of the regulatory provisions regarding the uses of genetically
modified organisms (GMOs) and pathogens.
Cooperation Agreement concerning Biosafety
The legal framework
which ensures the harmonised implementation of
the above-mentioned legislation at the regional, federal and international
levels and establishes a common scientific evaluation system between
the federal State and the Regions for all biosafety-related matters.
Belgian Biosafety Advisory Council (external link)
The first pillar
of the common scientific evaluation system, composed of representatives
of the relevant Regional and Federal authorities.
Biosafety and Biotechnology Unit (SBB)
The second pillar of the
common scientific evaluation system: a permanent center of expertise
and communication in biosafety-related matters composed of a multidisciplinary
group of scientists and a laboratory for biosafety research and GMO