Dealing with PMT and vPvM substances: Joint Development of a CEN Workshop Agreement

Great news ahead! PROMISCES, in collaboration with our sister projects ZeroPM and SCENARIOS, is developing a CEN Workshop Agreement focused on the soil-sediment-water system. This agreement aims to provide solutions for managing PMT/vPvM substances.

What is a CEN Workshop Agreement?

The CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) is a consensus document developed within Research and Innovation projects. Provided by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), it enables all interested stakeholders to collaborate and share their expertise, guidelines, and relevant information within a credible standardization environment. Although a CWA itself is not a formal standard, it can support future standardization activities. Moreover, a CWA remains publicly accessible for three years and, after revision, can be extended for additional three years. The exciting news is that the CWA will be endorsed by the standardization bodies of all EU27 member states, significantly enhancing its visibility and importance.


Solutions for PMT and vPvM substances

The forthcoming CWA aims to establish best practices, solutions, and recommendations for managing PMT/vPvM substances. It provides a collection of approaches from potential preventive measures to end-of-pipe solutions. Through the CWA, our objective is to interconnect similar initiatives and external parties, ensuring credible exploitation, transferability, and replication of results. Another key objective is to maximize the impact beyond the project's duration, thereby facilitating knowledge transfer.

Join the Kick-off: Engage in the CWA process

The kick-off meeting will be held on Thursday, 15th February 2022, from 09:00 – 12:00 CET as a virtual meeting.

The Workshop participation will be open to all interested parties. Interested parties can submit comments on the draft Project Plan via the 'Commenting form' on the CEN Website until 31st January 2024 the latest. For more information and participation registration visit: