Objectives 2016-11-10T09:07:49+00:00

Our objectives

Contribute to the competitiveness, quality, safety
and environmental performance of the construction sector

Contribution

The aim of ECCREDI is to contribute to the competitiveness, quality, safety and environmental performance of the construction sector and to the overall sustainability of the built environment – all urban and transport infrastructures – by advocating for effective construction research, technological and process development and innovation.

ECCREDI adds value as a European council that connects its members and establishes areas of common interest, for which joint action is more successful than isolated approaches from individual members.

Added values

Where such common interest is identified, ECCREDI co-ordinates opinion and issues joint positions, aimed at influencing policy makers in the EU, including the European Commission, particularly but not limited to DG RTD, the European Parliament and the Joint Research Centre. The objective of this lobbying activity is to get – in collaboration with the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) and other European Technology Platforms – a better deal for the construction sector, in terms of the funds allocated to construction research and innovation and the quality of research programs that are designed by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 and future framework programs.

EU policies

In addition, lobbying by ECCREDI on wider key policy areas helps to ensure that relevant EU ambitions such as circular economy, energy efficiency, competitiveness etc. take into account the ideas and needs of the construction industry, which has a major role in the successful implementation of EU policies.

Themes

Our key strategic themes for the coming five years related to the built environment and urban and transport network development concern: