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. +


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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BIM IN EUROPE, 1 December 2017, Brussels


In view of growth of Building Information Modelling in various EU Member States, ACE has established in 2015 a work group to look at the legal, technical and financial issues surrounding the advent of BIM, develop its policy and engage with work to develop an European (CEN) standard. The Confe...

ERASMUS+ Confronting Wicked Problems: Final Report


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


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...


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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


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


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


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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