The main objective of this agreement is to develop the collaboration on chemicals ECHA and JRC-IHCP, which provides scientific support to EU policies in the areas of food, consumer products and chemicals.
The new collaboration agreement will develop the synergies between these two European institutions, ECHA said in a statement. It paves the way to the development of common projects included in a cooperation programme, which will benefit from the strengths of the two partners, based on their knowledge about chemicals. The agreement is signed for an initial period of three years, and may be prolonged.
"This agreement is bringing together the scientific and regulatory capacities of two important European organisations to the benefit of the citizens of the European Union by jointly addressing the new challenges affecting the safe use of chemicals," stated Geert Dancet, executive director of ECHA.