Co4Health – Competences for
Healthy Building in Construction Professions

Co4Health – Competences for Healthy Building in Construction Professions

We spend 80% of our lives indoors. Indoor health is therefore becoming increasingly important, also due to societal changes and climate change. This is redefining the action strategies for the building industry – including securing skilled workers with up-to-date skills.

Co4Health aims to show how knowledge on the topic of healthy building and skills in dealing with new processes, materials and technologies can be taught and anchored in vocational training in a practice-oriented manner.

As a contribution to increasing the labour market relevance, attractiveness and future orientation of vocational education and training, we develop practical and innovative materials: learning scenarios that link subject-specific competences with transversal ones. This is done on the basis of a detailed collection of current data on competence requirements, which are illustrated in a matrix.

The result is a model for integrating the topic of healthy construction into vocational education and training. It includes training for teachers, action plans for capacity building of VET institutions and recommendations for regulatory policy.

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Implemented in:

Germany, Finland, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands



Berlin partners:

Berufsförderungswerk der Bauindustrie Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.

Transnational partners:

Finland: Jokilaaksojen koulutuskuntayhtymä
Italy: Scuola Costruzioni Vicenza Andrea Palladio
Poland: Zespół Szkół Budownictwa Nr 1, Politechnika Poznańska
the Netherlands: Stichting CHAIN5

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Grazyna Wittgen
Tel: +49 (30) 809941-14


European Commission – Erasmus+


Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.