LIFE 13 ENV/IT/00849


inREACH project – Activities

In relation to the “LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance Guidelines for applicants 2013” the focus is on the topic “Risk”.

Improvements of the protection of environment and health form risks posed by chemicals will be pursued by actions fostering safer handling of chemicals including chemicals in products, promoting chemically safer products in the industry supply chain, and raising awareness of and contributing to synergies between chemicals and other environment and health policies.

It is foreseen that a better circulation of information for Target Audiences and Enforcement Authorities will directly impact risks posed by chemicals. Indeed, between no data and information situations, and data and information showing evidences of risk, the latter is a better, preferable target, as it may imply management and action.

A. Preparatory Actions

the aim is to establish a relevant national stakeholders platform with links at EU level, and define the most critical issues actually impacting REACH and CLP Regulations implementation at SMEs and Enforcement level.

  • A1 Extended Stakeholders Forum
  • A2 inREACH Framework: 25 Critical Issues impacting REACH
    Regulation implementation

B. Implementation Actions

definition of a RoadMap to overcome the defined Critical Issues, specific Framework (procedures+ICT) deployed for demo activities in support of REACH and CLP workflows.

  • B1 inREACH Framework: RoadMap – strategies to overcome the
    25 Critical Issues defined
  • B2 inREACH Framework: design, implementation, deployment
  • B3 inREACH Framework: Demonstration Activities

C. Monitoring of the impact of Project Actions

the very effective nature of the project, targeting real problems with real actions, will be constantly monitored during project lifecycle.

  • C1 Monitoring of the impact of inREACH Actions
  • C2 assessment of the socio-economic impact of the project
    actions on the local economy and population.

D. Communication and Dissemination Actions

relevant for LIFE+ Programme and for mainstreaming of project results this activity has been properly defined to “reach” a wide public and set of Stakeholders.

  • D.1 Internet and visual Identity
  • D.2 Events, workshops, seminars, conferences
  • D.3 Brochures, flyers, cards, gadgets
  • D.4 Notice boards
  • D.5 Media relations
  • D.6 Layman’s report

E. Project Management and Monitoring of the Project progress

  • E.1 Project Management
  • E.2 Project Progress Monitoring
  • E.3 After-LIFE Communication Plan
  • E.4 Networking with other projects
  • E.5 Independent financial audit

The Main Innovative Aspects of the Project

  1. Clear, supported with a coherent and shared procedures workflow, allocation of responsabilities throughout the supply chain
  2. Better management of the Risk related to chemicals (substances, mixtures) imported to EU, from Enforcement Authorities downstream to Consumers
  3. Delivery of Risk reduction recommendations by an authoritative extended Stakeholders Network and consequent ways of quick deployment to Target Audiences
  4. Timely and up to date information on the use of various substances and about exposure delivery, with the chance of a collaborative, shared, “social” approach based on users (bottom up) data and comments insertion on the iRCApp ICT Tool
  5. Support to liability establishment in relation to marketing and use of dangerous substances, fostering producers responsibility assumption for their products
  6. Support to EU SMEs impacted by REACH Regulation implementation
  7. The management of the so called Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)
  8. Direct generation of Capacity Building Activities
  9. Exchange of information between manufacturer or producers from extra EU and importers within the Community