Survey on GM regulation in Europe
04 March 11
The Netherlands Commission on Genetic Modification (COGEM) commissioned Ameco to conduct a survey on the implementation of EU Directive 2009/41/EC on the contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms (GMMs).
The survey, carried out in cooperation with Horizons sprl., was conducted in 11 EU Member States, with the aim to identify commonalities and differences in the implementation of the Directive in terms of: procedures; administration; substantive requirements; and enforcement. While the scope of the Directive is limited to GMMs, the scope of the survey also included genetically modified plants and animals.
The survey comprised desk research, questionnaires, telephone interviews, followed by face-to-face interviews in 8 Member States with representatives of Competent Authorities, inspectorates, advisory bodies, Internal Biosafety Committees and applicants.
On 2 March 2011, the final report was presented to the Dutch Minister for Infrastructure and Environment, Mr. Atsma. Please refer to the website of COGEM for the accompanying letter and the press release (both in Dutch).
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