EuChemS continues to carry out its policy activities by contributing to the high-level European Commission initiatives it was invited to.
On 25 April, EuChemS Secretary-General Nineta Hrastelj represented the organisation on the second meeting of the Zero Pollution Stakeholder Platform. This platform aims to gather stakeholders from various areas to assist in achieving the Commission’s Zero Pollution Ambition. The meeting consisted of a discussion between Commision Directorate General for Health & Food Safety (DG SANTE), Directorate-General for Environment (DG ENV), the European Committee of the Regions (ECR) and the representatives of the platform.
On 18 May, EuChemS president Floris Rutjes will take part in the 3rd meeting of the High Level Roundtable on the implementation of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability on behalf of EuChemS. This roundtable is focused on exchanging views between different stakeholders, and drafting policy recommendations to achieve a toxic-free environment. The meeting is planned to revolve around the draft report “Research and Innovation for the transition to safe and sustainable chemicals” – hence it will likely be attended and co-chaired by Joanna Drake, Deputy Director General DG Research and Innovation, alongside Patrick Child – however, the agenda is still subject to change at the time of writing.
You can find all information about past and present EuChemS policy advisory activities here.