CUSP members will convene in Ispra, Italy from June 8–10 for the consortium’s second annual meeting.
In a hybrid event taking place in part at the facilities of the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra, Italy and in part online, CUSP members will discuss the progress achieved during the last year, while coordinating research efforts for the near future. After a year of communicating only online due to COVID-related circumstances, at least part of the group will finally have the chance to meet in person.
The three-day meeting will be kicked off by 2022 CUSP Chair, Alba Hernández from Plasticheal and feature speakers from the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre, and the European Food Safety Authority. Important points of discussion will be policy needs regarding micro- and nanoplastics and how to effectively communicate science to policymakers. From a more scientific perspective, JRC scientists will address how to balance the desirable with the possible with regards to nanoplastics material for research.
Over the three meeting days, the five Project Coordinators from AURORA, Imptox, Plasticheal, PlasticsFatE and Polyrisk will share their research developments, while also coordinating efforts with the leaders of the six CUSP working groups.
The meeting will close on Friday, June 10 in the early afternoon with a pathway forward and final remarks by this year’s CUSP Chair.
If you are a CUSP member and would like to attend, contact your Project Coordinator to sign up by May 3rd latest.