Past events

  1. 9 Dec 2014
    10 Dec 2014


    Excessive alcohol consumption is a widespread problem in many European countries. Evidence-based behaviour-change interventions can make an important contribution towards reducing harmful use of alcohol. In collaboration with the Directorate General Health and Consumers, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) organises this workshop dedicated to new behaviour change interventions targeting alcohol consumption.

  2. 26 Nov 2014
    27 Nov 2014

    Vaccination rates in Europe have been declining for the past decade as an increasing number of citizens believe that some infectious diseases such as measles and rubella are eliminated. However, as these diseases did not disappear, the decreasing participation rates in vaccination programmes have created the risk of future epidemics.

  3. 7 Oct 2014
    8 Oct 2014

    This workshop will present these new developments with focus on migration testing. A session will also target new exposure tool for chemicals in foods including food contact materials.

     

     

  4. 1 Oct 2014

    We are ageing physically and mentally. What does this imply for daily decision making?

  5. 22 Sep 2014
    24 Sep 2014

    This training course, co-organised by JRC/IHCP and WHO-Europe, is aimed as a capacity building activity targeting the countries involved in the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) and other EU Accession and Candidate countries.

     

  6. 29 Nov 2011

    On 29th of November 2011 a workshop was organised on the "Sensory science for food contact materials safety". The scope of this workshop was to give an overview of the state of the art of sensory testing in the framework of Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 that states that food contact materials should not change the sensory properties of the food. The implementation of this article is hindered by the lack of guidance on methodologies adequately covering the testing of compliance of this article.

  7. 15 Apr 2010
    16 Apr 2010

    The migration of substances from plastic materials to contacting media obeys in most cases the law of diffusion because the diffusion process is the rate determining step. Due to advanced understanding of the mass transfer processes and translation into science-based computational tools, migration modelling has often become the method of choice for compliance testing by industry. Official controls should be able to have state of the art knowledge on theory and practice on the latest softwares in order to perform their duties on examining certificates of compliance.

  8. 4 Dec 2009
    5 Dec 2009

    The Molecular Biology and Genomics Unit of JRC-IHCP, in cooperation with the Health and Consumer protection DG of the Commission, is organising an International Workshop on Harmonisation of GMO Detection and Analysis. The Workshop, as part of the 'Enlargement, International Collaboration and Capacity Building' activities of the Unit, has the purpose to contribute to capacity building for the Latin American and Carribean Countries in the area of testing for the presence/absence of genetically modified organisms.

  9. 3 Nov 2008

    On 3 November 2008, the 2008 Annual Conference of the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) discussed the current status of research into alternative approaches (3Rs) in regulatory testing. In addition to reporting EPAA’s progress and achievements during the year, presentations and expert-panel discussions have addressed inter alia:

  10. 24 Jun 2008
    27 Jun 2008

    Growing global deployment of GM crops in agricultural production and trade has led to increasing complexity in identity preservation operations of diverse agricultural commodity production supply chains within progressively more complex and evolving market demands.