Forum's Open Sessions

The Forum holds its open sessions once a year back-to-back with the last Forum meeting of the year. All ECHA Accredited Stakeholders (ASO) are invited to participate.

A call for interest and request to submit proposals for presentations is launched at the end of the summer each year.

The ASOs are invited to bring of issues they wish to highlight and discuss with the Forum.

The discussions are seen as beneficial for both sides as they served to clarify, in general terms, the NEA approaches and existing activities in Member States.


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The Forum's Open session 2015 took place on 5 November 2015, back-to-back with the Forum-22 plenary meeting, held in Helsinki. It was attended by seven accredited stakeholder organisation (ASO) representatives and one remote attendee.

Four ASOs presented topics they considered relevant to their members, covering the CLP-related topic on liquid laundry detergent capsules, the enforcement of the REACH information requirements, responsibilities of different actors in the supply chain and a call for attention to the intermediate interpretation. The topics presented resulted in very dynamic discussions with all the meeting participants.

The Forum also used the open session to present how the project proposals for enforcement were assessed. Such proposals were submitted by ECHA's stakeholders and collected by the Forum Secretariat for the last two years. In this meeting, the ASOs were formally invited by the Forum to submit proposals for the scope of the next enforcement project by using the appropriate template (See the "Related documents" below).

The participating ASOs also previewed the REF-3 project results and some Forum members and invited experts took this opportunity to present their own national enforcement initiatives. Two of the national projects addressed the enforcement of provisions related to substances in articles. The participants were also presented with the follow-up of the world café discussion from the 2014 open session, which focused on how to improve cooperation between the ASOs and Forum.


Agenda item Title Speaker Presentation


Liquid Laundry Detergent Capsule: State of play on implementation of Regulation (EU) No 1297/2014 and voluntary industry initiatives  

Sylvie Lemoine - A.I.S.E.

[PDF] [EN]


Enforceability of REACH information requirement  

Vito Buonsante -ClientEarth

[PDF] [EN]


Responsibilities under REACH enforcement – A case study  

Irantzu Garmendia - FECC

[PDF] [EN]


Towards a consistent interpretation of complex cases of intermediate uses between registrants, downstream users, and enforcement authorities

Caroline Braibant - Eurometaux

[PDF] [EN]


National database of substance SDS models

Mariano Alessi – IT Forum member

[PDF] [EN]


Raising awareness of citizens: national strategy and involvement of schools

Maria Letizia Polci– IT Forum Alternate

[PDF] [EN]


Danish enforcement project "REACH article 33" duty to inform (SVHC in articles)

Michael Fagerlund – DK invited expert

[PDF] [EN]


Sweden's experiences from enforcement of REACH and other regulations for articles

Mats Forkman – SE Forum member

[PDF] [EN]


Update of the Stakeholders' proposals for the scope of REF projects

Oldrich Jarolim – CZ Forum member

[PDF] [EN]


State of play with the Compendium of Analytical methods

Maria Letizia Polci– IT Forum Alternate

[PDF] [EN]


Improving cooperation with ASOs: Update and follow-up actions

Maciej Baranski – ECHA Forum Secretariat

[PDF] [EN]


REF-3 project report: an overview

Sibylle Wursthorn – DE invited expert

[PDF] [EN]


Does enforcement work? Enforcement indicators at EU level

Miguel Aguado – COM

[PDF] [EN]