EU research programme Horizon 2020 (2014-2020)
The main research body for European construction sector associations is ECCREDI, the European Council for Construction Research, Development and Innovation. FIEC is a member of this organisation and also a member of the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP).
The EU has supported research and
development for many years, with a succession of programmes, the current of
which is FP7 (Framework Programme 7). This will come to an end in 2013, and will be replaced by Horizon 2020,
which is expected to have a budget of around €70 billion.