ACE Info 8.04
English language version
The monthly electronic note from the
Architects’ Council of Europe
Wednesday 11 August 2004
Its holiday time and its quiet in Brussels, so this issue is shorter than
usual – ACE Info will be back to its full size in September:
Welcome to the eight issue in 2004 of ACE Info, the monthly update from
the Architects' Council of Europe that will give you, at a glance, information
on current issues, highlighting emerging areas of activity and informing
you of matters of interest in the field of architectural policy.
This issue is also available in French.
COMMISSION PROPOSES TO CO-FINANCE REGENERATION OF
On the 14th July last, the European
Commission adopted the proposals for the new Structural Funds regulations
for the period 2007-2013. These regulations take urban areas into consideration
by stating that urban renewal, including measures for social inclusion,
could be co-financed. Specifically the regulations state that the European
Regional Development Fund (ERDF) may be used to support “Integrated strategies
to tackle high concentrations of economic, environmental and social problems
affecting urban agglomerations”. Further detailed information can be found
by browsing the web at: http://europa.eu.int/comm/regional_policy/debate/forum_en.htm
NEW PRESIDENT FOR THE POLISH CHAMBER OF ARCHITECTS
A new President has been elected by the National Assembly of the Chamber
of Architects of the Republic of Poland. He is Tomasz Taczewski, architect.
MAHMOOD SAIRALLY ELECTED MEMBER OF L’ACADEMIE D’ARCHITECTURE
Our well-known and long-standing German delegate to the ACE, Mahmood Sairally
has been elected a member of l’Academie d’Architecture, France. The Academy
has 100 elected French architects and 50 elected overseas architects.
The date for the conferring of Membership has not yet been set, but it
will take place in Paris at the seat of the Academy – the historical Hotel
des Chaulnes, Place des Voges.
NEW PRESIDENT FOR THE BULGARIAN UNION OF ARCHITECTS.
The Union of Architects of Bulgaria has a new president, He is Ivan Stanishev,
EESC – ANNE-MARIE SIGMUND IS CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENCY
Anne-Marie Sigmund, who is in charge of Europan Affairs at the Austrian
federal committee of the liberal professions, has been formally confirmed
as candidate for the presidency of the European Economic and Social Committee
(EESC). The EESC will hold its ballot for the presidency at its plenary
session in October 2004.
RIBA SEMINAR ON PPP
The proposal of the RIBA to hold a seminar on the topic of Public Private
Partnerships (PPP’s) in September 2004 has been postponed. This is because
the RIBA is currently in the process of re-evaluating its position on
PPP’s and its officers believe that the seminar should be held after these
important deliberations are completed.
EMISSIONS AND ODOURS FROM MATERIALS
To be held on the 22nd and 23rd September 2004 in
Brussels, Belgium, this conference will address the issues that affect
indoor air quality. It will look at standards, regulatory issues, the
state of the art for measurement and remediation measures. The conference
is being organised by Certech and full information is available at their
EUROPEAN DAY OF COMPETITION
To be held on the 22nd October 2004 in Amsterdam, this event
will present for debate many issues that affect competition in the EU.
It is being organised by the European Commission and it will be addressed
by Mr. Mario Monti, Commissioner responsible for competition, in one of
his last speeches as Commissioner. Full details can be found at:
EAAE WORKSHOP IN COPENHAGEN
To be held on the 25th and 26th November 2004 at
the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, this workshop
will discuss the theme of the EAAE Prize 2003-2005 sponsored by Velux
on the question of “How will the demands of the information society and
“new knowledge” affect the demand for relevant necessary “know-how” in
architectural education?”. Registration must be made before the 10th
October and details can be requested by e-mail from [email protected]
REVALUING CONSTRUCTION 2005
To be held on the 22nd and 23rd of March 2005, this
conference will be held in the World Trade Centre, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Its theme will be “The Challenge of Change in Construction” and it will
highlight the many initiatives around the world that are seeking to change
the way that construction operates as an industry. Full details can be
found at the conference website: www.rc2005.org
EUROPEAN COMMISSION HOMEPAGE
SEARCH PAGE FOR COMMISSION DOCUMENTS
WEBSITE OF THE DUTCH PRESIDENCY
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SUSTAINABLE BUILDING WEBSITE
B4E CONFERENCE INFORMATION
COAC INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS DATABASE:
CNAPPC DATABASE – ARCHIEUROPE:
DATABASE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORTS
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and organisations from all over the world:
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The editorial board for the compilation of ACE Info is:
The ACE President: Leopoldo Freyrie
The Secretary General of the ACE: Alain Sagne
Senior Advisor to the ACE: Adrian Joyce
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The editorial board wishes to acknowledge the sources of information for
this issue of ACE Info which include Mahmood Sairally, CECODHAS Newsflash,
the Euractiv website (www.euractiv.com)
and Bulletin Quotidien Europe.
– Comments and contributions welcome