A selection of priority substances that will be studied comprehensively regarding substitution possibilities has been agreed with the SUBSPORT Expert Committee at its first meeting in September 2010, in Copenhagen. Detailed descriptions of substitution cases for these substances will be offered in the SUBSPORT database, along with examples of substitution for many other substances, for which more general information will be given.
The project team has discussed a variety of candidate substances before deciding on the specific substances together with the Expert Committee. The invited experts are representatives of EU organisations, national authorities, trade union and industry from different regions of the European Union who provide advice for SUBSPORT. At the meeting, an agreement has been reached on a list with 10 groups of substances containing one or more substances of high concern. The list of priority substances can be found in the results section.