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03.11.2016

The European Construction Sector Observatory is online with a wide range of data and analysis on the sector

The European Commission (DG GROW) and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises EASME set up the European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO) to inform European policy-makers and industry stakeholders on the market conditions and policy developments in the construction sector in the 28 EU Member States.

Visit the ECSO website and gain 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 into national policy developments, trends and experiences.

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

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.

15 Country Fact Sheets, 30 Policy Fact Sheets and the first Analytical Report are available to view and download on the ECSO website. Many others to follow in 2016/17.