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The European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO)

A tool for European policymakers and industry stakeholders

Brussels, 15 November 2016 | Published in Energy

The European Construction Sector Observatory has been set up to inform European policymakers and industry stakeholders on the market conditions and policy developments in the construction sector in the 28 EU Member States, through regular analysis and comparative assessments.

The ECSO website provides access to a wide range of industry data and analysis, from evidence on how Member States are performing in relation to the five thematic objectives of Construction 2020 Strategy, to insights on national policy developments, trends and experiences.

15 Country Fact Sheets offer insight into national construction sectors, an assessment of macroeconomic indicators, key economic drivers, key issues and barriers, innovation in construction, national and regional policy and regulatory frameworks, progress vs Construction 2020 and an outlook for the future.

30 Policy Fact Sheets present interesting policy measures that have been implemented at national level and assess their effectiveness and impact, in terms of actual or expected results, stakeholder perspectives and lessons learned.

Analytical Reports assess the implementation of specific thematic objectives of the EU’s Construction 2020 Strategy. The first report looks at construction sector investment trends in 10 Member States, as well as related policies that have an impact on investment in the residential, non-residential and infrastructure markets.

The Observatory has been set up by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME).