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"Health and Environmental Risks: Organisation, Integration and Cross-fertilisation of Scientific Knowledge"

Objetivo

"Today, human risk assessment and environmental risk assessment are typically separated. Existing risk assessment (RA) experience and regulations are challenged by future RA needs.
- There is a lack of mutual understanding between subject matter experts of individual disciplines.
- Data from toxicological and ecotoxicological studies is not readily accessible by risk assessors across disciplines.
- The need for RA will continue to increase (e.g. REACH or toxicity of mixtures) along with budget restrictions and political and public pressure to reduce the number of animal tests. Therefore, more cost effective, predictive and rapid tests for high quality sustainable RA are needed including a better exploitation of existing data.
- More transparency in RA is needed to allow better risk communication to regain consumer/public trust and to give unambiguous guidance for improved risk management.
- Scientific RA plays an increasing role internationally for global risk governance and as a tool to support sustainable trade practices. Divergence often arises on risk policies and measures, sometimes due to different RA approaches. Therefore, stronger international co-operation in this area is needed.
Against this background, the overall objective of the proposed coordination action HEROIC is to establish and co-ordinate a global network of European and international experts and stakeholders from different disciplines to establish stronger interfaces between human and environmental RA, between RA and risk management, between the various agencies and countries within the EU and between agencies and industry.
To this end, the HEROIC consortium members will make full use of their own extensive networks to involve stakeholders and experts in workshops, roundtables and outreach activities. These coordinating activities will result in enhanced sharing of knowledge, building consensus and development of clear, easily understood, transparent and unambiguous integrated RA procedures."

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-ENV-2011
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Coordinador

UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Dirección
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel
Suiza
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 217 871,80
Contacto administrativo
Martin Wilks (Dr.)

Participantes (8)

UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 125 054
Dirección
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Mauro Balordi (Dr.)
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 136 185
Dirección
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Geneviève Primel (Ms.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 73 048
Dirección
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Christina Steveni (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 108 512
Dirección
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Alexandre Péry (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 94 096
Dirección
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Tipo de actividad
Other
Contacto administrativo
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
BENAKI PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Greece
Aportación de la UE
€ 54 153
Dirección
Stefanou Delta Street 8
14561 Athina
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Panayota Panayotounis (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 127 937,76
Dirección
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo (Mr.)
FAUST UND BACKHAUS ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING GBR
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 43 421
Dirección
Fahrenheitstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Michael Faust (Dr.)