About us  >  Mission


Anticipate, exchange, position and then act

We represent, defend and promote the interests of the building sector’s micro, small and medium-sized entrepreneurs, in close coordination with our national member organisations. Our mission is:

•  To ensure that construction SMEs’ specific needs are taken into consideration during the European legislative process in order to create an SME-friendly business environment and to make it possible for construction SMEs to be the driver of sustainable economic growth in Europe

•  To put forward construction SMEs’ contribution to the European decision-making process in the field of sustainability, energy efficiency, health and safety at work, entrepreneurship, SME access to markets, standardisation and fair competition in the internal market, among others

•  To increase the understanding of SMEs’ construction businesses’ role - which represent the vast majority of the sector - for employment and sustainable development, and get them heard in the European institutions, the European Standardisation Organisations and international organisations

•  To enable representatives of micro, small and medium-sized construction enterprises to participate in the European sectoral social dialogue, thus increasing its relevance and reinforcing its impact. Social dialogue is crucial for a healthy functioning of our economy, but it has to be representative in order to work well. This is why EBC is asking to be accepted as a full member in the European Social Dialogue Committee for Construction and contribute with the input of its construction companies and craftsmen on important social issues

EBC publications

  • A quarterly information newsletter, translated into 4 languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian)
  • An annual report in 4 languages (English, French, Italian and Spanish)
  • Press releases, in 2 languages (English, French)
  • Position papers, in 2 languages (English, French)
  • EBC Manifesto for the 2014-2019 legislative term, (English, French, Italian and Spanish)
  • Other publications, such as those on the projects managed by EBC