Policy Areas

On the occasion of the 2014 European Parliament elections, EBC presented its Manifesto for the 2014-2019 European legislative term. The overarching goal is to create an SME-friendly business environment and make construction SMEs the driver of sustainable economic growth in Europe through:

  1. Creating an encouraging financial and fiscal framework
  2. Implementing the Small Business Act and the ‘Think Small First’ principle
  3. Developing entrepreneurship in vocational education and training
  4. Combining Internal Market freedoms and the need of a level playing field
  5. Turning environmental challenges into opportunities
  6. Making standardisation accessible and suitable for SMEs


EBC is involved in a wide range of issues related to the construction sector and, more broadly, to entrepreneurship and SME policy. This section covers all the policy areas where the European Builders Confederation is active. These are: