Brussels, February 17, 2016 –Euralarm, the association of European manufacturers, installers and service providers of the electronic fire safety and security industry, presents its Manifesto for a Safer and More Secure Europe, 2016-2019.

24 February 2016

Euralarm’s Manifesto for a Safer and More Secure Europe at the horizon of 2019, presents the electronic fire, safety and security industry’s view on six policy areas where the European Union’s Institutions should take action in the coming years to ensure that
  • EU citizens are safer and live in a secure society
  • the marketplace is efficient and dynamic

Euralarm will be anengaged and constructive partner for the EU Institutions, helping policymakers to craft the legislation that meet these societal and economic objectives as well as to shape an open, efficient and dynamic marketplace for the electronic fire, safety and security industry in the EU; a market growing by 11% over the next five years according to an EU Commission’ recent report.

The six policy areas are:

  • A market-driven standards system that works for consumers and the industry
  • A single market approach to testing, auditing and certification in the fire safety and security industry
  • Improving fire safety in tourist accommodation to prevent unnecessary deaths and injuries
  • A Europe-wide system to recognize skills and qualifications
  • A single market for the provision of services for fire safety and security systems
  • ‘Smart cities’ that include aspects of fire safety and security

For  each area  Euralarm offers  its support  to  the EU Institutions. This newest publication is another Euralarm initiative that backs the EU goals of boosting employment, growth and investment, and strengthening and deepening  the  Single  Market. With  the  right  political,  legislative  and regulatory environment, the fire safety and security industry can play an important role in achieving these goals.