The Voice of Architects in Europe

The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) is the representative organisation for the architectural profession at European level. Its membership consists of regulatory and professional representative bodies throughout Europe. Through them, the ACE represents the interests of over 560.000 architects.+

The Architectural Profession in Europe 2016

Fifth edition of the Sector Study commissioned by the ACE. This study collects statistical data about architects and their practice. It updates the 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 studies and is based on more than 27,000 responses received from architects in 26 ACE member countries. +

POLICY STATEMENTS IN SUPPORT OF THE ACE MANIFESTO

In early 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. Read here the suite of eight...+

Design & Build Review Magazine - October edition, in association with the ACE

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Web-stream, today from 14h00 CET - Workshop "Architecture: Towards a Step Change in Building Performance"

23.05.2017

In the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) and the Federal Chamber of German Architects (BAK) are organising a Workshop (Energy Day) on Thursday 22 June in Brussels on the theme “Architecture: Towards a Step Change in Building Performance"...

The economic impact of different regulatory approaches on the architectural sector in Europe

21.03.2017

The European Centre for Liberal Professions (EuZFB) of the University of Cologne recently published an independent study on the economic impact of different regulatory approaches on the architectural sector in Europe. As the Parliament and the Council of the EU prepares to start discussing the Com...

THE ARCHITECTURAL PROFESSION IN EUROPE 2016 – ACE SECTOR STUDY

25.01.2017

The fifth edition of the Sector Study of the Architects’ Council of Europe shows that the profession may be returning to something nearer normality, after the 2008 economic crisis, and reveals positive prospects for the profession. The Sector Study is a biennial survey commissioned...

POLICIES

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ACE response to the Legislative Service Package

10.05.2017

On 10 January 2017, as part of the roadmap laid out in the Single Market Strategy, the European Commission presented a legislative package on Services. The proposed measures aim “to make it easier for services providers to navigate administrative formalities, and to help Member States identify...

Revision of the Remedies Directive: ACE policy

21.12.2016

In 2015, the ACE ADC/PP Working Group decided to take a position in the on-going revision process of the EU Remedies Directive. It was pointed out that there are virtually no cases where an architect has succeeded in obtaining a contract as a result of a successfully pursuing a complaint under...

ACE's commentary on the consultation on the regulation of professions: Member States' National Action Plans and proportionality in regulation

21.12.2016

In 2014, architecture was one of the professions addressed directly in the EU Commission’s ‘Mutual Evaluation’ exercise arising from Article 59 of the PQD (2005/36/EC). The ACE has previously taken strenuous issue with elements of the process. Member States have been required to respond to the...

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