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The IPol-ERA project led by SESS has officially kicked off

IPol-ERA: Development of roadmap for advancing the environmental risk assessment of chemical pesticides for insect pollinators.

Project partners: SESS (Aarhus University), Coimbra University, Lund University, Polish Academy of Sciences, University of Bologna, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança & BeeLife

IPol-ERA develops a roadmap for action that identifies recent relevant research and risk assessment developments for consideration when conducting Environmental Risk Assessments (ERAs) of chemical pesticides for insect pollinators. It lays out the plan for developing and implementing a systems-based approach for the ERA for insect pollinators. The IPol-ERA roadmap will also identify relevant ERA development needs for insect pollinators that require additional research input relevant for consolidating, updating and harmonising methodologies for the ERA of chemical pesticides for insect pollinators. It will also seek to identify opportunities, partners and challenges for the way forward.

This 10 months desk research project, funded by EFSA, officially kicked off the 7th of September, and we are excited to lead IPol-ERA, and work together with a strong team of experts concerning pollinators, environmental risk assessment, and social science. The IPol-ERA team comprises 24 participants from 7 partners located in 6 different countries: Denmark, Portugal, Sweden, Poland, Italy and Belgium.

Read more about the project here: https://projects.au.dk/sess/projects/ipol-era