skills in circular construction
8 Mar 2023
The EU-funded project Bus-GoCircular has developed two tools to stimulate demand for skills in circular construction. These are a policy guidance and a slide deck training material. Both documents are aimed at public authorities in local and regional goverments and seek to boost demand for skilled energy efficiency professionals in the construction sector.
The policy guidance, written by project partner ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, highlights good practices and replicable examples across Europe to to raise awareness among practitioners and policymakers about their ability to promote a more circular construction sector and upskill professionals. It also highlights the various levers at their disposal to support this transition.
The training material aims to help public procurers and policymakers better understand how they can stimulate demand for circular construction skills through public procurement. This slide deck can be used as a self-learning tool, with links to other resources to learn more about the topic. It can also be used and adapted as needed to help to raise awareness among colleagues and partners on how they can promote circular construction skills.
The overall aim of BUS-GoCircular is to address and overcome the challenges of stimulating demand for a circular construction skilled workforce, along with the hands-on capacity building to increase the number of skilled professionals within the workforce across the value chain. Local and regional governments can use a wide range of policy levers to stimulate this demand.