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Pan-European fire safety efforts advance as two new research papers are published

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Completion of a crucial European fire safety project

In 2022, the ground-breaking European project named ‘Closing data gaps and paving the way for pan-European Fire Safety Efforts’ reached a successful conclusion. The project saw the collaboration of several consortium partners, with EuroFSA being one of the notable participants. The Netherlands Institute for Public Safety (NIPV) was actively involved in the project through their researchers, working on behalf of EuroFSA. The sub-project titled ‘Data needed for decision making’ was spearheaded by Rene Hagen.

Publication of critical research in fire technology journal

Adding to the project’s scientific contributions, two significant articles concerning the project’s results were recently published in the esteemed Fire Technology Journal. These publications join the array of project reports that have been released in recent times, further enriching the sphere of fire safety research.

Krzysztof Biskup, EuroFSA’s chair who was also a member of the project’s steering committee, expressed his pride in the contribution of the NIPV researchers. Biskup was particularly pleased with Margrethe Kobes, Mindel Leene, and Johanna Veeneklaas, the co-authors of these important scientific articles. In his statement, Biskup congratulated the trio for their significant contributions to these publications.

Aims of the pan-European project

One of the co-authors, researcher Margrethe Kobes, discussed the project in more depth: “In a consortium, we collaborated with universities and other partners from nine different countries. The aim of the project was to enable data-based decisions about fire safety and to support the member states of the EU in actions and initiatives related to fire safety and fire prevention.”

The project’s full report and the two-part publication ‘Closing Data Gaps and Paving the Way’ are available for download at the following links:

The efforts of this project have opened new doors in the realm of fire safety research, enabling data-driven decisions to enhance fire safety across Europe.

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