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Who we are


Chamber of Construction and Building Materials Industry of Slovenia (CCIS CCBMIS), Trade union of construction workers of Slovenia (SDGD)


The Construction Workers’ Trade Union of Slovenia (hereinafter referred to as the “SDGD Slovenia”) is a non-partisan and representative voluntary trade-interest organisation formed by workers in the construction industry to express in an organised manner their specific and common interests and objectives with regard to their economic, material and social situation and the protection of the rights of workers and members of the CWCS Slovenia.

The SDGD of Slovenia is an association of workers in the sector:

  • construction operatives in high and low-rise construction,
  • the building materials industry,
  • finishing and assembly activities,
  • the water industry,
  • the design, urban planning and engineering industries.

The SDGD of Slovenia, together with other forms of organisation in the UFUC, discusses, formulates and adopts positions, demands and proposals on general and common issues of importance to all members of the trade union. These are in particular issues of collective agreements, labour legislation and protection, employment and employment policy, health and social protection of workers, education and retraining, disability and pension insurance, ensuring workers’ solidarity, the wage model, workers’ participation in management and issues of concern to the UFWU.

The SDGD of Slovenia can, depending on the specific and common interests and needs of its membership, liaise with trade unions in other countries and especially with trade unions in Europe.


Chamber of Construction and Building Materials Industry of Slovenia (CCBMIS, slov. ZGIGM) is a trade association organized within the framework of CCIS. The main task of CCBMIS is to take a stand and propose policies in the interest of the members of the association towards the social partners, the legislature and government institutions, as well as towards the national and international associations. The Association supports its members by disseminating various sectoral information and data, providing various consultations, asking questions on legislation, developing sectoral VET, facilitating and promoting business opportunities, organizing sectoral training and events, and representing and communicating members’ proposals. CCBMIS collects various statistical sectoral data, produces various sectoral technical publications, sectoral templates for balanced contracts, r and sectoral position papers. CCBMIS constantly provides expert support on various national and foreign issues. CCBMIS is actively involved through projects in many types of EU programs and their various calls dealing with VET and adult education, focusing on IT and digitalisation, sectoral innovation, single market policy (posting of workers), the development of sectoral social assistance funds and other issues, etc. CCBMIS is engaged in OSH in construction companies through various OSH projects (national and EU level) and close cooperation with the organizations Occupational Safety and Health Chamber in Slovenia and supports the development of OSH legislation and regulations. CCBMIS is also an active FIEC member. CCBMIS provides relevant strategic business data (public infrastructure and other investment plans, technological readiness of innovations) and realistic industry insights that support several relevant focus areas, in particular smart communities and smart buildings. 



The European federation of building and woodworkers (EFBWW)


The European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) is the European trade union federation representing workers in the building, woodworking, forestry and building material industries.

The EFBWW has 76 affiliated unions in 35 countries and represents a total of 1,5 million members.

Its main tasks are to represent its affiliates and help them defend the rights and interests of the workers in the industries it covers.

To that purpose, the EFBWW develops targeted lobby activities and runs EU projects on specific topics mentioned in its four-annual action programme.

The EFBWW is also involved in social dialogue at EU level with the respective European employer organisations for our sectors.

The EFBWW is a member organisation of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and has its headquarters in Brussels, the capital of Europe.


Federation of Building, Wood and Building Material Workers’ Unions (EFEDOSZSZ), National Federation of Hungarian Building Contractors (EVOSZ)


ÉVOSZ – the National Federation of Building Contractors – was founded in October 1989 and represents the interest of cc. 200 Hungarian building contractors on national and international level. Five people is employed by the Federation.

The tasks of ÉVOSZ:

  • Representing the interests of Hungarian building contractors on national and international level,
  • Fostering the development of professional ties and exchange of information between our members, and the Hungarian and international organizations, as well as between.
  • Establishing an in detail professional judgement on acts and decrees related to the construction industry, taking initiatives,
  • Preparation of member organizations for the utilization of the opportunities offered by the European Union,
  • Promotion technical and professional development of the construction industry.

The services of ÉVOSZ:

  • Providing information on a regular basis to member organizations concerning current issues related to the construction industry,
  • Organization of technical presentations, information days and exhibitions,
  • Promoting development of mutual professional contacts between partners on national and international level,
  • Support of building industrial specialized education and professional training, of international exchange programs, training of foremen, and organization of postgraduate trainings,
  • Representing interests in the case of professional and ethical issues,
  • Fostering development of small- and medium-sized enterprises.
  • ÉVOSZ has several profession sections.
  • ÉVOSZ is member of FIEC.


Trade union of construction industry of Croatia (SGH)


Trade Union of construction Industry of Croatia (SGH) is a democratic, interest-based association of voluntary workers in construction and related activities, consisting of 5,000 members employed by more than 110 employers. The basic task of SGH is to represent members in order to protect and promote their interests, primarily by concluding collective agreements, providing legal protection, organizing industrial actions and improving their working and living conditions through social dialogue with employers and other activities.

SGH is the only sectoral union in the Republic of Croatia that operates in the field of construction. In addition to a long tradition of collective bargaining on sectoral level (since 1991), SGH is also a signatory to 39 collective agreements on company level which regulate working conditions in more detail taking into account the specifics of individual employers. The continuity and scope of collective bargaining testify to the possession of significant professional capacity in the field of labor relations and working conditions in the construction sector, whereby concluding such a large number of collective agreements would not be possible without the other party (ie employers) recognizing and respecting SGH’s professional capacity. .

SGH has 5 employees in the central office in Zagreb and two regional offices. Among the employees of SGH are one lawyer and one economist, both with many years of experience in the field of collective bargaining and protection of labor rights.

SGH is a member of the higher level trade Union of Atonomous Trade Unions of Croatia (SSSH), and trade union associations at the European and global level (EFBBW and BWI).



Institute for training of personnel in international organisations (ITPIO), Construction, Industry and Water Supply Federation (FCIW Podkrepa), Bulgarian construction chamber (BCC)


Federation “Construction, Industry and Water supply” – “Podkrepa” was established on 03.02.1990, the its structure includes professional regional unions, business organizations and trade union sections.

The main structural unit of the organization at the place of work is the trade union section, which is formed by at least 5 people. Regional regional trade unions have been set up in the regional centers, bringing together trade union sections that are members of the federation in the region.

Union members of the federation are working in the activities of construction, the construction industry and in the activities of water supply, sewerage and water treatment. At present, members numbered approximately 5,500 people.

The Federation is a regular and full member of the Confederation of Labor Podkrepa – at the national level, the Building and Wood Workers International BWI and the Public Service International (PSI) – at the worldwide level, and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) and the European Public Service Federation (EPSU) – at European level.

The governing body of the federation is the Executive Board consisting of 5 members – President, Vece-President and 3 federal secretary.


    BCC is an independent, voluntary professional organization and official representative of Builders/construction companies, established in 2007 on the grounds of a special Act, headquartered in Sofia. BCC is a full member of FIEC and EIC as well as supporting member of CICA and Build Europe. The Chamber comprises around 1800 members, including large construction enterprises, SMEs, relevant associations and VET providers and tertiary institutions. BCC has own weekly edition newspaper ‘Stroitel’, exclusively devoted to topical issues in the construction sector.

    Through its high qualified 100 employees on full-time base in 27 affiliates the Chamber is involved in:

    • Direct support to members – consulting, analyses and reports, developing industry standards;
    • Industry legislation support – social dialogue, collective agreements, position papers;
    • Transparency initiatives – Public Procurement Monitoring, standard PP contracts, Maintenance of compulsory Register of Builders;
    • Skills development – implementing and developing projects and trainings in the field of VET and sectorial qualifications. The Chamber maintains a partner network of sectoral training institutions, comprising of 22 Vocational Secondary Schools of Architecture, Construction, Geodesy, and Construction machinery, 2 construction universities and 10 VET centres. BCC has a subsidiary company ‘Construction Qualification’, focused on the implementation of VET policies and the coordination of customized trainings based on the construction industry needs.


    The Institute for Training of Personnel in International Organizations (ITPIO) is a private non-profit organization – NGO with the status of Association, established in 2010. Members of ITPIO are practically representatives of key stakeholders in the field of education – 5 leading Bulgarian universities and collegesthe most powerful trade union in Bulgarianational employers’ association, local and regional authorities7 SMEs, 3 adult education providers, 7 centers for vocational training, 11 NGOs active in the education and youth fields including 2 Youth associations, 2 regional departments of education, many schools, school teachers’ associations and individuals – prominent experts in education, training, employment, economic and academic spheres 

    The main activities of ITPIO cover all educational sectors – general, vocational and higher education. All are focused on improvement of the training quality and ensuring competitiveness of graduates on the labour market. ITPIO is also engaged in research activities and analyses, consulting of educational, employment and youth policies and practices on national, regional and local level, elaboration of strategic documents, concerning education, training and youth, organization of trainings, discussion forums aimed at improving the relations among national, regional, local authorities and the non-governmental sector, while following the modern trends in civic society development.



    Panhellenic association of engineers contractors of public works (PEDMEDE)


    Panhellenic Association of Engineers Contractors of Public Works (PEDMEDE) represents the construction sector in Greece upon its establishment in 1935, covering all range of companies dealing with the construction of public works. The Association’s premises are established in Athens, having additionally 15 regional departments, covering all Greek regions, as well as a separate section of Construction Companies. PEDMEDE represents also the country in a European level, by being a statutory member of FIEC (European Construction Industry Federation) and EIC (European International Contractors).

    PEDMEDE’s core scope is to ensure and promote its members’ interests and welfare in a national and regional level. Within this direction, the Association is in close cooperation with public authorities, government representatives and key stakeholders representing the construction sector, forming polices and initiatives and having a leading role in social dialogue. Additional key activities of PEDMEDE’ is facilitating the transfer of knowledge, experience, know-how, expertise and good practices on its areas of interest as well as providing training activities within the construction industry, along with ensuring the effective adoption of the European policies and initiatives in National level.



    Federation of the building contractors associations of Cyprus (OSEOK)

    The Federation of Construction Contractors Associations of Cyprus – OSEOK, is registered as a (employer) union  in the Trade Union  and represents the licensed contractors from all over Cyprus. Ο.S.Ε.Ο.Κ. actively participates as a social partner in making important decisions for the industry, representing at all stages the contracting world of Cyprus. It has frequent contacts with other stakeholders in the sector and works to address the problems of the contracting world and the challenges of the times. It is a member of the European Federation for the Construction Industry, F.I.E.C., the European Union’s main interlocutor in the field of construction and in 2010, he even hosted with great success the F.I.E.C. in Cyprus.

    It has been operating its own Training Center for years, approved by the HRDA Human Resources Development Authority and offers continuous education and training for the needs of those involved with the construction industry. Since 2009, she has published her own magazine “Ergoliptis”, which contributes to the promotion of its goals and the promotion of the Federation and its Associations. At the same time it is involved as a partner in other European Programs. In collaboration with the social partners – representatives of the employees, he created the Training Center “The Builder” in order to train and certify professional qualifications in specialties of the construction sector.


    Contact Us

    Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia

    Dimičeva street 13, SI-1504 Ljubljana Slovenia

    +386 1 589 82 46

    Referral number: VS/2020/0046, VS/2020/0147, VS/2021/0224 VS/2022/0010