DEMOCOPHES has been nominated “BEST LIFE ENVIRONMENT PROJECT 2013”
In his keynote address, Dr Bruyninckx said: “Many of the issues that have been tackled in LIFE projects have found their way into the EEA’s reporting and our knowledge base, so we have a keen interest in the work that all of you have been doing.”
The publication BEST LIFE Environment projects 2013 highlights on DEMOCOPHES that the study was shown to be very instructive. It highlighted clear links that could be used for policymaking at national, EU and international level.
In June 2014, the Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation started the negotiation process to define needs, potentials and possibilities for a European programme with representatives from Member States, stakeholders and representatives of European agencies/ services interested in using biomonitoring data for policymaking. “In this way a proposal for a European programme, supported by all involved, should be worked out,” explains Ms Aerts. “I hope that the results of DEMOCOPHES will thus lead to a European programme in support of policy decisions regarding REACH, pesticides, biocides, cosmetics, smoking and food safety regulations.”