Activities

Priorities

Policy

EuropeOn is strategically located in Brussels to provide a European voice to the electrical contracting sector. While the main focus remains on energy policy, EuropeOn also engages with EU institutions and actors on transport, climate and skill policies having an impact on the electrical contracting sector.

EuropeOn influences policy initiatives in coordination with its members and like-minded stakeholders active on the European scene to support the growth of the electrical contracting sector as a key component of strong and sustainable European economies and societies. 

Our Policy Working Group gathers experts from each of our member associations who can provide a national perspective on the effect of EU policies in their domestic sector. Their insights allow EuropeOn to formulate recommendations and opinions that will inform regulators devising relevant strategies. This Working Group is currently chaired by Alexis Delepoulle, representing our French member associations FFIE and SERCE.

Technical

Electrical contractors employ a variety of technical personnel, from electricians to electrical and IT engineers, through which they have acquired a cross-cutting technical expertise.

With its Technical Working Group, EuropeOn provides a forum for the exchange of best practices and intelligence on the technical aspects of electrical installations and of emerging technologies, including on relevant standards and standisation processes. EuropeOn’s Technical Working Group is thus well placed to inform policy debates with factual and technical information. This Working Group is currently chaired by Esa Tiainen from STUL, EuropeOn’s Finnish member association.

Digitalisation

Digitalisation has taken over Europe while increasingly changing the energy and construction sectors. 

Electrical contractors are affected in many ways. On the one hand, they are digitalising their work, from the design of the installations down to the maintenance. On the other hand, they are offering a growing number of connected machines and devices. 

Digitalisation definitely poses some challenges, but it also opens opportunities for our companies, to increase efficiencies, improve their services and expand activities in new areas, from early project planning together with architects and engineers, to the integration of interconnected machines and devices, and remote, data-driven operation and maintenance. 

EuropeOn addresses digitalisation in its various Working Groups, in addition to a Building Information Modelling (BIM) Working Group, jointly with the association GCP Europe. This Working Group focuses on initiatives aimed to mainstream the use of BIM by technical building contractors. Johan Martinsson from Installatörsföretagen (Sweden) and Kris Van Dingenen from Techlink (Belgium) are currently the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of this Working Group.

Value Chain

Electrical contractors are a central workforce to the electricity and construction value chains, forming the link between end-users or property owners on one side and distributors, manufacturers or construction sector professionals on the other side. They have a key role, from design to installation, leading to long-term service and maintenance. A proper understanding of the structure of electricity as well as construction value chains across Europe is primordial for EuropeOn to devise strategies to support the growth of the entire sector.  

Established in 2019, our Value Chain Working Group gathers experts who come together for exchanges on their respective national contexts. This constructive forum has already led to our first ever Europe-wide sector report. The Working Group is currently chaired by Martin Bailey, representing ECA – EuropeOn member association from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Partnerships

Small Is Beautiful

In 2018 EuropeOn joined around 20 leading renewable energy associations, mayors of cities, cooperatives, property owners and construction associations to initiate the Small is Beautiful campaign, which aims at unlocking the benefits of small-scale, locally-owned renewable energy, flexibility solutions and high-efficiency co-generation. 

Meetings & Events

Technical Working Group Meeting – 10 March 2020

Light + Building Fair Grounds – ZVEH Booth

BIM Working Group Meeting – 11 March 2020

Light + Building Fair Grounds – ZVEH Booth

EuropeOn Annual General Meeting – 28 October 2020

Brussels – Location TBD

Meeting at the Palazzo – 23 June 2019

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