10th European Conference on Protecting Clothing

Protection challenges in a changing world

Arnhem, the Netherlands - 9-12 May 2023

Welcome to ECPC2023

The aim of the conference is to promote research and cooperation in the area of personal protection. A functional and comfortable use of protective clothing is a key element for a successful implementation of preventive and protective measures in the workplaces. This conference covers a broad spectrum of the subject protective clothing, and has turned into internationally qualified source of new, valuable and useful information for the advancement of the knowledge and the application of protective clothing. The conference has become a platform to disseminate, to exchange and to discuss the results of research, project developments and implementation programmes related to protective clothing, with a strong focus on user protection and well-being. Ergonomics is still a strong component of the conference within the new challenges related to climate change, pandemics and development of digital technology with new smart functions being an integrated part of textiles and modern PPE. Issues related to sustainability, durability of the products and consideration of full life cycle of PPE is high up on the agenda today. The changing business needs support from legislation and work with standardization has to keep up the pace so that the safe products can reach the market.


This conference invites industries, public authorities and academic organizations – researchers, designers, manufacturers, purchasers, health and safety experts, human factors experts and procurement specialists and end-users to exchange and discuss research and project development for personal protective clothing (PPC) and equipment (PPE).

Scientific committee

The conference program will be reviewed and put together by a scientific committee. The committee exist of the ESPC board members and different kind of experts who have their origin in The Netherlands.


The 10th European Conference on Protective Clothing is organized by NIPV (Netherlands Institute for Public Safety), the Netherlands. NIPV is an organisation that supports the Dutch Safety Regions with knowledge and logistics. IFV organizes the conference in association with the European Society of Protective Clothing (ESPC).

More information and registration: ECPC 2023 - ECPC NIPV

If you have any questions, please send an email to kennisevents@nipv.nl