ECTP Conference 2021


The 9th ECTP Conference is organised by MWCC and PTEC on Thursday & Friday 2-3 December 2021 as an hybrid event, both with attendees onsite at the Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid, and with an online broadcast.

Stakeholders from the whole construction value-chain and representatives of the European Commission will share their experience and outline how the EU Construction Industry is at the heart of the Built Environment green and digital transitions.

Registration is now closed.
The registration process is managed by the local organizers. For any question, please send an email to

Download the draft programme here.

Objectives of the Conference:
  * Present the new Horizon Europe programme from the perspective of the construction sector
  * Present the new Co-programmed Partnership Built4People
  * Present the new Strategic Research Agenda (SRIA) of the ECTP
  * Share vision with the organizations having endorsed the ECTP SRIA.

Structure around 4 topics:
  * Urban environment and clean cities - Urban solutions
  * Build with and for people
  * Prosperous constructive ecosystem
  * Digitalization.

December 2, 2021
08:45 Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:30 Opening Plenary Session:
           Welcome speeches by Madrid City Council, PTEC, MWCC and ECTP President.
           Keynotes by Representatives from the European Commission and the EU Construction sector.

13:00 Thematic parallel sessions (see below)

20:00 Conference dinner

December 3, 2021
08:15 Welcome Coffee
08:45 Thematic parallel sessions (see below)
12:15 Closing Plenary Session
           Panel Discussions

14:00 Closing lunch

Topics of the thematic parallel sessions:
  * Infrastructure & Mobility Committee: Current research examples and future trends outlook
  * Transition from Energy Efficient Buildings to a Sustainable Built Environment
  * Role of the Built Environment in promoting Health and Wellbeing
  * Urban Scale Challenges in the Low Carbon Transition
  * METABUILDING Platform as the backbone of the European Construction sector Innovation Ecosystem
  * Opportunities for European Cultural Heritage in a post-pandemic era: research networks & infrastructures
  * Role of Materials & Sustainability in Horizon Europe
  * Circular economy in the Built Environment: present challenges and future vision
  * Establishing the foundations for a European Construction digitalization
  * Simulations across Building Lifecycle in BIM Digital Twin Environments (BDTEs)

The ECTP Conference is held in an exceptional environment (Palacio de Cibeles, Plaza  de  Cibeles  1,  28014  Madrid, Spain). The free COVID space has the most demanding guarantees of safety and well-being (

Practical information
How to get to the conference venue and hotel recommendations here.

Local Organizing Committee
Plataforma Tecnológica Española de la Construcción (PTEC)
Madrid World Capital of Engineering, Construction and Architecture (MWCC)

Registration and practical information: PTEC (
Programme: ECTP (