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Bystanders, Residents, Operators and WorkerS Exposure models for plant protection products

Objective

The BROWSE proposal is focussed directly and precisely on all the requirements of the call text. Specifically, it will:
- Review, improve and extend the models currently used in the risk assessment of plant protection products (PPPs) to evaluate the exposure of operators, workers, residents and bystanders.
- Use the new and improved exposure models to contribute to the implementation of Regulation 1107/2009 on authorisation of PPPs, replacing Directive 91/414/EC.
- Use the new and improved exposure models to contribute to the implementation of the Thematic Strategy on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides.
- Involve all relevant stakeholders and end-users and take full account of relevant gender issues in developing the exposure models and policy tools.
The workplan is aligned with these key objectives. In addition, several key cross-cutting themes are established to ensure their consistent and integrated treatment throughout the project. These are: exposure scenarios, volatilisation, transfer coefficients, statistical modelling and calibration, and data management. Key stakeholder groups will be represented on the project Advisory Panel as well as participating directly via consultations and workshops, and in surveys to obtain new data on practices and sociobehavioural and gender factors influencing exposure. Models for key exposure scenarios covering different regions of the EU will be developed in order of priority based on consultation with stakeholders, implemented as user-friendly software, and tested with end-users. Project outputs will be delivered through established networks with end-users in EU and national authorities, national training organisations, the pesticide industry, and relevant trade unions and NGOs. The consortium is superbly equipped to address the project objectives, including international leading experts on every aspect and long experience in both the science and the regulatory aspects of exposure assessment.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

Food and Environment Research Agency
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 494 122
Administrative Contact
Andy Hart (Dr.)

Participants (8)

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 75 295
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frederik Berg Van Den (Dr.)
BENAKI PHYTOPATHOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 204 600
Address
Stefanou Delta Street 8
14561 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kyriaki Machera (Dr.)
The Arable Group Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 222 604
Address
Huntingdon Road
CB3 0LE Cambridge
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sudan Arnold (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 321 151
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rianda Gerritsen-Ebben (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 218 640
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 214 080
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Libero Ranelli (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 249 015
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicola Dolman (Ms.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ineke Van Driel (Ms.)