ACE welcomes the Public Procurement Package and reiterates its recommendations for quality-based public procurement


While the European Parliament is currently preparing an own-initiative report on the Public Procurement Strategy package that the Commission adopted in October 2017, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) reiterates its recommendations for quality-based public procurement. The ACE underlines the...[more]

Public Procurement in the EU: President of the Federal Chamber of German Architects presents position of the profession in the European Parliament


In October 2017, the European Commission issued a Public Procurement Package with the aim of making public procurement more efficient and thereby creating jobs and growth. The package contains recommendations for a better implementation of the EU public procurement directives revised in 2014. On...[more]

Interview with Georg Pendl, elected ACE President for 2018/2019


On 1 December 2017 Arch. Georg Pendl was elected as new ACE President for the years 2018-2019. Mr Pendl has enjoyed a long collaboration with the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) and acted as Executive Board Member, Area Coordinator, Work Group Chairman and Head of the Austrian...[more]

ACE endorses the Davos Declaration calling for a high-quality Baukultur for Europe


On 21-22 January 2018, the European Ministers of Culture and stakeholders from the heritage and cultural sectors, including the Architects Council of Europe (ACE), attended a conference dedicated to Baulkultur at the invitation of the President of the Swiss Confederation. On this...[more]

ACE welcomes the EU Parliament’s report on the regulation and the need for reform in professional services


On 18 January 2018, in Strasbourg, the European Parliament adopted a report on the implementation of Directive 2013/55/EU (amending Directive 2005/36/EC) as regards regulation and the need for reform in professional services. The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) congratulates the Rapporteurs...[more]

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