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Stock-taking Conference on Applications for Authorisation

The purpose of the conference is to take stock of the evolution and achievements of the authorisation process in terms of substitution, risk reduction and cost-effectiveness. Furthermore, it will provide a forum for all involved to discuss points for improvement in the process.

The conference will help to further increase confidence and understanding of the application for authorisation process over the years to come. The conference is a follow-up to the Workshop on Streamlining applications for authorisation held in Brussels on 17 November 2015 and the 'Lessons Learned' conference on applications for authorisation held in Helsinki on 10-11 February 2015.

Date and venue

The conference is co-organised by ECHA and the European Commission and will take place in the ECHA conference centre from 13 November (13:00) to 14 November (16:00) 2017.


The conference will be organised around three themes:

  1. How the authorisation process has contributed to risk reduction and the substitution of substances of very high concern
  2. How the authorisation process has evolved in 2016 and 2017
  3. Outlook for the years to come

A more detailed programme outline will be available soon. Please check this page for updates.


The presentations will be made available on ECHA’s website. This will allow a broader audience to benefit from them, including SMEs and/or downstream users who might not be able attend.


The registration to the conference will start in August 2017.


For suggestions or questions about the conference, please contact: application-authorisation [at]