Today EBC held its Board of Directors and an extraordinary General Assembly. During the Board, the new EBC Secretariat Team was officially introduced to the members and several topics have been discussed, among others:
– The impact of the Ukrainian war in construction
– The European Sectorial Social Dialogue for construction
– Political dossiers: Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Sustainable finance and SME reporting, Reduced VAT rates, Asbestos, Pact for Skills, Construction Products Regulation
– EU-funded initiatives
At the occasion of an extraordinary General Assembly held today in Brussels, Philip van Nieuwenhuizen (AFNL, the Netherlands) has been elected as the new President of the European Builders Confederation (EBC) for the period 2022-2025.
As a professional construction and infrastructure expert from Utrecht in the Netherlands, Philip van Nieuwenhuizen joined EBC in December 2016 as the representative of its Dutch member AannemersFederatie Bouw & Infra Nederland (AFNL), becoming soon after the Chair of the SMEunited Construction Forum. He was then elected as EBC Vice-President in 2018 and joined on behalf of EBC the Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement of the European Commission in 2019.
He has served for several years as Board Member of AFNL, representing the Dutch SMEs involved in construction and infrastructure works, and as President of MKB INFRA, representing Dutch infrastructure SMEs.
EBC President Philip van Nieuwenhuizen continued: “I would like to thank Rinaldo Incerpi for his activity during an overly complicated period not only for our companies but for the whole of European and world society. Full of energy and enthusiasm, I will work to put in place a framework that fosters a stable, robust, and long-term business for our companies, while at the same time strengthening our ambition for sustainability, digital transition, and social impact. I look forward to building on the excellent work done by the EBC teams to date to strengthen the role and influence of our construction companies, as a constructive and effective contributor to the debates brought about by the environmental, social, economic and digital ambitions of the European Union and its citizens.”
EBC also elected Jean-Christophe Repon (CAPEB, France) as Vice-President, who will diligently work with EBC President Philip van Nieuwenhuizen and Rinaldo Incerpi (CNA, Italy), serving as EBC Past President.
The EBC Secretariat looks forward to this new cycle and to collaborating with the new EBC bureau and Board of Directors.