The Biocides Stakeholders' Day
25 June 2013 | Helsinki
The European Chemicals Agency organises its first Biocides Stakeholders' Day on 25 June 2013 in Helsinki.
In preparation for the application date of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) on 1 September 2013, the Stakeholders' Day aims to engage key biocides stakeholders with information about the new regulation to ensure that companies are aware of their roles and available tools and resources to assist them in meeting their obligations.
Seminar on Applications for Authorisation
17 June 2013 | Helsinki
The workshop aims to improve future applicants' understanding of the authorisation application procedure. The main topics to be covered include the content requirements for applications, the public consultation on possible alternatives, the analysis of alternatives and socio-economic analysis, as well as the formats, manuals and tools for the application submission.
ECHA information session on Critical Raw Materials and REACH
17 June 2013 | Helsinki
ECHA held an information session to discuss the possible regulatory impacts that the REACH and CLP legal obligations have on Critical Raw Materials (CRMs)
Topical Scientific Workshop on Risk Assessment for the Sediment Compartment
7-8 May 2013 | Helsinki
The workshop aims to bring together experts in the field of sediment risk assessment to brainstorm and develop updated scientific principles for assessing the ecological risks of chemical substances for freshwater and marine sediments. The discussions will be reinforced by information of the recent developments for particular substance types (such as metals) and also of risk assessment methodologies applied in chemicals management outside the EU.
Fourth meeting of the ECHA-Stakeholder Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES 4)
16-17 May 2013 | Helsinki
The European Chemicals Agency together with the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), Eurometaux, CONCAWE (the oil companies' European association), the European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc) and the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (AISE) on behalf of the Downstream Users of Chemicals Coordination Group (DUCC) are coordinating the next meeting of ENES.
Eighth Stakeholders' Day
26 March 2013 | Helsinki
The European Chemicals Agency organises its Eighth Stakeholders' Day Conference on 26 March 2013 in Helsinki.
The conference offers participants the chance to hear the latest news and updates from ECHA, European industry associations and NGOs. The event takes place close to the second REACH Registration Deadline of 31 May 2013, providing a platform for registrants, in particular those preparing individual submissions to receive last-minute advice and guidance.
ECHA's REACH-IT and IUCLID workshop for Croatian authorities and industry
5-6 March 2013 | Zagreb, Croatia
The European Chemicals Agency organises a REACH-IT and IUCLID workshop for Croatian authorities and industry. The workshop offers interested stakeholders from Croatia the chance to participate in REACH-IT and IUCLID hands-on training. The event will take place close to the Croatian accession to the European Union and it will also bring an opportunity to hear the latest news and updates from ECHA on relevant IT-tools adjusted to the specific situation of Croatian companies.
Seminar on Applications for Authorisation
11-12 February 2013 | Helsinki
The seminar aims to improve future applicants' understanding of the authorisation application procedure. The main topics to be covered include the content requirements for applications, the public consultation on possible alternatives, the analysis of alternatives and socio-economic analysis, as well as the formats, manuals and tools for the application submission.
Targeted expert consultation: cycloxydim
5-19 November 2012
The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) is currently developing an opinion on a proposal for the harmonised classification of cycloxydim for flammability (according to criteria in Annex VI, Dir. 67/548/EEC). The proposal was submitted to ECHA in August 2011 and has been subject of a public consultation ending on 1 October 2011.
Workshop on QSAR Toolbox version 3.0
20 November 2012 | Helsinki
ECHA and the OECD invite industry users to a workshop introducing version 3.0 of the QSAR Toolbox. The aim of the workshop is to encourage registrants to use the Toolbox to fill data gaps as well as to share best practice for performing and reporting predictions. ECHA and the OECD also wish to collect feedback from industry on the use of the Toolbox.
Second lead registrant workshop
11-12 October 2012 | Helsinki
The workshop is targeted at lead registrants and will take place in ECHA's conference centre. As for the previous workshop in February 2012, the content will be coordinated together with the Agency's Accredited Stakeholder Organisations and industry associations who will be leading parts of the programme.
Scientific discussion on the adequacy of two in vivo tests
4 October 2012 | Helsinki
ECHA invites experts with regulatory, scientific, industrial and stakeholder backgrounds for an open discussion on the use the transgenic rodent gene mutation assay (TGR) and the unscheduled DNA synthesis assay (UDS) under REACH. The aim is to produce a document about the scientific adequacy of both assays to support stakeholders in their testing strategy decisions.
Chemicals at the workplace: REACH and OSH in practice
3 October 2012 | Helsinki
During this workshop participants discussed how the REACH Regulation and occupational safety and health (OSH) regulatory practices can reinforce each other to adequately control the risks from chemicals at the workplace. The first experiences with REACH are available and allow for an outlook on the usability for control, of risks of chemicals in the workplace.;
Workshop on analysing alternatives and socio-economic impacts in authorisation applications
2-3 October 2012 | Helsinki
This workshop addresses the practical aspects of how to analyse alternative substances and carry out the socio-economic analysis when applying for an authorisation.
Seminar on applications for authorisation
1-2 October 2012 | Helsinki
This event will give an overview on the steps and content requirements of the process, and will introduce potential applicants to available guidance, manuals and tools to help them generate adequate and timely applications.
Workshop on Strictly Controlled Conditions
24 May 2012 | Helsinki
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) held a one day workshop on 24 May 2012 on Strictly Controlled Conditions (SCCs).
ECHA met with the representatives of the participating Member States in the Forum pilot project on intermediates to clarify ECHA's understanding of the Guidance on Intermediates and the interpretation of the SCCs.
ECHA Seventh Stakeholders' Day
23 May 2012 | Helsinki
The European Chemicals Agency hosts its Seventh annual Stakeholders' Day conference on 23 May 2012 in Helsinki. The conference offers participants the chance to hear the latest news and updates from ECHA, European industry associations and NGOs. As in previous years, ECHA offers participants the possibility to book one-to-one sessions with the Agency's scientific experts to discuss specific topics and to receive advice and guidance for key processes relevant to the implementation of the European chemicals legislation.
2nd Meeting of the Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES2)
21-22 May 2012 | Helsinki
Workshop on scientific issues related to oils, fats and waxes obtained from genetically modified plants in the context of REACH
19 April 2012 | ECHA, Helsinki
This workshop provided a platform for Member State experts to discuss and present their views on the applicability of the exemption from the requirement to register substances derived from vegetable oils, fats and waxes obtained from genetically modified plants. This exemption is laid down in Annex V entry 9 to the REACH Regulation.
Conference on REACH and CLP Enforcement
1 March 2012 | Brussels
The European Commission hosted a Conference on REACH and CLP Enforcement on 1 March 2012, which gathered member state authorities and stakeholders to discuss activities and best practice in enforcing the new legislation.
The conference concluded that enforcement plays a critical role in the success of REACH and CLP and that it is important to ensure harmonised enforcement across the EEA.
Stakeholders indicated their support for enforcement and said they are keen to see how the Forum could enhance the harmonisation of enforcement actions. ECHA's Forum also presented their activities at the event.
More than 400 participants attended the event in Brussels and over 600 viewed online via web stream.
See the conference presentations on the Commission's website.
Workshop on the validity of the use of the 'rapid removal' concept
8 February 2012 | Helsinki
ECHA met with members of the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC), and representatives of the Member States and industry to discuss the validity of the concept of 'rapid removal' for aquatic environmental long-term hazard classification of metals and inorganic metal compounds.
Lead Registrant workshop
2-3 February 2012 | Helsinki
The workshop is targeted at (new) lead registrants and will take place in ECHA's conference centre. The content of the workshop will be coordinated together with ECHA's Accredited Stakeholder Organisations who will be leading parts of the programme.
Seminar on the publication of information from the applications for authorisation process with industry representatives
28 November 2011 | Brussels
ECHA met with representatives of Industry to provide an update on its preparatory activities for the implementation of the authorisation process and to gather stakeholders' input in an efficient and transparent manner.
The seminar focused on several issues concerning the "Broad Information on Uses" with the aim of ensuring an efficient and meaningful involvement of interested parties in the public consultations on alternatives.
Workshop on the use of the QSAR Toolbox: Feedback from Industry Users and Development Needs
24 November 2011 | Helsinki
The first workshop with QSAR Toolbox industry users was held at ECHA on 24 November 2011. Nearly 30 representatives from industry, with practical knowledge on the use of the QSAR Toolbox, shared their experience and expressed their needs for further development and support.
The objectives of the workshop were:
- Sharing experience and best practice from the use of the QSAR Toolbox
- Identifying needs for implementation of additional features in the QSAR Toolbox
- Identifying needs for other types of support in view of the next registration deadline 2013
Four industry speakers provided insight on how they use the QSAR Toolbox, where they see need for further development and support and what are considered as current barriers for using the QSAR Toolbox. Long term objectives and plans for version 3.0 were introduced by the OECD secretariat.
A summary from the discussions and recommendations as well as the presentations from the Workshop are available below:
- Welcome and introduction
- Future Developments - The OECD Perspective
- Supporting Substance Hazard Assessment and REACH Registrations: Experiences and Needs
- Experience & Needs from industry
- Feedback from Industry Users and Development Needs
- Client Databases – Importation, Issues and Performance
QSAR Toolbox website: http://www.qsartoolbox.org/
ECHA-Stakeholder Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios
24-25 November 2011 | Brussels
REACH Conference - What did we achieve in 2010? How can we ease the way for 2013?
23 September 2011
Organised by the European Commission, the conference aims to assess what we learnt during the 2010 registration procedure, both in terms of early results of the REACH regulation and in terms of process. The conference will highlight what went well and where improvements are needed to ease the way for the 2013 registration deadline.
Register for the event: http://www.euconf.eu/reach/en/registration/login.php (username: chemical password: regulation)
Visit the conference website: www.euconf.eu/reach.
Seminar on applications for authorisation with NGOs and trade unions
07 July 2011 | WWF European Policy Office, Brussels
ECHA met with representatives of NGOs and trade unions to provide an update on its preparatory activities for the implementation of the authorisation process and to gather stakeholders' input in an efficient and transparent manner.
ECHA's Sixth Stakeholders' Day
18 May 2011, Helsinki
The European Chemicals Agency organised its Sixth Stakeholders' Day on 18 May 2011, in the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Chesar Training Day
17 May 2011, Helsinki
This training day 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.
Seminar on Applications for Authorisation
12 April 2011 | Helsinki
ECHA organised this seminar to raise the understanding of potential applicants of the authorisation application procedure and the requirements on the contents of applications, as well as the use of submission formats, manuals and tools.
Joint Workshop RAC-SEAC on Impact Assessment
10 March 2011 | Helsinki
Joint Workshop RAC-SEAC on Impact Assessment: "Approaches for translating the results of environmental risk assessments for use in socioeconomic impact assessment under REACH. Presentation and discussion of project results" (10 March 2011).
Workshop on Abatement Costs of Chemicals
6 October 2010 | Helsinki
ECHA's Fifth Stakeholders' Day
4 October 2010 | Helsinki
Experts Workshop on Dealing with Uncertainty of Non-Test Methods under REACH
23 - 24 September 2010 | Helsinki
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) held a one and a half day workshop on 23 - 24 September on the use of non-test methods under REACH. Participation was by invitation for experts in the fields of non-test methods, working in or for Member State Competent Authorities. In addition, there were some invited experts from industry bodies and NGOs
ECHA's Fourth Stakeholders' Day
19 May 2010, Helsinki
ECHA's Third Stakeholders' Day
07 December 2009 | Helsinki
REACH - Substance Identity Workshop
1 December 2009, Helsinki
On the 1 December 2009 the European Chemicals Agency will hold a Substance Identity Workshop in Helsinki. The workshop will clarify key substance identity concepts in the context of REACH processes such as inquiry and registration. This event is for people in companies who are responsible for dossier preparation who have questions on substance identity. Since the number of places available is limited to 100, companies are invited to send one delegate only. Participation will then be confirmed on a first come first served basis.
Lead Registrants Workshop
11 September 2009 | Brussels
ECHA organised together with the European Commission a workshop for Lead Registrants in Brussels on 11 September 2009. The aim of the workshop was to inform the Lead Registrants about the support available, about the best practices of well functioning SIEFs, how to build registrations dossiers and how to fulfil information requirements.
The 11 September workshop launched a series of information sessions that are directed in particular to Lead Registrants in order to facilitate their work.
For more information: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/chemicals/reach/events/index_en.htm
The webstreaming of the workshop http://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eutv/portal/archive.html
Conference on EU and world-wide rules for classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals
17 June 2009, Brussels
The conference aims to inform authorities, industry and other stakeholders about the new provisions for classification, labelling and packaging in the EU, placing them in the global context of GHS. It will explain the main features of the new legislation, focusing on practical aspects. It will provide up-to-date information on the CLP guidance documents and tools.
Webstreaming of the conference: http://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eutv/portal/archive.html
ECHA's Second Stakeholders' Day
27 May 2009 | Helsinki
REACH IT Workshop
26 March 2009
ECHA's First Stakeholders' Day, 10 October 2008, Helsinki
REACH IT Workshop
07 May 2008
REACH Workshop - Final countdown to pre-registration and registration of chemicals
14 April 2008
The workshop aims to alert companies that they should not miss the pre-registration "window". It will explain the key elements of pre-registration and registration under REACH, focusing on practical aspects for companies to comply. It will also provide up-to-date information on the REACH guidance documents and tools to support companies, and discuss what is done or can be done to raise awareness of these topics.
See the Workshop in the Internet: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/reach/events_en.htm
REACH IT Workshop
15 February 2008