Reducing energy demand is the sustainable answer to protect citizens against rising energy prices. To deliver on massive energy renovation programmes required to secure such energy-saving gains we need a much greater focus on workforce upskilling. This session, co-organised by Renovate Europe, E3G and the EFBWW, will focus on the needs of today’s workforce in terms of building renovations and will highlight funding opportunities in the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2021-2027 to help regions and cities step up to the challenge.

Moderator: Adrian Joyce, Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign


  • Luis Galiano Bastarrica, Policy Assistant for Climate and Energy Policies at DG REGIO G.1 “Smart and Sustainable Growth”
  • Rolf Gehring, Political Secretary of the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW)
  • Vilislava Ivanova, Senior Researcher at E3G