The lnternational Association of Painting Contractors (UNIEP) represents 60,000 businesses through its 17 Members and 3 supporters in 15 European Countries and employs 280,000 Professional Painters. Since 1953, UNIEP has been the authoritative trade association representing Professional Painters. Across the European Union, UNIEP represents and defends the interests of the Painting sector and works on the image of the profession through the improvement of skills and competences in order to ensure a qualified future for Painters and Decorators. Our mission is to promote the knowledge and the importance of the innovation within the Painting/Decorating branch of the Construction sector in Europe; to analyse threats and opportunities in the profession, finding common solutions through the exchange of experiences and best practices; to meet the needs of the businesses and the decorative coating market carrying on European projects; to improve professional training of teachers/tutors and education for young painters.
Our campaign pledge
UNIEP, as the representative of Painting in the Construction sector, is aware that the changes brought by new technologies affect workers and employers in many tasks in the Construction field. Digital technology offers new opportunities but also presents greater challenges and risks in terms of health and safety. UNIEP is committed to bringing better knowledge and management of digital tools to workers in the Painting and Decorating sector thanks to its many years of strengthened links with its small and medium-sized enterprises, partners and network.
Ensuring a healthy management of digital technologies in the workplace is everyone’s concern.