Nine proposals to promote responsible architecture, advance the highest professional standards and optimise professional mobility
Ahead of the forthcoming European Elections, the Architects’ Council of Europe has launched its Manifesto calling on future MEPs to commit to promoting responsible architecture, advancing highest professional standards and optimising professional mobility.
Since 2008, the construction sector has been severely impacted by the economic crisis. The first encouraging signs of recovery of the architectural market have been observed in the latest ACE Economic Trend Surveys. Strong and targeted actions at EU level are necessary to create a coherent legislative framework, which will accelerate and consolidate this recovery.
With half a million practising architects in Europe, the architectural sector plays a key role in stimulating growth and creating jobs in the EU. Moreover, good architecture is essential to the well-being of European citizens and is vital in guaranteeing their safety, as well as a sustainable future for our society.
• facilitate cross-border services and establishment, but resist undue deregulation that blurs professional boundaries and undermines public confidence;