Past events

  1. 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.

  2. 8 Nov 2011
    9 Nov 2011

    The first European Gender Summit - 'Scientific Quality through Equality’, organised jointly by the European Science Foundation, Gender in Science (genSET) and the European Cooperation in Science and Technology, will be held from 8 to 9 November in Brussels.

  3. 18 Oct 2011

    The JRC and the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) signed a Letter of Intent to strengthen co-operation between the two organisations, on 18 October 2011 at 17:00 in Brussels in the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium.

  4. 10 May 2011
    13 May 2011

    Developmental Neurotoxicity (DNT) is an issue of growing concern in the context of chemical exposure. The developing human nervous system is susceptible to toxicants, and exposure during development may cause lasting neurological deficits. The conference will bring together diverse stakeholders from around the globe (research scientists, regulators, industry representatives, academics, paediatricians etc), in order to discuss the following topics:

  5. 16 Jun 2010
    17 Jun 2010

    Integration of developments in exposure science and toxicity testing is essential for advancing knowledge-based decision making about the safety of chemicals.

  6. 7 Jun 2010
    8 Jun 2010

    The aim of this workshop, organised by the JRC Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, is to elaborate a harmonised framework of indoor material labelling schemes. As a starting point for the discussions at the Workshop a report is being provided to delegates that has been prepared by a preparatory working group consisting of experts from Denmark, Finland, France, Germany under the co-ordination of the JRC. The report, to be delivered in May 2010, sets out the consensus among the experts and representatives of the labelling schemes (AFFSET, AgBB, DICL, M1) involved in the process.

  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. 10 Mar 2010
    12 Mar 2010

    The fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health “Protecting children’s health in a changing environment”, organised by WHO/Europe, is a milestone event for the European Environment and Health process which was launched in 1989 to eliminate the most significant environmental threats to health, with the approach that prevention is better than cure.

  9. 15 Dec 2009
    16 Dec 2009

    An enlargement & integration workshop on cyclotron research and radio-labelled nanoparticles, as part of the yearly cyclotron networking workshops (with participation of approximately 15-20 relevant research institutions), is scheduled for 15-16 December 2009 at the JRC Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) in Ispra, Italy.

  10. 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.