The European construction value chain: performance, challenges, role in the GVC

Client/Funding Institution

European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry


The purpose of the study is to develop a clear picture of the European construction value chain, its structure and interlinkages, and its development and performance. Furthermore in the context of strengthening the internal market for construction, the integration within the European construction value chain should be assessed, particularly in terms of cross-border dimensions of market integration. In the context of fostering the global position of European construction the position and the role of Europe within the Global construction value chain should be assessed. Another point is to explore future scenarios affecting construction-related activities – both within Europe and globally – and to assess the corresponding challenges facing the European construction value chain. And finally to identify the main policy implications arising from the development and integration of European and Global construction value chains.


January 2016 - June 2016

wiiw team Leader

Robert Stehrer

wiiw Staff

Manuela Engleitner, Doris Hanzl-Weiss

Project Partners


Keywords: construction value chain, Europe, market integration, cross-border, construction, value chain

Countries covered: EU-28

Research Areas: Sectoral studies