European Construction Industry Federation European Federation of Building and Woodworkers

Paritarian Social Funds in the Construction Industry


National organization for vocational training in the building sector


Type of fund


Via Alessandria n. 215, IT – 00198 Roma



Mrs. Rossella Martino (Codirector)
Tel : +39 (0)6 85261797 - Fax : +39 (0)6 8416159 -
Mr. Giovanni Carapella (Director)
Tel : +39 (0)6 85261798 - Fax : +39 (0)6 8416159 -

General Information Employee Group Covered Eligibility Employee contributions Employer contributions Public Financing Training activities and proposed course framework Teaching products Other activities and services Information dissemination

General information


Formedil is a non profit private organization set up in 1980, ruled by the national collective contract for the construction firms. Formedil is run by the most representative trade unions and employers’ organization in Italy.


FORMEDIL, the national organization for training in the construction sector, aims at promoting, carrying out and coordinating on a national level vocational training measures, vocational qualification in the construction sector realized in the vocational centers of the sector, called “scuole edili” (building schools).


The territorial building schools according to the needs of the local job market carry out the vocational training measures. The building schools, although characterized by organizational and financial autonomy, are coordinated on a national level by the FORMEDIL.



FORMEDIL is articulated in 14 regional branches Regional Formedil and connects a network of 100  Scuole edili – situated in various provinces

1 President ( employer ), 1 Vice President (trade union)

1 Board of Councilors (12 members)

2 Directors (one by employer designation  and one by trade union designation)

6 employees


Board composition

The board of directors consists of 6 members from the employers’ side and 6 members of the employee’s union. The President is an entrepreneur and Vice President is a trade unionists 

Employee Group Covered

All employees are covered both full time and part time. Employed, unemployed


training schemes for all workers of the sector included the compulsory training scheme in health and safety

Employee contributions


Employer contributions

The percentage corresponding to the employers’ contribution is fixed by the National collective agreement an is 0,02% of the whole wages registered in Building cash on the province.

Public Financing

Public financing  ( Ministry of  Labour, of Education . European social founds ) by specific training projects

Training activities and proposed course framework

Types of trainings provided

Our body does not usually organize directly training courses: our task is to coordinate and support the local building schools that train people for various vocational profiles, from workers to intermediate level technicians


Formedil carries out only training courses targeted at managers of the Scuole Edili and at trainers


the training system ( scuole edili) organize vocational training including both initial and continuing training


more than 50% of our trainees are trained on health and safety and in professional skills


Training period

From 8 to maximum 40 hours in the case of Formedil training course


from 8 to maximum 1200 hours in the case of Scuole Edili



Assessment tests and self assessment tests


Cards and certificates

Certificates of Attendance


Training booklet


Driver licence for particular kind of machines


Financing of the trainings

There are two ways of financing this training : sector contribution ( a compulsory levy) and sometime from public for particular project or participating in calls

Teaching products

Support and study material provided

Projects are usually supported by CDs, web sites, printed materials that are financed through the project budged.


Furthermore, Formedil carries out also self-training courses to support the trainers of trainees on Occupational Safety.


Digital materials (on CD-Rom and web based) are usually interactive, thus facilitating learning through the use of initial self-assessment tests and by monitoring the learning results during the training.


Printed materials are easy to read, written in various languages and accompanied by self-explaining pictures to facilitate the reading comprehension for people coming from different countries and having different degrees of schooling, including very low ones, and therefore addressing the typical target of a building site. 

Other activities / services

Technical help/ consultancy to our training system. We promote initiatives aimed at young people, at developing new construction techniques etc.

Information dissemination

Our products are disseminated through seminars, final conferences organized within projects and on our web sites.

These dissemination measures are carried out both for National as well as for European projects.


Within the framework of National projects, Formedil shares its results not only with the national authorities and social partners, but also with 100 Scuole Edili that made up its organization; information is spread both among the schools involved in the project as among those not directly involved. The local schools downstream information sharing results at local and regional level thus ensuring a thorough dissemination on the national territory.


As far as European projects are concerned, Formedil interacts with the other Partners of the Reforme Network, of which Formedil is a member.


Reforme is an informal network made up of other training organizations in Europe with the aim of facilitating the organization of European exchange measures, of promoting projects and test teaching materials and methods that can be shared among the partners. 


The outcomes of the projects carried out are transferred by the Reforme Network in the various countries of its members; the partners test the materials in their specific sector and share them with their local reference organizations  (social partners, training centers, local authorities etc.), thus ensuring a capillary dissemination at European level.



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