The final outcomes of the two year project “IPA 2007 project Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Legal Framework and Institutional Infrastructure for Protection from Dangerous Chemicals” (IPA 2007 - Chemical Safety) were officially presented at a visibility event.
This project was designed to assist the authorities and the chemical industry in preparing for the challenge of complying with a number of European regulations concerned with protecting people and the environment from the risks from dangerous chemicals. The project had four components which were led by experts from the Member States of the European Union working in collaboration with the Croatian authorities and the industry.
The project has made recommendations to upgrade:
- The education and training programme for qualifying professionals, enterprises and industry;
- the preparedness and response system for chemical accidents;
- the public information and public participation system;
- the chemical information system including a central registry;for the safe management of dangerous chemicals.
This project, worth € 0,83 million, was implemented by The British Standards Institution (BSI) in association with AEA Technology (AEA) and the Sustainable Development Association (SDA). The implementation of the project commenced in September 2010 and is scheduled to finish by 22nd September 2012.
The Project was implemented through close cooperation with the beneficiaries, Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection of the Republic of Croatia.