22 juin 2022

LNE has joined the European Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals (PARC)

This European partnership aims to develop a new generation of chemical risk assessment, integrating both human health and the environment in a "One Health" approach. It will contribute to supporting the European Union's chemicals strategy for sustainability and the "zero pollution" ambition of the European Green Pact.

200 scientific partners from over 28 countries

Launched on 11 May 2022, this European partnership brings together nearly 200 scientific partners from 28 countries as well as EU agencies, the PARC programme is coordinated by ANSES, with a budget of up to €400M co-funded by Horizon Europe and the partnership participants.

It is planned to last 7 years under the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2021-2027.

The partners involved in the programme are national agencies, environmental and public health research organisations, as well as three European agencies: the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Environment Agency (EEA).

In France, 15 organisations are partners in the programme. With its expertise in the development of reference methods for hormone analysis, LNE is involved in the Work Package "Strengthening of infrastructure and human capacities". The partners in this work package will hold a meeting in the autumn to strengthen collaboration.