One of Eurovent’s key tasks is to accompany the development of legislation and standards on a national, regional, European Union, and international level. As a globally recognised representative of the HVACR industry, Eurovent is a frequently consulted third party by political institutions such as the European Commission and UNEP.

While most of our advocacy takes place via personal meetings with decision makers, we regularly publish Position Papers on issues of importance – either independently or in cooperation with partner associations such as eurammon, EVIA, EPEE, EHPA, or REHVA.

When assessing position papers, are you aware whom you are dealing with?

Eurovent’s structure rests upon democratic decision-making procedures between its members and their representatives. The more than 1.000 organisations within the Eurovent network count on us to represent their needs in a fair and transparent manner. Accordingly, we can answer policy makers’ questions regarding our association representativeness and decisions-making processes as follows:

1. Who receives which number of votes?

At Eurovent, the number of votes is never determined by organisation sizes, country sizes, or membership fee levels. SMEs and large multinationals receive the same number of votes within our technical working groups: 2 votes if belonging to a national Member Association, 1 vote if not. In our General Assembly and Eurovent Commission (‘steering committee’), our national Member Associations receive two votes per country.

2. Who has the final decision-making power?

The Eurovent Commission acts as the association’s ‘steering committee’. It defines the overall association roadmap, makes decisions on horizontal topics, and mediates in case manufacturers cannot agree within technical working groups. The Commission consists of national Member Associations, receiving two votes per country independent from its size or economic weight.

3. How European is the association?

More than 90% of manufacturers within Eurovent manufacture in and come from Europe. They employ around 150.000 people in Europe largely within the secondary sector. Our structure as an umbrella enables us to consolidate manufacturers' positions across the industry, ensuring a broad and credible representation.

4. How representative is the organisation?

Eurovent represents more than 1.000 companies of all sizes spread widely across 20+ European countries, which are treated equally. As each country receives the same number of votes, there is no ‘leading’ country. Our national Member Associations ensure a wide-ranging national outreach also to remote locations.

 

Eurovent and transparency

You can check on us in the European Union Transparency Register under identification no. 89424237848-89. All Eurovent meeting documents are being made available on request for political decision-makers.

Recently published Position Papers

The following section provides a collection of our recently published Position Papers.


Eurovent pleeds for an exemption of Box and Roof Fans from the revised Fan Regulation

Manufacturers from Eurovent Product Group 'European Fan Technology' published a Position Paper asking the Commission to exempt Box and Roof Fans from the Revised Fan Regulation 327/2011.

Eurovent underlines the importance of Market Surveillance

In the light of the revision of Fan Regulation 327/2011, the Eurovent Product Group 'European Fan Technology' published a Position Paper stressing the importance of effective Market Surveillance of fan products.

Eurovent calls for Commission to rethink its vision on replacement parts in the course of the Fan Regulation Revision

According to the proposed revised version of Fan Regulation 327/2011, fan suppliers and appliers would be obliged to use ErP 2015 (Tier II) compliant fans also when replacing fans. With this Position Paper, Eurovent Members aimed to explain why such a measure would not be feasible.

Revision of EU Regulation 327/2011 (‘EU Fans Regulation’)

Eurovent collected a number of case studies demonstrating why fans sold before 2015 that are not in conformity with ErP 2015 requirements defined in Regulation 327/2011 should be excluded from the revised Fan Regulation.

A contribution to Eurovent's emphasis on a clear and measurable scope of Fan Regulation 327/2011

With this Paper, Eurovent elaborates on its request to VHK and the European Commission to ‘provide clear definitions and clarify what exactly is in the scope of the measure’ as well as exclude impellers from the Regulation.

Eurovent's Product Group 'European Fan Technology' points out focus points for the revision of Fan Regulation 327/2011

Towards the start of the revision period of Fan Regulation 327/2011, Eurovent published a paper outlining its most important issues to be addressed in finalising the revised Regulation. Eurovent's Product Group 'European Fan Technology' underlined, amongst others the importance of a clear and measurable scope, alignment with EN and ISO standards as well as relevant EU legislation such as the Ecodesign Directive, and the prevention of loopholes.

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