The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) is releasing eight policy statements in support of the ACE Manifesto to promote responsible architecture, advance the highest professional standards and optimise professional mobility.
Since 2008, the construction sector has been severely impacted by the economic crisis. Strong and targeted actions at EU level are necessary to create a coherent legislative framework, which will accelerate and consolidate the recovery of the sector, while ensuring safety and quality in the built environment.
With over half a million of practising architects in Europe, the architectural profession plays a key role in the construction sector. Moreover, good architecture is essential to the well-being of European citizens and is vital in guaranteeing their safety, as well as a sustainable future for our society.
In 2014, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) launched a Manifesto for the European Parliament elections, calling on candidates to commit to promoting responsible architecture, advancing highest professional standards and optimising professional mobility.
Today, ACE is releasing a suite of eight policy positions supporting these policy objectives:
- The role of Architecture in Energy Efficient Construction
- Urban Regeneration: Renovating the Existing Building Stock
- Quality-based Procurement
- The importance of Life-long Learning and the Role of the Profession in Delivering Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- Dissemination of Architectural Culture
- Optimising Professional Mobility
- Regulation of Architects
- Support for the Negotiation of Binding Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs)
“I believe that these documents, that clearly set out the European architects' position on a number of key issues affecting our profession, will be useful reference tools for legislators and assist Member States in the national transposition of EU legislation” said Luciano Lazzari, ACE President.
Read the ACE Policy statements on the ACE website.