The purpose of the Analytical Report is to draw a snapshot of the current skills situation in the construction sector in the EU-28. More specifically, it provides a high level analysis of the workforce in the sector, focusing on the quantitative analysis of the population, employment and education data. The report also includes an analysis of the main drivers of skills in construction, namely energy efficiency and digitalisation trends, as well as their impact on skills development; and an overview of the obstacles for skills in construction, zooming at the issues of image of the sector, structural barriers to human resources development, lack of VET and mobility. Finally, the report focuses on the main policy responses to the skills barriers and drivers in the EU, highlighting best practices and lessons learned from various national and regional programmes.