European Construction Sector Observatory
The European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO) is a 3-year (2015-2017) action under COSME. It aims to inform European policymakers and stakeholders on the market conditions and policy developments in the construction sector in the 28 EU countries, through regular analysis and comparative assessments.
The objectives of the Observatory are to:
- monitor market conditions and trends, and national/regional strategies related to the five thematic priorities of Construction 2020
- facilitate knowledge sharing and awareness on policy measures and initiatives that have an impact on the construction value chain.
Country fact sheets
ECSO profiles the construction industry in the 28 EU countries, and produces detailed Country Fact Sheets (CFS) for each country. Each CFS provides an analysis of key figures, macro-economic indicators, economic drivers, issues and barriers, innovation, the national/regional policy and regulatory framework, and the current status and national strategy to meet Construction 2020 objectives.
ECSO also identifies and analyses specific policy measures that are being implemented in each member state to stimulate construction sector employment, growth and opportunities. These are shown in the Policy Measure Fact Sheet (PFS).
To view and download ECSO findings, please click on a country on the map below. Countries with available data are marked in blue.