Project Title:

“Consolidarea cunostintelor si a gradului de constientizare privind substantele si deseurile periculoase – CONOSCEDE”

Total PROJECT VALUE: 2034908 RON/461168,95 Euro

PROJECT DURATION:

11,5 months, ending on April 30 2016

PROJECT LOCATION:
The Project Promotor is located in Bucharest. The project implementation will cover all the 8 Development regions of Romania.
The 6 months course will be held in Bucharest ( the course launch) and will include 2 weeks in Norway.
The 5 days course will be organised in: Bucharest, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Constanta, Craiova, Iasi, Ploiesti, Timisoara.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

General Objective :

Improve knowledge on chemical management and related skills of competent authority members in order to more effectively reduce health and environmental threats from hazardous chemicals and wastes.

Specific objectives:

  • Organise a post graduate, (6 months) course to improve knowledge and skills of competent authority members (10 experts) regarding hazardous substances and wastes, helping them to:
    • issue claims and support them with arguments to support decision making in their daily activities;
    • be active and knowledgeable participants in regular Member States consultations and evaluations conducted by EU authorities.
  • Organise a short, 5 days training for the personnel (120 persons) involved in applying the legislation regarding hazardous chemicals and wastes, to improve knowledge on legislation, toxicology and instruments to support legal compliance.
  • Organise three information and awareness campaigns regarding the importance and means of reducing the impact of hazardous substances and wastes.

 

PARTNERS

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INCDPM (PP) -The National Research Institute for Research and Development on Occupational Health and Safety Alexandru Darabont
INCDPM has over 60 year experience in the field of occupational safety but also in environment protection. In the last 10 years, the institute participated in over 40 projects at national and international level of which 2 European FP7 projects, 4 EU TCOSH projects, 3 SOP HRD projects. The latest two international on-going projects are commissioned by the European Occupational Safety and Health Agency (SESAME 2014-2017) and the European Commission (Hazchem@work 2014-2016).
From 1996 INCDPM is service of the International Centre for OSH Information of ILO, from 1999 it acts as Focal Point of the European Occupational Safety and Health Agency, from 2007 it is a member of the European Platform for Safety and Health at Work-RTPIS.
Since 1996 INCDPM has been authorised as Environmental Evaluator by the Ministry of Environment.
INCDPM carries out studies and applied research for combating occupational and environmental risks, performs workplace and environmental monitoring and substantiates legislation and policies in the field. It organises graduation and post-graduation courses in occupational safety, risk assessment, integrated management systems and IT competences applied to OSH. The courses are bases on occupational standards and are authorised by the National Authority for Competences.

 

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Universitatea din Oslo Partener P1
The University of Oslo is the largest and most highly ranked university in Norway. The toxicology group is part of the Department of Biosciences and produces on average 20-30 master students in toxicology and ecotoxicology each year, in addition to 3-4 PhDs. The toxicology study programme comprises five main courses, including general toxicology, human toxicology, ecotoxicology, marine environmental issues and regulatory toxicology. The research activity of the toxicology group includes experimental studies with a range of organisms (mainly aquatic) with different endpoints, field studies in marine and arctic environments, in vitro studies and development of strategies for risk assessment.

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Western Norway Research Institute (WNRI) – Partner P2
The Western Norwegian Research Institute (WNRI) is an assignment-based research institute, organised as a foundation (but not an NGO, since it was founded with public funding), with competence in the academic fields of natural sciences, social studies, technology and the humanities. Western Norway Research Institute applies multi-disciplinary approaches to asses environmental impacts of technologies, in particular renewable energy. This includes determination of pollution from combustion of fuels as well as health impact of nanomaterials. The methods used to determine toxicity encompass molecular dynamics simulations and life cycle assessments.

 

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Norvegian Institute of Public Health P3
Norvegian Institute of Public Health, acts as a national competence institution for governmental authorities, the health service, the judiciary, prosecuting authorities, politicians, the media and the general public on issues related to forensic medicine and drug abuse research, physical and mental health, prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases and prevention of harmful environmental influences.
The Division of Environmental Medicine (NIPH-MI) is involved in health risk assessment caused by exposure to environmental toxicants. The activities are based on the disciplines of toxicology, chemical analysis, medicine, biology, and nutrition knowledge. NIPH-MI works with food safety and nutrition, effects on the immune system, air pollution and noise, water hygiene, and the impact of consumer chemicals. NIPH-MI scientists are strongly involved in research collaborations internationally. The competence required for risk assessment is founded on scientific insight and understanding that comes from own research and investigations. NIPH-MI is involved in both laboratory research and population studies. As one of four departments of NIPH-MI, MIKS has special expertise in experimental studies of adverse effects of specific compounds, in addition to the role of MIKS scientists as experts for National and European health and environment authorities. During more than 20 years, the research group has developed special expertise on methods for detection of genotoxicity (DNA damage) and mutagenicity, including automation of experimental processes. In addition to scientific publications, this expertise is highly valuable for their role as experts in regulatory toxicology.