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ECHA Sixth Stakeholders Day

The European Chemicals Agency organised its Sixth Stakeholders' Day on 18 May 2011, in the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre (Messukeskus).

The Stakeholders' Day is the largest external event of the Agency. It enables participants to be informed about ECHA's activities and news; to share views and expectations; to receive training on REACH & CLP processes; and to ask questions.

In addition to the main event, a day of training (17 May) on the Chesar tool was organised at ECHA premises. Further information about this session is available on the training page.

Video recording

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Session 1 - Registration, Authorisation and Restriction

Session 2 - Downstream user obligations

Session 3 - Evaluation and Dissemination

The European Chemicals Agency retains all rights. Opinions in the event may be expressed in the personal capacity only and do necessarily not correspond to the official position of the European Chemicals Agency


See photos from the event.


Read the participant interviews and speaker interviews from the event.

Plenary session programme - 18 May

Download the plenary session programme

List of speakers

Opening Geert Dancet, Executive Director (ECHA)
REACH Deadline 2013:the way forward Christel Musset (ECHA)
How to secure your registration part I – preparing and submitting your dossier Jan Schüller (Eastman Chemical BV)
Applications for Authorisation and Restriction Matti Vainio (ECHA)
Notification of substances in articles Lisa Anfält (ECHA)
Downstream user reports Laura Walin (ECHA)
DU obligations - Perspective from formulators for taking up the challenge Sylvie Lemoine (A.I.S.E)
 Chesar - CHEmical Safety Assessment and Reporting tool Hélène Magaud (ECHA)
Public information on chemicals: overview Catherine Cornu (ECHA)
Dissemination: civil society's perspective Tatiana Santos Otero (ISTAS)
Evaluation Norbert Fedtke (ECHA)
Testing REACH - Opportunities to reduce animal testing Michelle Thew (ECEAE)
Closing remarks Geert Dancet, Executive Director (ECHA)

Practical information

Helsinki Chemicals Forum

The annual Helsinki Chemicals Forum (HCF) followed ECHA's Stakeholders' Day and, as in previous years, participants to the Stakeholders' Day were entitled to a reduced attendance fee for the HCF.

Joint letter concerning the HCF signed by Hannu Vornamo, Secretary General of the Helsinki Chemicals Forum, Geert Dancet, Executive Director of ECHA and Hubert Mandery, Director General of CEFIC.

Download HCF presentations and videos

Training day programme - 17 May

In conjunction with the Sixth Stakeholders' Day, we organised an in-depth training session on 17 May at the ECHA conference centre. The training day focused entirely on the Chemical Safety Assessment and Reporting tool (Chesar). It provided an overview of the functionalities to carry out a Chemical Safety Assessment for a "simple case" and a demonstration on how the information is then reported in the Chemical Safety Report.

For more information about the day, visit the event page.


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