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. +


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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Abracadabra - Case Study Buildings Wanted


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


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...

ACE is proud to announce the start of the CONNECT ARCH project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme


The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) is proud to announce that it has been successfully selected to run a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme, called Connecting Architects in Europe (CONNECT ARCH). This four-year project will aim to reinforce the sector’s capacity and h...


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ACE 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


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 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


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 proposal for a Directive on a proportionality test before adoption of new regulation of professions


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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