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...+

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INVITATION TO THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP AND CAPACITY BUILDING EVENT, 4-5 OCTOBER, BARCELONA

05.09.2017

The focus of this ABRACADABRA International Workshop is to explore potential financing options open to building owners, landlords, property managers and wider built environment professionsals that can deliver deep building retrofits with multiple financial and societal benefit. The Worksho...

Abracadabra - Case Study Buildings Wanted

18.07.2017

We are currently looking for 40 more case study buildings, which are planing an energy renovation and consider adding additional space with an increase in the architectural value at the same time.   ACE is a consortium partner in the EU-funded project ABRACADABRA. It is based on the prior...

Level(s): a common language for sustainable buildings

17.07.2017

To improve sustainability and drive market demand for better buildings, a new open source assessment framework, called Level(s), has been developed by the European Commission in close collaboration with stakeholders, including the Architects’ Council of Europe. Level(s) is a voluntary framewor...

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ACE response to the Commission Proposal for a Directive on the enforcement of the Directive 2006/123/EC on services in the internal market, laying down a notification procedure for authorisation schemes and requirements related to services

12.05.2017

The Services Directive provides that authorisation schemes and certain types of requirements related to services must be non-discriminatory, proportionate and justified by an overriding reason related to the public interest. To make sure that new measures imposed by MS actually fulfil these...

ACE Response to the Commission Proposal for a Regulation introducing a European services e-card and related administrative facilities and Proposal for a Directive on the legal and operational framework of the European services e-card

12.05.2017

This initiative aims to make it easier for services providers to complete the administrative formalities required to provide services abroad. A proposal for a Regulation (binding legislative instrument with direct effect) defines the content of the electronic Services Card while a proposal for a...

ACE response to the Commission Proposal for a Directive on a proportionality test before adoption of new regulation of professions

11.05.2017

The proposed Directive aims to create a legal framework for conducting proportionality assessments before introducing new or modifying existing legislative, regulatory or administrative provisions restricting access to or pursuit of regulated professions. According to the Commission, this action...

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