The 2016 ACE Sector Study reveals that fewer than 3% of European architects' revenues come from work undertaken outside Europe. European construction markets are expected to grow at a slower rate than the emerging markets and it is estimated that 90% of the construction growth over the next 10 years will come from the emerging markets so there is an increasing need for the European architectural profession to develop and maintain a stronger global perspective in order to access international markets.
Aware of this growing challenge, the Architects’ Council of Europe organised on 4 March 2015 a seminar on the theme Supporting the Internationalisation of Architectural Services in order to sensitise its Member Organisations to the various sources of information and support services available from the European Commission to assist SMEs wanting to export their services abroad.
This section aims to provide European architects with a wide range of information to help them access international markets. Through the menu, you may access information on market access, business support, research programmes, international legislation and agreements, as well as a bibliography on the internationalisation of SMEs and architectural services.
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