Biocides Stakeholders' Day

The European Chemicals Agency organised its second Biocides Stakeholders' Day on Wednesday 24 September 2014 in Helsinki.

The Stakeholders' Day provided key biocides stakeholders with information about the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) including the tools and support available for companies. The objective of the event was to ensure that companies are aware of their roles and obligations to assist them in meeting the relevant BPR requirements.

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Presentations & recording

Note: in order to view the recordings of all plenary sessions, click on the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page.


SESSION 1 – The EU biocidal market one year after entry into operation

Opening - Geert DANCET, Executive Director, ECHA

Achievements - Hugues KENIGSWALD, Biocides Assessment Unit, ECHA

Forthcoming revision of the fee regulation and National fees, relevant policy Issues - Pierre CHORAINE, DG Environment, European Commission

BPR: opportunities and challenges for biocidal product formulators in 2014 - Sylvie LEMOINE, A.I.S.E.

SESSION 2 – Legislative development and support for applicants

BPR amendment and secondary legislation - Camilla BUCHANAN, Legal Affairs Unit, ECHA

New review programme Regulation - Erik VAN DE PLASSCHE, Chair of the Biocidal Products Committee, ECHA

IT tools - Jan WEBER, Biocides Assessment Unit, ECHA

Support for applicants - Valerio SPINOSI, Biocides Assessment Unit, ECHA

SESSION 3 – New opportunities and challenges

Article 95 - Hugues KENIGSWALD, Biocides Assessment Unit, ECHA

Data sharing - Jonathan KÜSTER, Substance Identity and Data Sharing Unit, ECHA

Union authorisation: analysis of benefits and risks - industry perspective - Ludger GRUNWALD, Ecolab

Biocidal product family - work in progress - Camelia MIHAI, Cefic



  • Download the programme here.
  • Download the list of speakers here.