From ambition to action: How to best deliver European building sector policies on the ground

Start/Stop Date:
26 Jun 2013
Building Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) in collaboration with European Builders Confederation (EBC)
14.30–18.30 - Committee of the Regions, Room JDE 52, Rue Belliard 99 - 101, Brussels
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In the building sector, multiple initiatives and flanking measures have been launched to realise the EU vision: legislation, strategies, plans, support programmes, standards … But is this enough to bring the vision of a sustainable European built environment to life? The event will challenge the solidity and strength of the existing vision and initiatives, and examine the need for integration, long-term thinking, accelerated practice and better collaboration at all levels.

We will use interactive technologies to ensure a dynamic exchange of ideas between the audience and the panellists.

Registration is compulsory on the EUSEW website before June 19, please click here.


  • 14.30 Opening
  • 14.35 How will we live in 2050? R. Dudal (Architecture Workroom Brussels)
  • 14.50 Setting the scene: buildings regulations and initiatives - O. Rapf (BPIE)
  • 15.00 Interactive Survey Session 1
  • 15.05 Towards a comprehensive strategy for buildings at EU level - Debate with:
  • T. Constantinescu (DG Energy), H. von Bose (DG Research & Innovation), M. Rogalska (DG Enterprise), M. Fichter (DG Regio), P. Misiga (DG Environment), L. Plosceanu (EESC),
    P. Graham (GBPN)
  • 16.05 Coffee Break
  • 16.30 Introduction Session 2 - R. Viaggi (European Builders Confederation)
  • 16.40 Concerted Action Initiative, H. Erhorn (Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics)
  • 16.50 Supporting policy makers at national level – L. Kranzl (Vienna Technical University, IEE ENTRANZE
    project consortium leader)
  • 17.00 Interactive Survey Session 2
  • 17.05 From ambition to action: how to make things happen on the ground - Debate with:
    M. Donnelly (DG Energy), H. Erhorn (Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics), C. Jitaru (Romanian Ministry for Regional Development and Public Administration), Paula Butler (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland), A. Hulthén (City of Gothenburg), C. Carr (Federation of Master Builders, FMB), R. Mourik (DuneWorks)
  • 18.05 Closing and Cocktail

Moderation by Jacki Davis - This event is free of charge and will end with a reception

Registration is compulsory on the EUSEW website before June 19, please click here.