On Monday June 12, a high-level letter was sent to European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans calling for a strong coordination of initiatives related to fire safety of buildings.
This letter, co-signed by FEEDS, aims to encourage a more structured coordination of all policy initiatives impacting or related to the fire safety of European buildings across Directorate Generals.
Initiatives such the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), The Construction Product Regulations (CPR), EU co-funded programmes (e.g. Erasmus+, Horizon Europe), pan-European assistance in case of fire emergencies (e.g. EU Civil Protection Mechanism) and the Fire Information Exchange Platform (FIEP) could all benefit from a more transversal approach.
Coordinating and exchanging initiatives and best practices among EU Commission services, as well as with Member States, will ensure that fire safety is aligned with the objectives of the EU Green Deal and better protect EU citizens.