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Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

A more resilient, green and digital construction ecosystem

The updated EU industrial strategy highlights the need to accelerate the green and digital transition of EU industry and its ecosystems. To that end, it proposes working together with industry, public authorities, social partners and other stakeholders. The resulting transition pathway for construction was published on 15 March 2023.

The updated EU Industrial Strategy emphasises a swift green and digital transition of EU industry and its ecosystems. It foresees cooperation with industry, public authorities, social partners and stakeholders to navigate each ecosystem's transition. Each industrial ecosystem must transform its business models and value chains to become the foundation of a green, digital and resilient European economy. But such transitions require concrete and actionable plans (transition pathways) developed for each industrial ecosystem.

This transition pathway describes conditions and necessary actions for achieving a resilient, competitive, greener, and more digital construction ecosystem. In addition, it proposes actions that support the transition towards safer buildings and affordable housing for all Europeans.

The transition pathway for construction aims to offer a bottom-up understanding of the scale, cost, and conditions for resilience, competitiveness, and the green and digital transition. We incorporated these conditions into the action plan, its success depending on collaboration between the EU, EU countries, regional and local governments, industry, academia, and citizens. The High-Level Construction Forum (HLCF) is the vehicle we use to co-create the transition pathway. It includes over 700 members (companies, industry associations, EU countries, academia and other stakeholders). The HLCF plenary meetings and focused thematic sessions are open to all interested parties, and as a result, this is a growing community. The Commission services’ presence ensures that construction industry actors are informed and appropriately consulted in all relevant policy areas that might affect them.