MEPs up for construction award

By Sandy Guthrie04 December 2013

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who are felt to have contributed effectively to the sustainability of the construction sector can be nominated for an award.

For the first time, the annual MEP Awards will have a category specifically for the construction industry, and it is to be sponsored by Construction Products Europe, which represents construction products manufacturers.

Construction Products Europe said that construction was one of the largest EU industrial sectors but was still facing hardship, and needed to be encouraged with a better EU policy framework.

It said that there was currently limited support and prominence for the sector within EU policy, although MEPs had started to become aware of how important and beneficial it was for the EU to have a well-supported construction sector.

In 2014, the EU Parliamentary Elections will take place and Construction Products Europe is sponsoring an award for Sustainable Built Environment at the 2014 MEP Awards. It said it hoped to mobilise more support from the European Parliament.

The Awards will be presented in March, and nominations close on 17 Jan. More information about how to nominate an MEP can be found on the Construction Products Europe website, www.construction-products.eu.

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