PARC – European partnership for the assessment of risks from chemicals

PARC is a very large EU-funded project with almost 200 partners in 28 countries running in the period 2021 – 2027. The project is coordinated by ANSES, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety. PARC has a total budget of 400 millions Euro and is funded by EU Horizon 2020 programme with a 50% own contribution from all partners.

The main aims of PARC are to develop the scientific skills needed to address current and future challenges in chemical safety, to provide new data, methods and innovative tools for risk assessment of chemical exposure and to strengthen networks that bring together actors specialised in the different scientific fields contributing to risk assessment. Norwegian Institute of Public Health is a national hub and coordinates the Norwegian activities within PARC.

Based on our long-standing experience with mycotoxins, a main focus of the toxinology group at NVI in PARC is to establish new alternative methods for studies of the inflammatory responses of priority mycotoxins in the gut, their effects on the gut health and on metabolism of kinetics of the same priority compounds.

Read more about PARC here.