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Workshop on Reparability


LightingEurope organised a policy discussion with EU policymakers, companies and NGOs on the growth opportunities and challenges of reparability. This workshop, primarily dedicated to LightingEurope members, addressed issues such as safety, warranties and the liability of luminaire producers and component manufacturers. The outcomes will feed into ongoing discussions within LightingEurope in follow up to our White Paper on the technical and legal framework for serviceable luminaires.

Presentations (for download)


Bruno Vermoesen (47 years old), graduated in 1993 as engineer in electro mechanics.

Mr Vermoesen works at BSH since 1995 and since 2003 he is the Senior Expert of EU Technical Government Affairs, covering topics such as energy efficiency, waste and circular economy.

Moreover, he is Member of the Board of Management of Recupel, the Belgian WEEE take-back system.


Graduate in Law and in International Relations (MA, LLM) Ludovic Basset is a EU affairs specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the Brussels political arena. Ludovic is currently Public Affairs Manager at ACEM, the European association representing the manufacturers of motorcycles in Europe. From 2007 to 2010 Ludovic held the position of Legal and Advocacy Officer in FIGIEFA (Automotive Aftermarket Distributors’ Federation) where he was notably in charge of the implementation of a campaign aiming at securing access to technical information, spare parts, tools and training for independent operators of the automotive aftermarket, the “Right to Repair Campaign” (R2RC).


Thomas Opsomer combines an academic background with hands-on technical know-how. After almost a decade as a product specialist in the power tools industry, he now works as a repair policy engineer for iFixit.

Repair is iFixit’s mission. An open-source, wiki-based website that teaches people how to repair a variety of products is financed through a sales platform for repair tools and spare parts.

Thomas is involved in research projects, in policy work and in standardisation activities related to product repir and reuse. He also volunteers at the local repair café and tool library.

Pierre Henry

Pierre Henry studied engineering in the Ecole Centrale de Paris, with a specialisation in chemical engineering. He joined the European Commission in 1995. In 2016, he has been acting in DG Environment as Deputy Head of the Unit dedicated to Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption, which coordinates the implementation of the Circular Economy action plan and several voluntary instruments including EMAS, the EU Ecolabel scheme and Green Public Procurement. He is now leading the team on Sustainable Production and Products in the same Unit, including the development of a more coherent framework for product policy instruments contributing to the circular economy.