ECTP was launched in 2004 in order to better connect the European Built Environment and mainly focuses on:
- Active Ageing & Design (AA&D);
- Digital Built Environment (DBE);
- Energy Efficient Buildings (E2B);
- Heritage & Regeneration (H&R);
- Infrastructure & Mobility (I&M);
- Materials & Sustainability (M&S).
Within ECTP, Fire Safe Europe will engage more specifically with the Committees dedicated to “Energy Efficiency Buildings” and “Materials & Sustainability” and share its expertise on the synergies between these topics and fire safety.
ECTP is one of the 38 European Technology Platforms (ETPs) which are industry-led stakeholder fora recognised by the European Commission as key actors in driving innovation, knowledge transfer and European competitiveness.
ECTP is also actively engaged in the design of the next European research funding programme for 2021-2027, Horizon Europe, which was adopted on March 16, in first reading, by the Council of the European Union for a budget of €95.5 billion. ECTP is in particular involved with Horizon Europe’s proposal “Built4people”, which adopts a people-centric approach to the built environment. This approach is aligned with Fire Safe Europe mission “to improve fire safety in buildings for people and society”. That’s why, through its ECTP membership, Fire Safe Europe aims to bring a fire safety dimension to the projects focusing on topics like digitalisation, research and innovation.