Construction Equipment stakeholders call for a new EU policy approach

Construction Equipment stakeholders call for a new EU policy approach

Construction equipment stakeholders are calling on the EU to build on the results of the current Construction 2020 initiative to fully achieve its potential.

They have drawn up a new plan “Construction 2050: Building tomorrow’s Europe today” aimed at supporting the construction sector’s adaptation to key emerging challenges and to promote the sustainable competitiveness of the sector.

It represents a comprehensive framework that should be fully embraced by all actors in the construction ecosystem, Member States and European institutions.

This new framework should be based on the following principles:

  • A specific targeted approach to construction because the sector is at the crossroads of different value chains and its unique nature requires a unique approach
  • An adaptable policy framework to address the evolving construction ecosystem and the transformation of the industry
  • A holistic approach towards policy making in order to implement coherent and balanced policies and legislation
  • A strong partnership between the European institutions, the Member States and construction social partners and stakeholders to steer the transformation of the sector with the most adequate policies and tools.

In order to implement these principles, construction stakeholders have published a common vision for the future of the construction sector. This vision identifies the main challenges for the construction sector and contains concrete proposals.

Enrico Prandini, CECE President stated: “To raise the level of ambition we decided with our partners of the European Constsruction Forum (ECF) to put forward a number of proposals aimed at endowing the construction value chain with a comprehensive regulatory policy framework after 2020”.

CECE points out that the sustainable Europe of tomorrow cannot be achieved without the construction sector. All the actors in the construction process must be involved for the European Union to respond to its main challenges: competitiveness, youth unemployment, digital economy, urban regeneration, energy efficiency and energy poverty, circular economy, affordable housing, climate change, mobility and connected infrastructure etc.

The construction sector is at the heart of our life: construction enterprises and their workers build the homes we live in, the roads on which we travel and the buildings we work or learn in. European citizens spend over 90% of their time indoors, meaning that our health and well-being strongly depends on how our buildings are built, maintained and renovated.

 

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June 14, 2019
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