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Advisory Groups

Portuguese Advisory Group

The Portuguese Environment Agency (APA) is a public institute, within the scope of the Portuguese Ministry of the Environment.
APA’s mission is to propose, develop and monitor, on an integrated and participated manner, the public policies for the environment and sustainable development, in close cooperation with other sectoral policies and public and private entities.

APA – Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente

Rua da Murgueira, 9/9A – Zambujal Ap. 758
2610-124 Amadora, Portugal


The Portuguese Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority (ERSAR), has as primary duty, the protecting of customer’s rights and monitoring and controlling the drinking water quality for all the operators in Portugal, including the water distribution and drainage systems in buildings.

ERSAR – Entidade Reguladora dos Serviços de Águas e Resíduos

Rua Tomás da Fonseca, Torre G – 8º, 1600-209 Lisboa, Portugal


ANQIP, is a Portuguese technical-scientific association, non-profit, whose overall objectives is to promote and guarantee the quality and efficiency in building services, with particular emphasis in the building water cycle and sustainability issues.

ANQIP – Associação Nacional para a Qualidade nas Instalações Prediais

Departamento de Engenharia Civil
Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810 – 193 Aveiro, Portugal


Spanish Advisory Group

CNC, the Spanish National Construction Confederation, is the building sector organization, aggregating the majority of companies in this sector in Spain. It was founded in 1977 under the law-decree for the regulation of union associations, and has the objective of representing the sector towards the public management bodies.

CCOO, the Spanish Federation of Construction and Services, is a constituting part of the Union Confederation for Building, and aims to promote all the initiatives that point towards the driving the unity of action of all the Unions that represent the building and construction sector.

FICA-UGT, the Spanish Federation of Industry, Construction and Agro, it is the representing federation for the construction and construction materials sector, the agricultural, FMCG, amongst others, representing their workers, putting an effort on workers’ rights, training and promoting integration and participation in development actions.

Greek Advisory Group

OBYE was founded in 1962 by active and insightful plumbers in order to set some rules in the profession and to have secure installations. OBYE is the secondary trade union body of the plumbers of the country (being also a member of GSEVEE), defending the interests of plumbers throughout the country, while it takes a stand on the issues that afflict society.

The Small Enterprises’ Institute of the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants (IME GSEVEE) is a non-profit organisation that carries out studies and surveys, concerning the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises of the Greek economy.

NILHR is a public body operating under the supervision of the Greek Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare, with mission to support the Ministry with regard to the policies and actions designed and implemented for the human resources in the country.

The operation of OAED is based on the following three pillars: promotion to employment; unemployment insurance and social protection of maternity and family; vocational education and training. OAED is the public authority and central structure managing:

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