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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ERASMUS+ Confronting Wicked Problems: Final Report

22.10.2017

In the summer of 2014, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE), the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and several universities were awarded an Erasmus+ Project titled “Confronting Wicked Problems: Adapting Architectural Education to the New Situation in Europe”. Having run f...

COP23 - Building Action Symposium

04.10.2017

On the occasion of COP23, taking place this year from 6 to 17 November, the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (Global ABC) is organising a series of events to discuss how to achieve a low-carbon, energy efficient buildings and construction sector. On 9 November, Judit Ki...

ACE INFO - September 2017

30.09.2017

The September issue of the ACE Info is out now! In this issue: Interview with Katrin Koov, President of the Estonian Association of ArchitectsClean Energy Package: Revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings and Energy Efficiency DirectivesServices Package: on-going discussion in the Eur...

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ACE position on N. Danti's draft report on the implementation of Directive 2005/36/EC as regards regulation and the need for reform in professional services

07.11.2017

The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) generally welcomes the Rapporteur’s draft report. In particular, we believe that the following points should be supported as they contribute to a greater recognition of the quality of professional services; the importance of going beyond mere economic...

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...

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