SETAC Europe is a geographic unit (GU) of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), established to promote and undertake activities of SETAC in Europe, and to support activities of SETAC in the Middle East and in Africa, SETAC’s newest GU. SETAC Europe (SE) is dedicated to the use of multidisciplinary approaches to examine the impacts of stressors, chemicals, and technology on the environment. The Society also provides an open forum for scientists and institutions engaged in the study of environmental problems, management and regulation of natural resources, education, research and development, and manufacturing.
The primary goals of SETAC Europe are:
- To support the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity.
- To encourage interactions among environmental scientists and disseminate information on environmental toxicology and chemistry.
- To provide a forum for communication among professionals in government, business, academia, and other segments of the environmental science community and for the protection and welfare of the general public.
Each year SETAC Europe organizes an annual meeting, generally attended by more than 2,000 scientists, a short course programme, summer schools, and one or more targeted scientific meetings or workshops. The award programme of SETAC Europe is designed to encourage and recognize major achievements in environmental toxicology and chemistry.
SETAC Europe membership comprises 2,200 individual members, and its activities are supported by a variety of SETAC Europe partners, companies and institutions that support the mission of SETAC Europe and join SETAC's quest to ensure Environmental Quality Through Science®. Many of these members also belong to one of the four SETAC Europe Branches:
SETAC Europe affairs are managed by a Council elected by the voting members. The Council is composed of members of government, business, and academia, as equally as possible. Each year, one third of the Council members is replaced with new members. The elections take place at the Annual General Assembly, held during the annual meeting (in April or May).
SETAC Europe is incorporated in Belgium as a not-for-profit organization. The society is governed according its articles of association and by-laws. SETAC Europe maintains its administrative office in Brussels, Belgium.
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