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EU Renovation Wave: an opportunity for fire safety

15 October 2020

The Renovation Wave strategy is a flagship initiative of the EU Green Deal and of the Next Generation EU recovery plan...

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The International Fire Safety Standards coalition launched its common principles

9 October 2020

The International Fire Safety Standard Coalition (IFSS)—a global coalition of over 80 fire safety leadership organisations—has been...

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MEPs and EU Commission representatives support EuroFSA’s European Fire Safety Action Plan

29 September 2020

Many fruitful exchanges on fire safety took place today during an online conference ...

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European Parliament reminds the importance of Fire Safety Competencies to accompany the renovation wave

17 September 2020

The European Parliament has adopted in plenary the Own initiative ...

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The Modern Building Alliance supports the European Fire Safety Action Plan

3 September 2020

Today, the Modern Building Alliance joins the long list of supporters of the European Fire Safety Action Plan drafted...

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The Construction Products Regulation plays an essential role for fire safety of buildings

19 August 2020

The Modern Building Alliance gave feedback to the Inception Impact Assessment published by the European Commission about the review

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The Renovation Wave must be accompanied by Fire Safety Competencies

8 July 2020

The European Commission is preparing the Renovation Wave (a proposal announced by the Green Deal and expected for September) with the...

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We ask for Fire Safety to be included in the BuildUp Skills Initiative

1 July 2020

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME) has launched an online public consultation to gather advice from stakeholders...

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A consortium of experts to work on EU fire safety statistics

27 May 2020

The European Commission has selected a consortium of experts for the pilot project “Closing the data gaps and paving the way for pan-European fire safety...

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Fire Safety picked up in Own-Initiative Report on Energy Efficient buildings

25 May 2020 

MEP Ciarán Cuffe (Greens, Ireland) is currently the rapporteur of the “Draft report on maximising the energy efficiency potential of the EU building stock”...

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British standard test method for the fire performance of facades: revision is now published

7 May 2020

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has revised its test method for the fire performance of external cladding systems...

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Time to create a Renovation Fund for All Europeans

6 May 2020

Initiated by the Renovate Europe Campaign, a wide range of stakeholders including the Modern Building Alliance, co-signed...

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Call for ACTION on Fire Safety Competency

27 April 2020

The Modern Building Alliance advocates that the EU should play a central role in supporting...

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Save the Date: EuroFSA’ Action Plan to be launched

14 February 2020

Today, the European Fire Safety Alliance communicates about the official launch of the Action Plan

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Elipyka Conference: packed room for its 1st edition

14 February 2020

The 1st International Conference for the fire protection of structures, attracted a lot of interest and filled up all 450 places...

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Today is #112day

11 2 2020

On this 11.2.2020, we celebrate the pan-european harmonised emergency number, 112.

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The Modern Building Alliance represented at Elipyka’ International Conference

3 February 2020

For the first International Conference organised by the Hellenic Institute for the Fire Protection of Structures...

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The Commission stresses the role of the Fire Information Exchange Platform in a response to MEPs

31 January 2020

Today, the written answer from the European Commission to the Parliamentary question tabled by MEPs Pernille...

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IFSS global consultation on Fire Safety launched

23 January 2020

Today, the International Fire Safety Standards coalition (IFSS) has launched a public consultation on a set of principles and best practices for...

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Pilot project on fire statistics: The public tender is now released

19 November 2019

Today, the European Commission launched the public tender related to the Pilot project voted last year by 24 members of the EU ...

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Three MEPs table a parliamentary question about fire prevention and smoke detection

6 November 2019

MEPs Theresa Griffin (S&D), Pernille Weiss (EPP) and Seán Kelly (EPP) co-signed a parliamentary question

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Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Phase 1 Report issued

30 October 2019

This report aims to understand what happened on the night of the 14 June...

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EuroFSA: All together for the European Fire Safety Week

31 October 2019

Communication from EuroFSA: For its very first edition, the European Fire Safety Week will gather, from the 18th to 21st November 2019, a myriad of...

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Press Release: Members of the European Parliament have great ambition for fire safety in buildings

8 October 2019

Today, in the European Parliament, the Modern Building Alliance, together with MEP Theresa Griffin (S&D, UK) and MEP Pernille Weiss (EPP, DK), org...

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Modern Building Alliance has presented its paper at Fire Safety Facade Conference

30 September 2019

During the 3rd International Symposium – Fire Safety Façade 2019 organised by the CSTB in France, Quentin de Hults, ...

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EU method to assess the fire performance of façades: call for tender launched

18 September 2019

A study published by the European Commission in September 2018 presented...

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Modern Building Alliance joins the International Fire Safety Standards Coalition (IFSS)

23 August 2019

The Coalition was launched with the support of United Nations Economic Commission...

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Modern Building Alliance sponsors Fire Safety Façade 2019

13 August 2019

As sponsor of Fire Safety Façade 2019, Modern Building Alliance confirms its commitment to support research in fire safety...

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Modern Building Alliance presents the EU Fire Safety Guide

1 July 2019

Modern Building Alliance officially launches the European Fire safety Guide. Written for policy makers, this guide presents a holistic approach...

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EU fire safety research needed in Horizon Europe – Joint letter to Commissioner Carlos Moedas

4 June 2019

A wide range of stakeholders, including Modern Building Alliance, addressed a letter to Commissioner Carlos Moedas asking...

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Modern Building Alliance sponsors Interflam 2019

2 May 2019

Interflam 2019 will take place in London on 1-3 July. Meet us at our booth! ...
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Progress of the Fire Information Exchange Platform: only a more active contribution from Member States will make it successful

4 March 2019

On 27 February, the FIEP met for a plenary meeting to present progress. ...
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Fire Safety Mission for Europe: Modern Building Alliance joins forces with IAFSS

13 December 2018

On 3 December, we supported and presented our views during the IAFSS workshop in Brussels ...
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Stakeholders discuss how to improve fire safety at European Parliament event

30 November 2018

On 28 November, stakeholders gathered to discuss how to improve fire safety at European Parliament event...
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MEPs take another step toward increased fire safety in Europe

25 September 2018

Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on Budget (BUDG) adopted an amendment for a...

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New Commission study on fire performance of façades shows continued progress on fire safety

18 September 2018

On the 3rd September, the Commission published a study on the ...

 

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ITRE Committee confirms support for increased fire safety in Europe

10 July 2018

Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) ...

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Members of the European Parliament stand up to advance fire safety in Europe

21 June 2018

Yesterday, a group of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) submitted a very promising pilot pro...

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Fire safety: what can building renovations bring?

20 June 2018

After 18 months of legislative process, the amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EU 2018/844) has been published in the EU Official Journal.

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England: the Hackitt Report reviewing building regulations and fire safety is published

17 May 2018

The independent review led by Dame Judith Hackitt was commissioned by the British government following the Grenfell Tower fire.

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The revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive is fully adopted

14 May 2018

After the European Parliament on April 17, the Council adopted the revised directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) on May 14.

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