Past events

  1. 30 Sep 2015

    The Ministry of Health in Luxembourg is organising a Food Contact Materials conference on the 30th September in Luxembourg-City as part of its Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The conference is bringing together different representatives working in the food contact materials area such as the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Member States experts and representatives from the industry. The main focus lies on safety and innovation.

  2. 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.



  3. 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.


  4. 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.

  5. 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:

  6. 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.

  7. 15 Oct 2007
    18 Oct 2007

    The Forum on Evidence-based Toxicology is organized by scientists active in the field of toxicology, life sciences, biostatistics, modelling and medicine and is supported by the JRC's Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP). The scope of the forum is to explore the concept of an “evidence-based toxicology”, following the successful example of “evidence-based medicine”, a movement which aims at transparent decision-making in medicine on the basis of the best evidence available. This is achieved by integrating expert knowledge with structured approaches of data reviewing, data grouping and meta analysis in basic science, method assessment and decision-making and similar approaches might be embraced by toxicology.