05 March 2012

Cooperation between national authorities responsible for the assessment, market surveillance and enforcement of the safety of non-food consumer products and services
Deadline: 1st April 2012

Under this call, financial contribution may be awarded to joint actions which should: “improve the effective application of Directive 2001/95/EC on General Product Safety (GPSD) through cooperation between national authorities responsible for the assessment, market surveillance and enforcement of the safety of non-food consumer products and services”.
The joint actions may cover one or more of the following aspects of administrative cross-border co-operation activities related to surveillance and enforcement of European Union safety requirements for non-food consumer products:

• Assessment of risks posed by non-food consumer products
• Product testing
• Market surveillance operations
• Exchange of expertise and development and exchange of best practices related to risk assessment, product testing and market surveillance.
In particular, the joint actions may cover the execution of joint or co-ordinated activities, the exchange of information, development of common methods, protocols and checklists, and database development work.