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The HBM4EU Project Handbook is accessible here:

A very useful document only for internal use for the consortium members. It has two main functions. Firstly, it acts as a reference source for all Consortium members covering many of the day-to-day activities and providing links to further information where required. Secondly, it aims to standardize various elements of the project e.g. project reports, deliverables, file naming conventions etc. through the use of agreed procedures and templates where relevant. This Handbook is a living document and will be updated regularly throughout the project. It is uploaded under the WP folder “Scientific and administrative management”. Please note: This handbook is for internal use only.


Under the auspices of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Human Biomonitoring in Europe – science and policy for healthy citizens, September 28, 2018 in Vienna

Co-organised with the European Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation, this conference will demonstrate how human biomonitoring activities contribute to science, policy making and citizens’ awareness raising. Participants will see new results emerging from the Horizon 2020 co-financed European Human Biomonitoring Initiative (HBM4EU) and will discuss the future of HBM in Europe.

The agenda and registration modalities, information about the venue and accommodation possibilities can be found on the conference website:



Announcement and Agenda: Workshop on Linking HBM and health studies. What are possible opportunities and obstacles?

Time: 14-15 June 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Location: Ferraris building, Boulevard Roi Albert II 20, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium




The first two internal calls will be open until Wednesday 7 March 2018 (midnight).

Call 1 : Additional Feasibility Studies for Combining HBM and Health studies
Call 2 : AOP Networks connecting Environment and Health

The internal calls are part of the Annual Work Plan (AWP) of WP3 2017-2018 of HBM4EU. The organisational part of these internal calls is entrusted to INSERM​​​​​​. You can find the documents on the INSERM webpage or here in the internal webpages under Work package 3 – Internal Calls.


EFSA/ECHA Public Consultation on Draft Guidance Document for identifying endocrine disruptors

Dear Colleagues,
EFSA and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) are inviting interested parties to comment on the draft guidance document for identifying endocrine disruptors under EU legislation for pesticides and biocides. This draft guidance, which was requested by the European Commission, has been developed by the two agencies with the support of the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC).
Earlier this year EFSA and ECHA conducted two targeted consultations on initial versions of the draft guidance with experts representing Member States and with stakeholders from industry and NGOs. Numerous comments were received and taken into account in a revised version of the guidance.
Following discussions with the European Commission, EFSA and ECHA are now inviting all interested parties to comment on the updated draft text by using the dedicated web form. The deadline for providing comments is 31 January 2018.

You can find the details on the public consultation using the following link:

Kind regards,
Dr. Djien Liem Lead Expert in International Scientific Cooperation
Communications & External Relations Department
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Via Carlo Magno 1A, 43126 Parma, Italy
tel: +39.0521.036.225    fax: +39.0521.036.0.225


Bisphenols under HBM4EU

On 9 November 2017, the HBM4EU Management Board held a content discussion on HBM4EU work on bisphenols, led by Greet Schoeters and Robert Barouki.

The presentations provided by relevant work package and pillar leaders are available for download here.

You can also download a summary of the Management Board discussions on bisphenols, produced by Greet Schoeters.


Welcome to the HBM4EU Internal Webpages!

We hope that you will find these pages useful.

Please click here to download a guide to using the HBM4EU internal webpages.

All users have access to all folders, except the folder for the Management Board for which access is limited to members of the Management Board.

Editing rights for the internal webpages are defined according to an individual’s role in the project.

  • As a Task Leader, you have editing rights for your Task.
  • As a Work Package Leader, you have editing rights for all folders under you Work Package.
  • As a Pillar Leader, you have editing rights for all folders in your Pillar.

Please click here to download a file showing the distribution of editing rights.


The HBM4EU project was launched in 2016 with the aim of improving the collective understanding of human exposure to hazardous chemicals and developing HBM as an exposure assessment method. The project had €74m in funding and jointly implemented by 120 partners from 28 participating countries – 24 EU member states plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Israel and the European Environment Agency. One of its aims was to ensure the sustainability of HBM in the EU beyond 2021. The project ended in June 2022. The website will not be updated any longer, except the page on peer reviewed publications, but will be online until 2032.