Who supports the Malta Initiative?

The Malta Initiative is a voluntary network without an official mandate; its activities are supported though the engagement of the following bodies:

  • The European Commission
  • European institutions
  • The following European countries: Germany, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Industry associations
  • Non-governmental organisations

The Malta Initiative Board coordinates and harmonises the diverse activities of the Malta Initiative.

The Malta Initiative encourages everybody  to contribute to OECD TG development. Any country or organisation interested in supporting the Malta Initiative is welcome.

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      What is the Malta Initiative Board?

      The Malta Initiative Board (MIB) was formed to coordinate the various activities of the Malta Initiative in a targeted way. The board members represent the EU member states, authorities of the European Commission, the EU NanoSafety Cluster (a cluster of all EU research projects on nanosafety) and industry. The members are renowned experts from the fields of physical-chemical characterisation, human health effects and environmental and biotic effects.

      The MIB members have strong links to various OECD working parties and the ISO/CEN as key institutions for standardisation. They are also familiar with OECD working practices and procedures. The members of the MIB act as ambassadors for the Malta Initiative and its spirit.

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