Cleantech Bulgaria is the coordinator of the AFCOS project – AGILE AND FLEXIBLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS STANDARDIZATION FOR BOOSTING THE TWIN TRANSITION, financed under the Horizon Europe program.

The main goal of the project is to support the standardization process of new building materials in support of the twin transition. The project combines the expertise of 7 partners from 4 European countries (Bulgaria, Romania, Italy and Belgium), including a higher education institution, standardization institutes, an engineering company, organizations supporting the environment and sustainable development, representatives of the consulting business.

The partners will work in enhanced collaboration with various stakeholders – institutions and public organizations from the construction industry and business to conduct a thorough research of the regulatory framework and prepare road maps to support the standardization of new building materials. The project envisages the preparation and testing of a training programme for upgrading the necessary knowledge and skills in the field of standardization of building materials. In addition, communication activities are planned, actively involving all stakeholders in the construction process

Funding program: HORIZON-CL4-2023-HUMAN-01

Start date: 01.11.2023

Closing date: 31.10.2025

Duration of the project: 24 months

Grant agreement: 101135855

 Expected results of the project implementation:

  • Prepared analysis of regulations and existing standards, as well as industry needs in relation to new building materials
  • Prepared two road maps supporting the standardization process – one aimed at the standardization process and the other at the necessary knowledge and skills of the specialists involved in the process
  • Prepared two training courses related to standardization in the context of new construction materials, covering topics such as: regulations and standards, standardization of innovations, business benefits of introducing standards, etc.
  • Pilot testing of the two courses in Bulgaria and Romania
  • Prepared document with recommendations to the governing and responsible institutions in the field
  • A series of meetings to present the results of the project to the interested parties and responsible institutions, both at national and European level.


Scientific Research Laboratory “European standards, technical legislation and conformity assessment” (ESTLCA)

The project Agile and Flexible Construction Materials Standardization for Boosting the Twin Transition (AFCOS) is funded by the European Union Horizon Europe Programme under Grant Agreement number: 101135855

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