Addressing the research needs for fire safety with SBRA in Brussels

May 26, 2023

On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, we held a successful event at the Slovenian Embassy in Brussels on the topic of fire safety needs of a sustainable built environment. The event was organized on institutional level by ZAG and SBRA (The Slovenian Business and Research Association). It was moderated by dr. Draško Veselinovič from SBRA and prof. Grunde Jomaas, the ERA chair holder of the FRISSBE project.

Among six distinguished lecturers, the director of ZAG, Assoc. dr. Aleš Žnidarič spoke about the insitute's achievements in this field. All participants agreed that the initiative should be continued, so the conclusions of the agreement were sent via SBRA to some 1000 addresses. The entire program can be found HERE.

There are several challenges in achieving a sustainable built environment, where many new construction materials, systems and technologies are being incorporated to reach the sustainability goals set out at various socio-political levels. These ambitious goals bring new fire hazards and risks that are essential to address for sustainability to be truly accomplished. The meeting in Brussels aimed to outline these emerging challenges and identify the funding needed to ensure future sustainable and fire-safe built environments that contribute to local, regional and global sustainability goals across the EU.