Workshop on Socio-economic analysis in applications for authorisation and restrictions under REACH

29 June 2016, 9:00 - 17:00 | Auditorium, Breydel Building, Brussels

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the European Commission (Directorates-General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs as well as Environment) will organise a workshop on Socio-economic analysis in applications for authorisation and restriction under REACH on 29 June 2016.

This event aims to clarify the role of socio-economic analysis (SEA) under REACH. Key topics to discuss are:

  • what SEA does and what it does not do
  • why SEA is needed
  • what is possible and meaningful to carry out as part of SEA,
  • how the opinions of SEAC are derived in practice,
  • how SEA is used in decision making and
  • how best to communicate SEA related issues and conclusions to stakeholders.

The workshop material will be made public on ECHA's and Commission's websites.





Section 1: Role of SEA in REACH


Section 2(1): Practical implementation of SEA


Parallel poster sessions


Section 2(2): Practical implementation of SEA



The registration to the workshop is closed. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, this event will not be webstreamed.

The workshop is targeted to Member States, European Parliament and stakeholders.



For questions about the Workshop, please contact: sea (at)