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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ACE Energy Day during the EU Sustainable Energy Week: Thursday 7 June from 14h00 to 17h00

07.05.2018

In the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), the Architects’ Council of Europe is organising a public workshop on Thursday 7 June at the Thon Hotel in Brussels (rue de la Loi 75)  on the theme “Smart and Smart-er: Architecture and Building Performance". In our dat...

ACE adopts a motion calling on Brexit negotiators to replicate the provisions of the EU Professional Qualifications Directive

24.04.2018

On 20 April, on the occasion of its General Assembly in Brussels, the Architects' Council of Europe adopted a motion calling on Brexit negotiators to replicate the provisions of the EU Professional Qualifications Directive in any future agreement, in order to facilitate the mobility of EU and UK arc...

ACE signed an agreement with the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authority to facilitate the mobility of Architects between the EU and Canada

23.04.2018

On the occasion of its General Assembly on 20 April 2018, the Architects' Council of Europe (ACE) signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA), which sets out the terms and conditions for the recognition of architects' qualifications betwee...

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Services Package - Last updates

04.04.2018

Proportionality Test before adoption of new professional regulation Following the adoption of the Council’s General Approach in June, and the Internal Market Committee (IMCO) report in December 2017, representatives from the Commission, Council and Parliament met for three rounds of...

Energy Package / Revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

01.03.2018

On 19 December 2017, representatives from the Estonian Presidency and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the revised Directive on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD). This provisional political agreement was confirmed on 31 January by the EU ambassadors and on 23...

Practice of the Profession: Recommendations for Architectural Design Contests (ADC), Master Document for an ADC, Public Participation and Contracts below thresholds

14.12.2017

On 2 December 2017 the ACE General Assembly approved four documents issued by the Public Procurement and Architectural Design Competitions Work Group: Recommendations for Design ContestsIntroduction to the master document for an architectural design competition by the ACEPublic Participation in...

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