ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS - Expert discussion on the Commission proposal

Dear all,

EU is at a crucial moment to finalise the criteria to regulate endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and protect our people and the environment from exposure to these substances. The Commission published a set of criteria on the 15th of June and last week several Member States expressed their concerns at the Standing Committees of Pesticides and Biocides and asked for changes.

Following these developments, PAN Europe is pleased to invite you to join an experts round table meeting at the European Parliament on Wednesday 28th of September, where the scientific and legal aspects of the criteria will be discussed. The meeting is hosted by MEP Pavel Poc

Our main speakers are Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (Paediatric Endocrinology, Endocrine Society), Vito Buonsante (Law and policy advisor, Client Earth), as well as Susanne Classon & Maria Wallin (Swedish Ministry of Environment and Energy) who will give their expert opinions on the criteria. The Commission will also be present.


Relevant documents:

Press Release, Endocrine Society, July 27th. 

Endocrine Society Experts Concerned EU Chemical Criteria Will Not Protect Public


Client Earth, July 13th

Commission endocrine disruptor plan is illegal – new report


Further material will be provided at the meeting. Registration details are provided below.

Looking forward to a fruitful meeting and discussion.


Kind regards,

On the behalf of PAN Europe

Angeliki Lyssimachou, PhD
Environmental Scientist
EDCs Project 

60 Rue du Trône (Box 11), 
Brussels, 1050
Tel. +32 2 318 62 55


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