human biomonitoring for europe
a harmonized approach is feasible
Human Biomonitoring in Europe:
From fragmentation
... to harmonisation

In June 2004 the European Commission recognised in its Environment and Health Action Plan the relevance of Human Biomonitoring and the need for more harmonized approaches in Europe to allow for better comparability or results and more efficient use of resources.


The member states joined therefore their efforts which resulted in the twin projects COPHES and DEMOCOPHES working in full cooperation on complementary actions.

COPHES (DG Research - Grant Agreement Number 244237) is funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme.

DEMOCOPHES (LIFE09 ENV/BE/000410) is carried out thanks to a joint financing of 50% from the European Commission programme LIFE+ and 50% from each participating country.