Brief description of the organisation:

Tiles & Bricks Europe represents industry associations and companies from 21 European Union Member States plus Norway, Russia and Switzerland. The association promotes the interests of the clay brick and tile industry in Europe. It provides a forum for its members to exchange information on technical development, sustainable construction, climate change, resource efficiency and other emerging issues. The activities are organized around specialized working groups of technical experts from national associations and companies. Members are regularly informed about upcoming issues through monthly newsletters. The association organizes public events on the most relevant subjects for the industry, which are attended by EU officials, trade associations’ representatives, architects and other interested stakeholders. Furthermore, TBE is a full member of Cerame-Unie, the European Ceramic Industry Association, coordinates the representation of the clay brick and roof tile industry at the Sustainable Building Conference and has close collaboration with its corresponding associations in Australia, North America and South Africa. TBE's main partners are the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN).

Brief description of tasks attributed:

In view of the scope of its organisation and of its contact with European and National Standardisation Bodies, TBE will mainly contribute to WP2. It will disseminate project results to a wider audience of potential users and will coordinate contacts between the Consortium and the CEN for an active participation to the standardisation process.

Key staff involved in the project:

Mr Adolfo Aiello: Partner coordinator

Eng. Nuno Pargana: Technical staff