Webinars 2020

Webinars are information sessions hosted online, and consisting of presentations, video and other interactive features such as questions and answers, desktop sharing and audio conferencing. Up to one thousand participants can remotely join a webinar at once.

A registration link will be available for each individual webinar closer to the event date and all webinars, including a webinar programme and registration link will be announced in ECHA's weekly e-News.

The webinar programme is subject to change. Exact dates will be confirmed as they become available.

Each webinar will be recorded and later published on the ECHA website.

2020

Get ready to submit your SCIP notification
19 November 2020
11:00 - 15:00 EET, GMT +2

 

Description

This webinar helps you to get ready for preparing and submitting a SCIP notification.

You will get a demo of how to create and submit a notification and learn the tools that can be used to refer to information already successfully submitted to the SCIP database.

The webinar will be published on our home page on 19 November at 11:00 Helsinki Time (EET, GMT +2) together with instructions for joining a live Q&A session where we will be answering your questions until 15:00 Helsinki Time.

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Date
19 November 2020
11:00 - 15:00 EET, GMT +2
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Poison centres: closing in on the first compliance date
4 November 2020
11:00 - 13:00 EET, GMT +2

 

Description

This webinar gives you the latest information and updates, helps trouble shoot common IT problems, and presents the support material you need ahead of the upcoming compliance date.

We will cover new IT tool features resulting from changes in Annex VIII, and explain how to avoid common reasons for dossier failure. Our experts will be on standby to answer regulatory questions and to support you with any issues in preparing or submitting your notification.

The webinar will be published on our home page on 4 November at 11:00 Helsinki Time (EET, GMT +2) together with instructions for joining a live Q&A session where we will be answering your questions until 13:00 Helsinki Time.

No registration is required.

Date
4 November 2020
11:00 - 13:00 EET, GMT +2
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Restriction of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under REACH
29 October 2020
13:30 - 15:30 CET, GMT +1

 

Description

Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmark are working on a REACH restriction proposal to limit the risks to the environment and human health from the manufacture and use of all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). A call for evidence was held during the summer of 2020.

Join the webinar to learn about the REACH restriction process and status of the proposed PFAS restriction.

The webinar will be published on our home page on 29 October at 13:30 CET, GMT +1 together with instructions for joining a live Q&A session where experts from the 5 Member States will be answering your questions until 15:30.

Five European states call for evidence on broad PFAS restriction - ECHA news release, 11 May 2020

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Date: 29 October 2020

Time: 13:30–15:30 Helsinki time

 

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Timing Title Speaker
13:30 Introduction Peter Simpson,
ECHA Martijn Beekman, NL-CA
13:40 Why is this restriction on PFAS needed? Jenny Ivarsson, SE-CA
14:00 REACH restriction process and status of the PFAS restriction Mandy Lokaj, DE-CA
14:25 Practical aspects of the question and answer session Peter Simpson, ECHA
14:30 Introduction to the panellists answering questions Martijn Beekman, NL-CA
14:35 – 15:30 Webinar open for questions Panel
15:30 Close of the meeting Peter Simpson, ECHA
Date
29 October 2020
13:30 - 15:30 CET, GMT +1
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How to manage your biocidal product family
15 October 2020
11:00 - 13:00 EEST, GMT +3

 

Description

This webinar is for you if you work or plan to work with an application for product authorisation for a biocidal product family.

The aim of the webinar is to give you an overview of the state of play on biocidal product families in the EU. You will also hear about practical experience gained by a national authority and industry on the revised biocidal product family concept.

You can watch the webinar here or directly on our home page on the day of the event at 11:00 Helsinki time (EEST, GMT +3).

A live online Q&A session will take place when the webinar is published until 13:00 (GMT +3). You can join it here.

Agenda

Timing

Title

Speaker

11:00

Introduction

Chiara Pecorini, ECHA

11:05

State of play on biocidal product families

Vincent Delvaux, European Commission - DG Health and Food Safety

11:15

Experience from a national authority’s perspective 

Thilo Walther, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Germany (BAuA)

11:35

Experience from an industry perspective

Meredith Theelen, Ecolab

11:55

Conclusions

Chiara Pecorini, ECHA

11:00–13:00

Questions answered online

 

 

Biocidal product families

Date
15 October 2020
11:00 - 13:00 EEST, GMT +3
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Know your obligations when exporting hazardous chemicals outside the EU
24 September 2020
11:00 - 15:00 EEST, GMT +3

 

Description

If you are planning to export hazardous chemicals outside the EU, you will most likely have to comply with the PIC Regulation. It covers for example industrial chemicals, pesticides, or biocides that are banned or severely restricted within the EU.

The webinar explains the scope and main requirements of the PIC Regulation. You will learn how to notify your exports and the conditions that require explicit consent from the importing countries. You will also learn how to report your imports and exports.

The webinar will be published on our home page on the day of the event at 11:00 Helsinki Time (EEST, GMT +3). No registration is required.

At the same time, we will open a live Q&A session through Slido where we will be answering your questions until 15:00 Helsinki Time.

You can join the Q&A directly or by going to slido.com and entering the event code: pic2020.

Webinar Q&A

Agenda

Timing

Title

Speaker

11:00

Introduction

Salla GYNTHER

11:05

Scope and general overview of the PIC Regulation

Salla GYNTHER

11:20

Export notification and related procedures

Valeria YILMAZ

11:40

How to fill in an export notification

Ramona CIOATA

11:50

Annual reporting on PIC exports and imports

Ramona CIOATA

11:55

Concluding remarks

Ramona CIOATA

12:00–15:00

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Understanding PIC

Date
24 September 2020
11:00 - 15:00 EEST, GMT +3
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SME verification – getting your company size right
9 June 2020
11:00 - 13:00 EEST, GMT + 3

 

Description

Join this webinar to learn about the steps you need to take to make sure your company size has been declared correctly to avoid unnecessary fees.

What you can expect:

  • Learn about the SME definition
  • Learn how to assess your company size
  • Examples of ownership structures and calculations
  • Key messages and tips
     
Date
9 June 2020
11:00 - 13:00 EEST, GMT + 3
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IUCLID release webinar
12 May 2020
10:00 - 11:00 EEST, GMT +3

 

Description

Watch our pre-recorded webinar where we present the scope of the latest IUCLID version published on 29 of April.

IUCLID is updated twice a year. The October release introduces new format changes and the April release is dedicated to improvements and bug fixes.

The new version finalises the management of IUCLID inventories together with literature references, contacts and categories.

This webinar presents the new navigation tree for dossiers, advanced search for mixtures, substance and article datasets as well as bulk copying of documents.

The webinar will be published on our home page on the day of the event at 10:00 Helsinki Time (EEST, GMT +3). At the same time, we will open a live Q&A session through Slido where we will be answering your questions until 17:00 Helsinki Time.

You can join the Q&A directly or by going to slido.com and entering the event code: iuclidapril2020.

Date
12 May 2020
10:00 - 11:00 EEST, GMT +3
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Consultation on the proposed restriction of PFHxA
23 April 2020
11:00 - 12:30 EEST, GMT +2

 

Description

Germany has prepared a restriction proposal on Perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA) related substances. A 6 month consultation started on 25 March.

PFHxAs are very versatile and have been used in various sectors such as clothing, polymers and fire extinguishing agents. Their persistent and mobile properties make the control of emissions and exposure difficult, and they can cause adverse effects to our health and the environment.

This info session gives an update on the proposed restriction, clarifies its scope and how to prepare and submit comments in the consultation.

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Date
23 April 2020
11:00 - 12:30 EEST, GMT +2
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Introducing the SCIP database prototype
17 March 2020
11:00 - 13:00 EET, GMT +2

 

Description

This webinar describes the state of play of the SCIP database, following the launch of its prototype in February. Join our webinar for a demo of how to create and submit a SCIP notification and use the opportunity to ask questions from our experts.

SCIP is a database for information on substances of concern in articles as such or in complex objects (products) established under the Waste Framework Directive.

Companies supplying articles containing substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the Candidate List in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) on the EU market have to submit information on these articles to ECHA, as of 5 January 2021.

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Date
17 March 2020
11:00 - 13:00 EET, GMT +2
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Getting to know the EU chemicals legislation finder (EUCLEF)
4 March 2020
11:00 - 13:00 EET, GMT +2

 

Description

EUCLEF will be launched in March. It is a new service from ECHA that puts 40 pieces of EU chemicals legislation at your fingertips, enabling you to find out how your substances are regulated in the EU and what legal obligations you have.

Join our webinar to get a sneak preview of how the finder works and ask questions from our experts.

 

Date
4 March 2020
11:00 - 13:00 EET, GMT +2
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Registering nanoforms: practical advice
24 February 2020
12:00 - 14:00 EET, GMT +2

 

Description

Updated REACH information requirements for nanoforms of substances apply as of 1 January 2020. Beyond this date, companies must have a registration compliant with these requirements to manufacture or import nanoforms of substances that fall within the scope of REACH.

Join our webinar to hear about the registrations received so far, key lessons learnt and best practices. Use the opportunity to ask questions on how to prepare registration dossiers for your nanoforms and get practical advice from our experts for successfully submitting your registration.

Questions and answers

Agenda

Timing

Title

12:00

Introduction and general observations on nanoform registrations

12:10

Practical advice based on received registrations

12:45

Conclusions

12:50 – 14:00

Webinar open for questions

 

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Date
24 February 2020
12:00 - 14:00 EET, GMT +2
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Poison centre notifications 2020 – where are we now
12 February 2020
11:00 - 13:00 EET, GMT +2

 

Description

This webinar gives you an update on the latest and upcoming developments for notifying your hazardous mixtures to poison centres. These include changes to Annex VIII and improvements to our IT tools and available support.

It also gives you the chance to ask questions from our experts on the regulatory and IT aspects of the notification process.

 

Q&A transcript

Agenda

Timing

Title

11:00

Welcome and introduction, Heidi Rasikari - ECHA

11:10

Regulatory update, Daniele Ape - ECHA

11:30

PCN IT tools update, Claudia Rimondo - ECHA

11:50

Guidance and support update, Heidi Rasikari - ECHA

12:00 – 13:00

Time reserved for Q&A

Date
12 February 2020
11:00 - 13:00 EET, GMT +2
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Call for evidence on possible restriction of substances of concern in single-use nappies for infants and children
30 January 2020
11:00 - 12:30 EET, GMT +2

 

Description

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) announced its intention to propose a restriction of PAHs, furans, dioxins, PCBs and formaldehyde in single-use nappies for infants and children.

We will host a call for evidence to support the preparation of the proposal. The call for evidence starts in January 2020 and closes on 31 March 2020.

This information session is intended to clarify the scope of ANSES’ investigation and answer your questions related to the call for evidence. It is open for all, and will be most useful for those planning to provide information for the preparation of the restriction proposal. 

Media are invited to send their enquiries to press [at] echa.europa.eu.

Agenda

Time

Title

Speaker

11:00

Introduction to the session and its purpose

Peter Simpson, ECHA

11:10

Scope of the investigation

Karine Fiore, ANSES

11.50

Q&A

Karine Fiore and Céline Dubois, ANSES

Moderator: Peter Simpson, ECHA

12:25

Concluding remarks and next steps

Peter Simpson, ECHA

12:30

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Date
30 January 2020
11:00 - 12:30 EET, GMT +2
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Revised completeness check: what changes and how you can prepare
29 January 2020
11:00 - 13:00 EET, GMT +2

 

Description

 

To help companies facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the completeness checks of chemical safety reports will now only start in October 2020. The remaining changes to the completeness check will take effect on submissions as of 1 May 2020, as previously communicated.

The completeness check includes more explicit rules to ensure that registrants address information requirements for key hazard endpoints and strengthened checks for reporting the substance life cycle. The completeness check will also be extended to cover an area of the registration that was previously not verified – the chemical safety report.

Join our webinar to find out about the upcoming changes and get a head start in preparing your registration for the revised checks.

Use the opportunity to ask questions from our experts.

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Agenda

11:00

Introduction

Robert LUCAS, ECHA

11:10

Revised completeness check of Annex VII-XI information requirements

Ella LAAKKONEN, ECHA

11:20

Completeness check of the chemical safety report: what is covered

Valerie LASSEIGNE-PHRAKONKHAM, ECHA

11:30

Practical examples: ensuring a complete chemical safety report

Soile NIEMI, ECHA

Andreas AHRENS, ECHA

11:55

Conclusions

Robert LUCAS, ECHA

Date
29 January 2020
11:00 - 13:00 EET, GMT +2
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