PROGRAM: Tuesday November 15th

3. HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL DISCUSSION: Putting fire safety at the heart of the Renovation Wave (11h30-13h00 CET)

Live Event, European Parliament, Brussels

The number of seats is strictly limited! Participation upon confirmation from the organisers. Priority is given to policy makers, their advisors and key stakeholder representatives!

With the “fit-for-55” package, 2022 is marked by policy work on key files aiming to achieve a Renovation Wave: the recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the establishment of a Social Climate Fund (SCF). Based on the outcome of EUFSW 2021, EuroFSA has advocated to place citizen safety at the heart of the Renovation Wave and worked with several Members of the European Parliament to include fire safety considerations in these files. The EUFSW 2022 will take stock of this progress and pave the way for a successful implementation of these considerations at national level.

Building on the European Fire Safety Action Plan adopted by EuroFSA in 2021, the discussions will focus on key safety recommendations addressed to EU policy-makers involved in the ongoing discussions on the reviews of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the new Social Climate Fund. The discussion will focus on the importance of these recommendations and their practical implementation to put life-saving measures at the heart of building renovations. The high level political discussion is the prelude to a stakeholder workshop organised the day after in Brussels to elaborate on the practical implementation.

11h30

Opening

Welcome words – Krzysztof Biskup, Chair of the European Fire Safety Alliance (EuroFSA) and Theresa Griffin, Chair of the Forum for European Electrical Domestic Safety (FEEDS) and event moderator

Setting the scene – MEP Maria da Graça Carvalho and MEP Carlos Zorrinho

11h50

Putting fire safety at the heart of the Renovation Wave

Panelists will include:

  • MEP Ciaran Cuffe (Greens/EFA, Ireland), rapporteur on the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)
  • Stefan Moser, Head of Unit ‘Just Transition, Consumers, Energy Efficiency and Innovation’ at the European Commission’s DG ENER
  • Katharina Knapton-Vierlich, Head of Unit ‘Construction, Machinery and Standardisation’ at the European Commission’s DG GROW
  • Laia Segura, Right to Energy Coalition
  • Quentin de Hults, European Copper Institute on behalf of FEEDS
  • Representatives from EuroFSA, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, etc
12h40

Questions and answers

12h55

Closing remarks

This high level political discussion is organized by:

4. WEBINAR: Harmonisation of European Fire Statistics: outcomes and a follow-up of the EU FireStat project (14h00-16h00 CET)

Presentation of the final report of the EU FireStat project and explanation of the project outcomes. The EU FireStat project was successfully completed in 2022. The Project brought together the knowledge and experience of nine leading international fire safety institutions. The existing fire data collected across Member States and proposed meaningful data sets to allow decisions on fire safety at Member State and at EU level were mapped by the experts running the project. While this pilot project is an important and long-awaited step towards harmonizing European fire statistics, a great effort is still required to implement it and achieve success in this respect.

During the webinar, the final report of the EU FireStat project will be presented and the project outcomes will be explained. Good practices on fire statistics in selected EU Member States will be shared with participants of the webinar and next necessary steps to harmonize EU fire statistics will be proposed, incl. proposal of next project which could be financed by the European Parliament as a follow-up of the successful EU FireStat.

14h00

Opening

Welcome words – Eric Guillaume (Efectis) and Heikki Vaananen (DG GROW)

14h10

Presentation of the final report and the outcomes of the EU FireStat project

Mohamad El Houssami Efectis
14h30

Good practices in fire statistics collection

  • fire data collection system in Italy by Chiara Brugnoli (Vigili del Fuoco, Italy)
  • fire data collection system in Sweden by Colin McIntyre (MSB, Sweden)
  • presenting data in a dashboard by Vera Oosterveen (Netherlands Institute for Public Safety (NIPV).
15h30

Follow up of the EU FireStat project

Krzysztof Biskup Poland Chair European Fire Safety Alliance
  • preparation for submitting an application for Preparatory Action
  • discussion
15h45

Q&A

15h55

Wrap up and closing remarks

Eric Guillaume Efectis
16h00

The end

This webinar is organized by: