4 June 2019
A wide range of stakeholders, including Modern Building Alliance, addressed a letter to Commissioner Carlos Moedas asking for fire safety science to be considered within Horizon Europe, the new research and innovation framework programme.
As demonstrated by recent initiatives likes the Fire Information Exchange Platform (FIEP) and the pilot project on fire statistics, the EU has a role to play for fire safety in buildings. Fire safety research is an additional area where many stakeholders consider that EU actions would be beneficial.
Quentin de Hults, Executive Chair of the Modern Building Alliance commented:
“We firmly believe that fire safety science is essential for industry and for society:
- it allows adequate product development and innovation,
- it guarantees safe performance and benefits (quality of life, environment…),
- it improves safety levels in buildings with the most effective solutions, and
- it informs policies (performance requirements) and prevention measures.”
Read the joint letter