European Congress of Chimney Sweeps
The two-day 2014 European Congress of Chimney Sweeps started in Belgrade on Thursday.Source: Tanjug
It is rganized by the European Federation of Chimney Sweeps (ESCHFOE) in one of its member-states every two years.
President of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (PKS) Željko Sertić opened the event at Falkensteiner Hotel.
The PKS and its group for chimney sweeping services has prepared a whole series of activities to improve the chimney sweeping industry.
All organizations that help the country's economy and development should receive strong support, Sertić noted.
Assistant Mayor of Belgrade Borko Milosavljević said chimney sweeping, as a utility, is extremely important for the functioning of a city, but also for the quality of life of its inhabitants.
The goal of the city authorities is to improve the quality of life for Belgrade residents and that includes constant support for the chimney sweeping industry, which will be based on efficiency and rational use of resources, he stated.
ECHFOE President Hans-Guenther Beyerstedt said the meeting in Belgrade was extremely important, because important issues like chimney sweep training and professionalization would be discussed there.
It is very important to ensure safety in companies and households, but also to cut down pollution to a minimum while raising energy efficiency, he pointed out.
ESCHFOE comprises national chimney sweep organizations from 21 countries of Europe, but also the US.
This is the first such congress held in Serbia and it was organized together with the PKS and the Chimney Sweep Association of Serbia.