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Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have been associated with negative impacts on human health, including cancers and altered reproductive function, as well as numerous adverse environmental impacts. They are currently regulated by the European Union through REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals). While legislative criteria to identify EDCs in biocides and pesticides has recently been established, current testing tools do not always appropriately identify effects, particularly those related to certain less studied or newly developed EDCs. ERGO aims to improve identification and hazard assessment of EDCs for the protection of human health and the environment. It will do so by breaking down the wall that currently exists between the different research fields that investigate adverse effects of EDCs in different vertebrate classes.


TITLE:

ERGO

PROGRAMME:

Horizon2020

TYPE OF ACTION:

Research and Innovation Action (RIA)

TOTAL BUDGET:

DURATION:

6.9 million

January 2019 – December 2023 (60 Months)

CONSORTIUM:

15 partners from eight countries

COORDINATOR:

Syddansk Universitet (SDU) Denmark

OBJECTIVES

  • To improve identification of newly emerging EDCs;
  • To improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of existing methods of identifying EDCs to meet regulatory requirements;
  • To support industry in the development and promotion of EDC-free products benefitting both to the environment and human health;
  • To contribute to the development of an international strategy and guidelines for testing EDCs and assessing associated hazards

AQUATT'S ROLE

Marieke

Marieke Reuver, Programme Manager

Marieke is WP leader of ERGO’s WP8 – Knowledge Transfer, Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation, responsible for the overall WP management to ensure that the outcomes and achievements of ERGO are effectively transferred to end users and there is a measurable uptake. She sits on the ERGO Steering Group and is the AquaTT representative in the General Assembly.

Contact Marieke about ERGO

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Avril Hanbidge, Project Officer

Avril is AquaTT’s Project Officer working on ERGO dealing with the day to day running of WP8 – Knowledge Transfer, Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation. She can be contacted for all communication and press queries in relation to ERGO and its outputs and activities.

Contact Avril about ERGO

 

For more information on this initiative, visit: www.ergo-project.eu
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Funded by the European Union Horizon2020 Programme

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