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National Node of the BCH
Capacity Building Activities, Projects and Opportunities
Record information and status
Record ID
8528
Status
Published
Date of creation
2005-05-05 15:46 UTC (dubravka.stepic@biodiv.org/34)
Date of last update
2010-01-19 15:53 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2010-01-19 15:53 UTC (intern.ross.carroll@cbd.int)

General information
Title of the initiative
EuropaBio Capacity Building Framework
Contact person
Mr. Simon Barber
Director, Plant Biotechnology Unit
EUROPABIO
Avenue de l'Armee
Brussels
Belgium, 61040
Phone:(+32.2) 739.11.70
Fax:(+32.2) 739.11.80
Email:s.barber@europabio.org
Url:EuropaBio: The European Association for Bioindustries
Beneficiary country(ies)
  • Global
Type of initiative
Main target group(s) / beneficiaries
  • Target group: Developing countries.
Start Date
2000-01-01
Ending date
2006-12-31
Donor(s) information
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative
European Association for Bioindustries (EuropaBio)
6 Avenue de l'Armée
Brussels
Belgium, 1040
Phone:+32.2 735.0313
Fax:+32.2 735.4960
Email:j.brennan@europabio.org
Url:http://www.europabio.org/index.htm
Agency(ies) or Organization(s) implementing or sponsoring the initiative (Additional Information)
  • Organization: European Association for Bioindustries (EuropaBio)
  • Type of Organization: Industry
Budget information
Industry association
Availability of funds for participants
Yes
Activity details
Description of the initiative
EEuropaBio's mission is to promote an innovative and dynamic biotechnology-based industry in Europe. It is involved in the research, development, testing, manufacturing, sales, and distribution of biotechnology products and services in the fields of healthcare, agriculture, food and the environment.

Within its mission, EuropaBio has implemented a number of activities that have contributed to capacity-building in biosafety. For example, it has developed a framework for capacity building requirements for biosafety in developing countries, which identifies key needs for regulation of health and safety of humans and environmental safety.

One of EuropaBio's objectives is to encourage better mutual understanding of ethical and safety concerns related to biotechnology through informed dialogue and consensus. EuropaBio believes that the future of European biotechnology will be bright if public confidence and acceptance can be won and if the regulatory framework provides a stable, coherent, transparent and predictable environment that fosters its development.

International level activities
International guidance
Objective and main expected outcomes or lesson learned
Goals
To encourage better understanding of ethical concerns related to biotechnology.
To be a promoting force for biotechnology.

Objectives
To encourage, through dialogue and consensus, better mutual understanding of ethical concerns related to biotechnology.

Main outcomes
A framework for capacity building requirements for biosafety in developing countries, which identifies key needs for regulation of health and safety of humans and environmental safety was developed.
General thematic area(s)
  • Scientific, technical and institutional collaboration at subregional, regional and international levels
  • Information exchange and data management including participation in the Biosafety Clearing-House