ACE Spring General Assembly

Advocating high-quality architecture in Europe. On Friday 21 April, ACE held its General Assembly in Brussels chaired by President Ruth Schagemann with the participation of the Executive Board and nearly 80 delegates from all over Europe.    


The 2022 ACE Sector Study is now available on the ACE website and on the ACE Observatory. Read the 2022 ACE Sector Study in PDF Discover the ACE Observatory


"Tomorrow’s Baukultur is being created today.!" ACE is honoured to be a member of the Davos Alliance Steering Committee. Its aim is the sustainable,quality-oriented management of buildings, infrastructure, public spaces and landscapes for the benefit of all. Read the highlights from ACE President, Ruth Schagemann

ACE Statement: For affordable and quality housing

Statement by ACE presented on the occasion of the Affordable Housing Activation Forum held in Madrid on 18-20 May 2022.  Read the statement here.

"We must call for affordable and high quality housing for all of us!"

In the framework of the #AHAMadrid2022 discussions on financial barriers to affordable housing, ACE President, Ruth Schagemann, underlined the need to promoting quality and affordability through financial regulation and incentives.Read more here. 

In solidarity with Ukraine

"On behalf of the Architects' Council of Europe and the entire architectural European community, we would like to express to you our support for all Ukrainian architects in the face of the political situation in which Ukraine and its citizens find themselves". Read the ACE statement. ACE members actions and support

The NEBC online conference 'Common Ground: making the Renovation Wave a cultural project'

On 29 April, the New European Bauhaus Collective (NEBC) held its first online conference 'Common Ground: Making the Renovation Wave a Cultural Project.’ Read the conference report Watch the video of the conference

ACE Conference Climate Change & Built Heritage

On 28 October, we held our first hybrid conference 'Climate Change & Built Heritage". Read the conference statement Watch the video

The Value of Architecture II

The Value of Architecture II shows the importance of using research to evidence the environmental, social, cultural and economic performance of built environment projects. Download the study

ACE Barcelona Statement: Perspectives: Young Architects’ Forum

On  23  November  2019,  the Architects’  Council  of  Europe organised a  conference  with  the  title 'Perspectives' inviting young  architects  from  all  over  Europe to  express  their  views  on  the  profession and  their  visions  and  aspirations  for  the  future. Read more


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Join us during the 2023 European Week of Regions and Cities - Discover our events during the #EURegionsWeek


The 21st edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities will take place in Brussels from 9 to12 October 2023. Under the motto "innovation in transitionary times", the EU Week of Regions and Cities will contribute to the debate on the future of regional and urban policy, underlining the...

Joint letter of concern: Cultural networks call on Member States to reconsider proposed Creative Europe cuts


The Architects'​ Council of Europe (ACE-CAE) is one of the 70 signatories of a joint letter of concern initiated by Culture Action Europe  addressed to the EU Member States inviting them to reconsider the proposed cuts by 40 million EUR to the Creative Europe budget 2024. Such a cut will have ...

UREHERIT unites European and Ukrainian architects in effort to preserve and restore cultural heritage


During the three-year project, European and Ukrainian heritage specialists, architects, planners, engineers, other professionals, officers of local authorities and communities of Ukrainian cities through research, workshops, public discussions, events, continuous professional development, and educat...


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Upskilling to deliver high-quality architecture for a beautiful, sustainable and inclusive environment


On Thursday 20 April 2023, the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) and the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) held a public conference to discuss what are the skills, methods and pedagogies needed for a flourishing and ecologically beneficial architectural practice that...

ACE calls for an ambitious revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive


One of the highest priority is to strengthen Energy Performance Certificates so they reflect validated performance. The primary reasons for this is the performance gap, which undermines the confidence in the certificates, as they do not reflect the actual delivered quality of a project – not...

Public Procurement: NEBC Statement (2021)


Statement of the New European Bauhaus Collective (NEBC) on Public Procurement

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