EU-20039 SPRINT (BO-63-101-023)

Project: EZproject

Project Details


The overall aim of SPRINT is to develop, test, validate and deliver a Global Health Risk Assessment Toolbox for the integrated assessment of the impacts of Plant Protection Products (PPPs) (active substances, metabolites, and mixtures) on humans (consumer, resident, workers), animal husbandry, and on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. This is done by performing harmonised integral field studies at 11 representative countries/crops (case-study sites) in Europe, including the Netherlands. The focus is on the effect and impact of different cropping and crop protection systems (conventional, integrated pest management, organic) on emission, exposure, and health. In addition, cost-benefit analysis and sustainability will be assessed at the farm and macro-economic levels for the different scenarios. SPRINT is based on a multi-actor approach with case-study site platforms to engage stakeholders and identify respective needs, improving farmer and citizen awareness, joint development of novel management strategies for reduced reliance on PPP use, and creation of an enabling environment for adoption and change.

Effective start/end date1/09/2031/12/24