More targeted capacity building for EU candidate countries

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As part of its continued efforts to support EU candidate countries in the accession process on behalf of the European Commission, ECHA will run its fifth Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) project between March 2019 and February 2021. The project will enable information sharing and capacity building through participation in EU-level events, specific trainings, study visits to Member States and ECHA on regulatory issues, and the translation of key documents.

The overall aim is to equip candidate countries with the knowledge necessary to fully participate in the implementation of EU chemicals policy and, in particular, in the work of ECHA.

To increase the impact of ECHA’s support activities, the Agency will carry out an in-depth assessment of the legal and institutional capacities in Montenegro and in Serbia – the countries most advanced in the accession process – as part of the project. The outcome will assist in identifying the more specific needs and actions that will help improve the preparedness of these candidate countries.



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