PROGRAM: Tuesday November 14th

2a. Workshop: Electrical Safety and deployment of heat pumps, photovoltaic panels and charging points in buildings || Brussels from 09h00 - 12h45 (CET)


To achieve decarbonization objectives, electrification technologies such as heat pumps (HPs), photovoltaic panels (PVs) and charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) will be massively deployed in buildings. Electrical safety is a necessary precondition.

Representatives from the EU Commission and the EU Parliament will explain how REPowerEU, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Heat Pump Action Plan will boost the deployment of these electrification technologies and discuss with fire safety experts how the EU can support Member States in adequately considering the safety aspects.

FEEDS will present new factsheets developed with the sector of HP, PV, and EV charging for safe electrification and different representatives from the value chain will discuss their role to ensure electrical safety and a successful deployment of electrification technologies.

The workshop moderated by Theresa Griffin (FEEDS Chair) will take place in person in Brussels at the L42 business center and be followed by a networking lunch.

Maximum participants: 100 (participation to be confirmed by the organisers)

09h00 (CET)

Welcome & Introduction

Theresa Griffin FEEDS Chair

1. Setting the scene

Introduction through the EPBD angle

Seán Kelly MEP

European Policies

Marco Morini Policy Officer, DG ENER
PDF Presentation

Safety in the context of the Energy Transition

Johan Reinders Researcher and Adviser, Nederlands Instituut Publieke Veiligheid
PDF Presentation

Partners panel on the Energy Transition and market perspectives

Jan Osenberg Policy Advisor, SolarPower Europe
PDF Presentation
Jozefien Vanbecelaere Head of EU Affairs, European Heat Pumps Association
Raphaël Héliot Policy Manager, AVERE The European Association for Electromobility
PDF Presentation

2. Safe electrification

Safe electrification fact sheets

Olivier Tissot FEEDS secretariat
PDF Presentation (with Benoît Dôme)
Benoît Dôme FEEDS technical consultant

Discussion with the partners panel on the importance of electrical safety

Coffee break

3. Point of views from other stakeholders

Examples of renovating unfit housing stock

Anna Bajomi European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (Feantsa)
PDF Presentation

Skills and workforce

Federico Fucci EuropeOn
PDF Presentation

A year of FIEP webinars

Heikki Väänänen Policy Officer, DG GROW
PDF Presentation

4. Wrap-up

Partners panel: safe electrification, a prerequisite to the energy transition

12h45 (CET)

Conclusion followed by a Networking lunch

Theresa Griffin

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2b. Workshop on (renewing) fire safety action plan || Brussels from 13h45 - 17h00 (CET)

The European Fire Safety Action Plan – the first knowledge and evidence-based plan for improvement of fire safety in Europe – was developed as a result of the first European Fire Safety Week in 2019. During this workshop, we will look back to the advancement of its implementation from the perspective of four past years and discuss the ideas of workshop participants on potentially necessary changes. The results of the discussion will be used to finalize the updating of the Action Plan.

Location: L42 Business Center, Brussels
Maximum participants: 100 (participation to be confirmed by the organisers)

So join this workshop to influence the renewed action plan!



Chris Addiers Chairperson

For evaluation of individual focus areas (FA) of the Action Plan, forty-minute time slots have been foreseen, covering: a brief presentation of FA (what has been done and what are the suggested changes), reactions from the selected stakeholder(s) from the fire safety network and discussion with participants of the workshop.


Fire safety of vulnerables (focus area 1 and 2)

Lieuwe de Witte EuroFSA
Alan Brinson EFSI
Roy Weghorst EAPFP

The energy transition (focus area 3)

Krzysztof Biskup EuroFSA
Olivier Tissot ECI



The awareness of fire safety (focus area 4)

Finian Joyce EuroFSA
Loreta Kelbauskaite Serpyte Belgium Learnkey

Communication and collaboration (focus area 6, topic will include focus area 5)

Finian Joyce EuroFSA
Alberto Lampasona Director Public Affairs, Europacable
Perrine Ethuin BASF on behalf of the Modern Building Alliance

Next steps with the Fire Safety Action Plan

Krzysztof Biskup

Closing and networking drink

This workshops is organized by: