The financial crisis has taken its toll on Europe and its citizens and, although there are some glimpses of growth, the EU still has a long way to go. It is therefore essential for the EU to focus on key sectors which can contribute towards job creation and economic growth. In this respect, the construction sector clearly has a lot to offer. It is the greatest industrial employer in Europe with some 20 million jobs – this is an important figure particularly when taking into account a recent European Commission analysis which concludes that one job created in construction translates into the creation of two additional jobs elsewhere. In addition, the construction sector is the largest single economic activity in Europe. Indeed, for every €1 spent on construction output a total of €3 are generated in total economic activity (GDP increase).