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Integrating gender dimensions into the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
Gender and Chemicals
Donors: BRS Conventions Secretariat, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Partners: Balifokus, Indonesia and Women Environment Programme (WEP), Nigeria
Duration: 08/2016 - 08/2018




EDCs in Germany: WECF is networking for more protection
WECF encourages media, scientists, local communities and national authorities and local communities to take action for more protection from endocrine disrupting chemicals
Donors: EEHI - European Environment and Health Initiative
Duration: 05/2017 - 02/2018




International Chemical Management - The Position of German and International NGOs towards SAICM Post-2020 and Sustainable Chemistry
A project of WECF Germany to inform national and international NGOs about SAICM Post-2020 and Sustainable Chemistry and to bring an united NGO position into debate
Donors: UBA - Umweltbundesamt (Federal Environment Agency of Germany)
Duration: 05/2016 - 02/2018




#Save the bees! Help ban the neonics
WECF and European Save the Bee Coalition call for a comprehensive ban on neonicotinoids
Donors: PAN Europe
Duration: 01/2017 - 12/2017




Changing German policy on EDCs
Achieving good EDCs criteria and strategy at the EU level, which guarantees a high level of protection for human health and the environment.
Donors: EEHI – European Environment and Health Initiative
Duration: 06/2016 - 12/2016




Capacity Building and Strategic Partnerships for Chemicals Safety in the Republic of Serbia
Building capacity and strengthening cooperation between government agencies, NGOs, and other civil society sectors, to strengthen legislation, enforcement and partnerships for chemical safety, in particular harmful chemicals in products
Donors: SAICM Quick Start Programme, UNEP
Partners: UNDP- Serbia, ALHem Safer Chemicals Alternative
Duration: 05/2015 - 10/2016




Armenia: Women for a healthy rural development
Armenian Women actors of change for chemical free rural development
Donors: Région Rhône-Alpes, Le Fonds pour l'environnement Mondial (GEF), Marisla Foundation (US), Vekst Foundation (Norvège), Counterpart International (USAID)
Partners: AWHHE, Armenia
Duration: 04/2014 - 05/2016




EDCs in Germany: Running the discussion on EDCs
Promote the political discussion on EDCs on German policy level for achieving decent EDC criteria and strategy on EU level, which guarantee a high level of protection for human health and the environment
Donors: EEHI – European Environment and Health Initiative
Duration: 04/2015 - 02/2016




Communicating on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)
Developing ideas for companies in improving information and communication within the chain and towards consumers of baby and children’s products, on the topic of SVHCs with a focus on risks for vulnerable groups (i.e. children and pregnant women).
Donors: Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
Partners: IVAM UvA BV, with assistance from Gezinsbond, PAN Europe and ChemSec
Duration: 01/2015 - 01/2016




ChildProtect-Life – Protecting Children's Health from Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
The ‘ChildProtect-Life’ project coordinated by WECF aims to speed-up implementation of EU environmental regulations with regard to the substitution of EDCs, in line with the EU 2020 goal of minimising adverse effects of chemicals on public health.
Donors: Life+ project European Commission, DG Environment
Partners: PAN Europe, Gezinsbond, WECF Germany, WECF France, BabyBeGood
Duration: 02/2014 - 01/2016




Rotterdam Convention and Asbestos
Overcoming the blocking attitude of opposing countries with the objective of a functioning international chemical policy and a better protection of the environment and health in countries which use or produce asbestos
Donors: Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building of Germany (BMUB)and the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA)
Duration: 03/2014 - 12/2015




Baltic Info Campaign on Hazardous Substances
Many products used in every day life, like toys, cosmetics, plastic products, etc. contain hazardous chemicals. In the Baltic States people are often not aware of this and sufficient regulation is not in place. The overall goal of the project is to initiate a stronger demand at the society in the three Baltic States for products free of hazardous substances via awareness raising activities.
Donors: EU Life+
Partners: Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia (BEF EE), Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia (BEF LV), Baltic Environmental Forum Lithuania (BEF LT), WECF, Environmental Film Studio (VFS), Tallinn University (TLU), Liepaja University (LiepU), Rautakesko AS Estonia (Rautakesko EE)
Duration: 10/2011 - 03/2015




Reduce exposure to EDCs and advocating for better legislation
Protect children and pregnant women against exposure to EDCs by engaging the health sector and informing policy makers and activate German civil society to enhance EDC policy
Donors: EEHI – European Environment and Health Initiative, Life+ project European Commission, DG Environment
Duration: 01/2014 - 02/2015




Avoid Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) – German Advocacy Campaign
Protect children, inform pregnant women and expecting parents
Donors: German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA); Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Duration: 04/2012 - 12/2014




Tracing Nano
Currently many products at the market incorporate nanomaterials for which a proper risk assessment could not be made. Contrary to the REACH principle no data no market the presence of nanomaterials in its content is generally not reported either
Donors: Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
Partners: IVAM, Natuur en Milieu, FNV, ETUI, EEB,WECF and associated partner Consumentenbond (Dutch Consumers Union)
Duration: 04/2012 - 01/2014




Reduce exposure to EDCs
Advocate at EU level for better EU legislation to protect women and the developing child from hormone disrupting (endocrine disrupting) chemicals (EDCs) such as phtalates, bisphenol A and pesticides.
Donors: EEHI – European Environment and Health Initiative
Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2013




Product and Chemical Safety in the Balkans
"Civil society cooperation on EU acquis and on values for consumer and corporate responsibility"
Donors: European Commission, IPA Socio Economic Partnership Programme
Partners: Baltic Environmental Forum, Women´s Movement for Integral Development, Journalists for Women and Children Rights and Environmental Justice, Resource Center Leskovac
Duration: 02/2011 - 02/2013




Asbestos in Kyrgyzstan
Increasing awareness on asbestos in Kyrgyzstan to strenghten and support Civil Society
Donors: European Commission, EuropeAID; Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Partners: BIOM Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 01/2010 - 10/2012




Reducing the use of hazardous chemicals in developing countries
potential of implementing safer chemicals including non-chemical alternatives - tools for Georgia and the EECCA region
Donors: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund, UNEP
Partners: Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth Georgia, Rural Communities Development Agency (RCDA), Georgian Ecological Agricultural Association (SEMA)
Duration: 07/2010 - 07/2012




Commission for Sustainable Development
WECF facilitates the participation of its members at UN conferences. WECF members present their experiences and recommendations to policy makers during the UN CSD every year
Donors: Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM); The Netherlands; Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), Development Cooperation, TMF programme, The Netherlands
Partners: Energia, Mama 86, WEDO, Eco Accord, Eco Forum, Bali Focus, Worldview Impact Foundation, Women against Nuclear Power, Women for Peace
Duration: 03/1999 - 08/2011




WECF Germany: “Umweltgerechtigkeit von Geburt an" (Environmental justice right from the beginning)
A consultative program for deprived families and migrant families in the vicinity of Berlin and Munich
Donors: German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA); Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Partners: WECF Germany
Duration: 09/2009 - 12/2010




Nano in the babyroom
Deploying awareness raising activities among consumers and retailers concerning nanotechnology
Donors: Nanopodium
Duration: 04/2010 - 11/2010




Abestos and POPs in Kazakhstan
Civil society and sound hazardous waste management, asbestos and POPs, in Kazakhstan
Donors: European Commission, EuropeAID; Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Partners: EcoCenter Kazakhstan, Greenwomen Kazakhstan, University of Kassel, Germany
Duration: 01/2009 - 10/2010




Bulgaria / Greece – WECF Project Healthy Schools
School children are given the opportunity to learn about their environment and possible ways to improve and protect it by developing their own ideas.
Donors: European Commission DG-Environment
Partners: Earth Forever Foundation, Bulgaria, Clean up Greece
Duration: 09/2007 - 02/2010




Samen voor een Gezond Leefmilieu
‘Together for a healthy environment - advocacy for enhancing substances policy and reduce health risks’
Donors: Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), The Netherlands
Partners: EcoCentre, Kazakhstan, Eco Accord, Russia, Greenwoman, Kazakhstan, Journalists for children and women, Macedonia, Friends of the Earth, Bulgaria, AWHHE Armenia
Duration: 01/2009 - 12/2009




Eliminating toxic chemicals globally
Working to ensure that by 2020 all consumer products are free of hazardous chemicals
Donors: Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), The Netherlands
Partners: AWHHE, EcoAccord, MAMA-86 Harkiev, WEN
Duration: 01/2006 - 12/2008




Chemikalien im Alltag
Politik, Industrie und Verbraucherinnen können gemeinsam das Risiko durch gesundheitsschädliche Chemikalien in Alltagsprodukten für Frauen, Männer und Kinder verringern.
Donors: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany
Partners: BUND, Deutscher Hausfrauenbund, EWMD, Greenpeace, EEB
Duration: 08/2005 - 02/2007




Eco-Efficiency and Sustainable Development
Women promoting the environmental pillar of the Lisbon Strategy and the EU SDS
Donors: European Commission, DG Environment; Ministry of Housing Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), The Netherlands
Partners: WEN, EEB, HEAL
Duration: 03/2006 - 12/2006




Armenia - Healthy Food for Pregnant Women
Improving the health of newborn babies and pregnant women in Armenia; Growing organic Amaranth for the maternity clinic of Yerevan
Donors: Fred Foundation, The Netherlands; Haëlla Foundation, The Netherlands
Partners: AWHHE
Duration: 01/2000 - 08/2004




Our Toxic Free Future
Working towards a Toxic Free Future - getting ready for action
Donors: Ministry of Housing Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), The Netherlands
Partners: Tiye, ZijActief
Duration: 03/2003 - 06/2003




WECF has received/receives project and programme support from:






DG Environment
European Commission
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EuropeAid
European Commission
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