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Our activities

In order to achieve its aims, UNIEP's main activities consist in:

Information - communication through the publication on the web site of a Newsletter, a Policy Grid on EU legislation and an Annual Report;
Lobbying activities before the EU institutions on EU major issues of interest for the painting-construction sector;
EU Projects dealing with skills/competences, vocational training, mobility of apprentices, tutorship, research and innovation.

Since 2015, after a wide consultation of its members and stakeholders in the painting sector, UNIEP has developed a new strategy for the next future. The three major problems detected at EU level are:

- shortage of young professionals / lack of young people entering the painter’s profession;
- lack of quality in education and training;
- slow uptake of new techniques or products into the market.

UNIEP is committed to:

- developing networks gathering painting contractors, national VET institutes and manufacturers;
- developing communication and promotion tools to value the profession, jobs and training opportunities in the painting sector at EU level;
- developing training tools and activities to improve initial and advanced training as well as apprenticeship schemes in painting, and updating the skills of staff working in the painting sector.