Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
Public hearing of the preliminary opinion on potential
health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF)
Date: 27 March 2014 starting at 14:00
Venue: Cotsen Hall, Athens, Greece
On 27 March 2014, the European Commission and the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) organise a hearing in Athens (Greece) on the preliminary opinion on Potential health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). The public hearing precedes the workshop on “Electromagnetic fields and health effects: from science to policy and public awareness”, co-organised by the European Commission and the Greek Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) under the auspices of the EU Council Greek Presidency.
The planned hearing aims to complement the public consultation to gather specific comments, suggestions and contributions on the scientific basis of the opinion.
The public consultation was launched on 4 February 2014, with deadline for submitting of comments on 16 April 2014.
Registration for public hearing
According to of the Rules of Procedure of the Scientific Committees (Annex IV), when registering, potential participants will be asked to provide full professional details, to specify the subject they wish to address in the hearing and to submit a 1-2 page technical justification for their request. Approval for participation to the hearing will be decided by the Commission on the basis of the following criteria:
- interested participants should be scientists or technical experts with appropriate expertise in the field who are able to present and understand the scientific arguments;
- interested participants have clearly identified the subject matter they would wish to contribute to and have provided sufficient technical justification;
All registered participants will be informed at least two weeks before the hearing;
DG Health and Consumers will publish the final programme of the hearing together with the participants' names.
Should you be interested in attending the hearing, please register using the link below by the deadline of 28 February 2014. A response confirming your participation will be sent to you as soon as possible and no later than 4 March 2014.
- Register form
Please note that as space to this meeting is limited, potential participants are strongly advised not to make any travel or accommodation arrangements until they receive a positive registration reply.
The entrance to the hearing is free of charge, however, the European Commission will not reimburse any costs made for travel or accommodation.
Registration for Workshop
Should you be interested in participating in the workshop on Electromagnetic fields and health effects: from science to policy and public awareness, please follow this link: