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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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Logo CredoIn 2001, the two FP5 thematic programmes covering research on endocrine disruption (the Quality of life programme and the Energy, environment and sustainable development programme), as a direct response to the call in the European Commission's Communication [COM(1999)706 Final, PDF format : ~ 386 kb PDF file - 167Kb] to enhance research efforts, launched a joint call focused on endocrine disrupters, culminating in the formation of the CREDO cluster (the cluster of research into endocrine disruption in Europe), which was formally launched in March 2003. The cluster consists of four projects (EDEN, FIRE, EURISKED, and COMPRENDO) encompassing 63 laboratories in Europe and with a total budget of approximately 20 million euros for up to four years (until 2006).

The EDEN project co-ordinates the cluster. It will provide manpower to carry out activities such as supervising the implementation of cluster workshops, and be in charge of the dissemination of results and publicity.

Cluster activities include:

  • annual cluster meetings and workshops to exchange of scientific know-how, results and expertise (open to outside participation)
  • exchange of research data and research plans in areas of overlapping interest areas through visits by scientific and/or technical staff of partner institutes
  • co-ordination of sampling programmes and databases
  • common dissemination strategy through
  • representation of ED research priorities at relevant EU policy meetings

For more information, visit the cluster webpage or contact the cluster co-ordinator.

In addition to the four partners listed above, seven other projects, dealing with endocrine disruption, have been loosely associated to the cluster. Their role has been to participate in the three workshops organised by the CREDO cluster.

The seven projects concerned are:


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