Projects supported by the European Union (EU)

Intelligence-led Assessment of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment (iPiE)

Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) of medicines for human use can be released to the environment during the manufacturing process, following use by patients or when unused medicines are disposed of in an incorrect manner. As APIs are biologically active compounds, concerns have been raised about the potential effects of APIs in the environment on human […]

Novel processing routes for effective sewage sludge management (ROUTES)

The ROUTES project aimed to evaluate new routes of sewage sludge treatment and management matching the needs of different wastewater origins and different digested sludge utilisations. Elimination of micropollutants was targeted for agricultural sludge application, and minimizing the production volume for other sludge disposal routes. Research of ECT in sludge-soil interactions focussed on three aspects: […]

Ecological Function and Biodiversity Indicators in European Soils (EcoFINDERS)

The strategic goal of EcoFINDERS is to provide the EC with tools to design and implement soil strategies aimed at ensuring sustainable use of soils, including: (1) the characterisation of European soil biodiversity, (2) the determination of relations between soil biodiversity, soil functions and ecosystem services, and (3) the design of policy-relevant and cost-effective indicators […]

Communicating environmental impacts on water quality, availability and use (ComEnvir)

The project aims to narrow the gap between environmental research focusing on water (resources, quality, pollution and biodiversity issues) sponsored by the European Union (EU) and European citizens. The project will communicate results and activities of environmental research with two specific target groups: teachers and students as primary target group, and the general public as […]

Optimized strategies for risk assessment of industrial chemicals through integration of non-test and test information (OSIRIS)

OSIRIS (Optimized Strategies for Risk Assessment of Chemicals based on Intelligent Testing) develops integrated testing strategies (ITS) which can be used for the European Union regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) to significantly increase the use of non-testing information for regulatory decision making. This includes alternative methods such as chemical and biological […]