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CHronic exposure scenarios driving enviRONmental rIsks of Chemicals

Objective

CHRONIC aims at delivering a cohort of highly-skilled and informed future research leaders trained in understanding and
integrating, into risk-assessment practice, the long-term, low-dose chronic chemical exposure and their interactions with
other environmental stressors. CHRONIC research will support improved decision-making in risk assessment based on
uncertain and potentially conflicting information, and in the development of scientifically-based monitoring strategies. The
focus on low chronic exposure to contaminants in different environmental organisms (macrophytes, invertebrates,
vertebrates) and end-of-line systems (freshwater, sediment, soil) allow for a training that is broader than that achieved from
conventional narrower one-system concept generally included in PhD-programmes and in standard protection goals. Thus,
CHRONIC represents a paradigm shift in ERA methods and practices needed to deal with current and future contaminant
challenges. CHRONIC will include 13 PhD projects aimed at developing tools and approaches to identify relevant nonstandard
modes of toxicity for low chronic chemical exposure and integrate these with environmental stressors. CHRONIC
includes academic institutions, research centres, government institutions, SMEs, and an NGO all with extensive experience
in education and training and a high state-of-the-art scientific and technical expertise and infrastructure. The program will
therefore lay the basis for an integrated approach to environmental risk assessment that includes non-standard yet
ecologically relevant endpoints and low chronic exposure as key elements. CHRONIC include training-by-research, joint
courses covering technical, scientific, ethical, and transferable skills. Students will also engage actively in communication to
scientific and public communities and be enrolled in an ambitious intersectional networking exchange plan to increase
employability and provide a broad perspective to their future career plan.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

ROSKILDE UNIVERSITET
Address
Universitetsvej 1
4000 Roskilde
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 595 044

Participants (9)

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UK CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
Maclean Building Benson Lane
OX10 8BB Oxford
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 237 720,24
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 297 522
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMMUNAUTE D' UNIVERSITES ET ETABLISSEMENTS UNIVERSITE BOURGOGNE - FRANCHE - COMTE
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
32 Avenue De L'observatoire
25000 Besancon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Schwarzwaldallee 215
4058 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)