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WECF: Strengthen chemical and product safety in the Western Balkans

On 11 April, over 60 representatives of government, public agencies, civil society, and private sector met in Belgrade for the conference “Chemical and product safety in the Western Balkans - a priority area for the post 2015 agenda?” The conference was organised jointly by Women in Europe for a Common Future International (WECF) and UN team Serbia, together with NGOs from the Western Balkans.

Executive Director of WECF International Sascha Gabizon highlighted that the conference aimed to share key evaluation results and best practices from the 2-year EU-funded project on “Chemicals Safety and Product Safety in the Western Balkan – civil society cooperation on EU acquis and values for consumer protection and corporate responsibility“.

This project includes civil society organisations from Albania, FYR Macedonia and Serbia jointly with partners from Germany, France, Netherlands and Estonia who have been campaigning for stronger chemicals safety of products, particularly to protect children’s health.

The project also achieved to build capacity on the EU regulation regarding chemicals safety and promote incentives for Corporate Social Responsibility regarding chemical safety of products.

Originally posted on 10 May 2013

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