4FUNAustria, Belgium, France, Italy, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
Aeiforia, Arche, Austrian Standards Institute, Bearing Point, CSIC, EDF, Ekoloske Svesti, Enviresearch, Eurelations, Facilia, Grupa Za Rasvoj Ekoloske Svesti, INERIS,Universita Ca’Foscari Venezia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Venezia Ricerche, VITO
Stapelplein 70, box 104
T. +32 1 628 49 01
Since 2012, 4FUN is a EU 7th framework project looking at environmental exposure tools. Exposure assessment is generally considered to be the weakest point in risk assessment because currently available tools show major flaws (e.g. lack of integrated approach for assessment of combined stressors, use of ‘worst-case’ scenarios leading to over-conservative results, lack of uncertainty/sensitivity tools for identifying the important exposure drivers, output provided in terms of intake rates because environmental multimedia and PBPK models are not integrated, standardisation processes not considered). The goal of the 4FUN project is to shift from a ‘prototype’ (developed in the 2-FUN project funded under the EU 6th Framework Programme) to a ‘standardised’ software (MERLIN-Expo). ARCHE was responsible for a SWOT analysis of exposure assessment tools, development of a standard framework for large exposure models, and benchmarking of the MERLIN-EXPO tool.
FUNDING TYPE: EU FP7
To develop a standardized tool and to market and disseminate it to end-users.