EU REACH – 2021 Work Programme Published

ECHA’s 2021 priorities focus on its core mandate – REACH compliance, restrictions, authorization, harmonized classification and labeling, and biocides active substance approval. The Integrated Regulatory Strategy guides the work in prioritizing, evaluating and managing the risks of chemicals. The aim is to show ECHA’s impact in protecting European citizens and the environment from effects of harmful chemicals.

On 27 March 2020, the European Commission Directorate-General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) and ECDC signed an agreement for the implementation of the EU Initiative on Health Security.

This will enable tailor-made support to strengthen public health systems’ preparedness and response capacities of the European Union candidate and potential candidate and the European Neighborhood Policy partner countries, and improve health security in the European neighborhood. ECDC has developed a comprehensive programme for 2021 to enhance regional cooperation in the fields of epidemic intelligence, rapid risk assessment, preparedness and response. The goal is to empower partner countries’ professionals to better face the threats public health systems have to fight against. Several thematic events based on specific interests will be organized.

More guidance from ECHA can be found here.

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