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Fire Safe Europe Quarterly Newsletter - December 2022

Fire Safe Europe

19 Dec 2022

We are delighted to share Fire Safe Europe Newsletter for December 2022, which contains a brief description of our latest activities.

2022 was a year of new beginnings for Fire Safe Europe, starting with a renewed Secretariat team. First, in January, Eugenio Quintieri became the new Managing Director of Fire Safe Europe. Then, Giulia Aluffi joined Fire Safe Europe as the new Communication Officer in August.

This year also represented a crucial opportunity to improve our strategy to better represent companies and professional organisations aiming to improve fire safety in buildings. In particular, Fire Safe Europe adopted a new Charter of Principles to reaffirm its core values: constructive cooperation with all interested stakeholders to put forward fact-based, technology-neutral and holistic positions for the benefit of people and society.

In terms of advocacy, Fire Safe Europe continued to push for better integration of fire safety within European legislation. Indeed, we published two new position papers on the revision of two European legislations, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) to make sure that fire safety is taken into due consideration by EU regulators aiming to improve the internal market for construction products and accelerate the transition to a sustainable built environment. Furthermore, we also cooperated with 13 organisations to produce a joint statement calling upon the European Parliament to ensure the publication of fire safety guidelines for car parks by 2025. 

As an official partner of the #EUGreenWeek, Fire Safe Europe organised a webinar bringing together European Institutions, key stakeholders, and academic partners to investigate current challenges and establish a pathway to connect fire safety and sustainability. Next year, Fire Safe Europe will continue this work with a specific project dedicated to better integrating fire safety in EU sustainable policies and indicators.

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