IPol-ERA is a desk research project that will develop a roadmap for action that identifies recent relevant research and risk assessment developments for consideration when conducting Environmental Risk Assessments (ERAs) of chemical pesticides for insect pollinators. This 10-month project (September 2020-June 2023) will lay out the plan for developing and implementing a systems-based approach for the ERA for insect pollinators. The IPol-ERA roadmap will also identify relevant ERA development needs for insect pollinators that require additional research input relevant for consolidating, updating and harmonising methodologies for the ERA of chemical pesticides for insect pollinators. It will also seek to identify opportunities, partners and challenges for the way forward.
The IPol-ERA team comprises 24 participants from 7 partners located in 6 different countries: Denmark, Portugal, Sweden, Poland, Italy and Belgium. The project partners are Aarhus University (coordinator), CIMO/ Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, University of Coimbra, Lund University, Polish Academy of Sciences, University of Bologna, and BeeLife.
Read more about the project here: https://projects.au.dk/sess/projects/ipol-era