Pilot project on fire statistics: The public tender is now released
19th November 2019
Today, the European Commission launched the public tender related to the Pilot project on fire statistics initiated last year by 24 members of the EU Parliament and the ITRE committee.
The tender mentions: "The aim of the contract is to map the terminology used and the data collected by the EU Member States regarding fire events and to propose a common terminology and a method to collect the necessary data in each EU Member State with a view to obtain meaningful data sets (based on standardised terms and definitions). This in turn would allow for knowledge-based decisions regarding fire safety at MS and at EU level regarding buildings fires (i.e. houses, apartment blocks, office buildings, commercial buildings, hospitals, schools and kindergartens, elderly homes, etc.). The pilot project could lead to a potential subsequent preparatory action to launch EU-level actions and initiatives to support Member States' efforts for fire safety and fire prevention, including in their building renovation efforts, thereby supporting safety for Europeans as well as sustainable growth and job creation in Europe."
The Modern Building Alliance fully supports this pilot project which will strengthen the EU commitment to fire safety and will give the EU and national governments the opportunity to better identify the most effective fire safety measures.
The pilot project will complement and support the newly established Fire Information Exchange Platform (FIEP) by the European Commission, to which the Modern Building Alliance is also contributing.