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.
Representatives of the construction industry at European level call for a holistic approach in Horizon Europe, through a Co-programmed European Partnership on the Built Environment and Construction.
Launching the communication at the Bauma fair in Munich, the President of the European Council for Construction Research, Development and Innovation (ECCREDI), Sue Arundale said “The whole industry needs and wants to accelerate the digital transformation of the business, which will be critical to resolving the main societal challenges of Europe. This is why we need to build on the success of the current public private partnership under Horizon 2020 and we are pushing for a much-needed change of focus, like the one outlined in the paper”.