Andre Berends (EC) and Petar Parushev (DG Just)
On 17 May, the Publications Office of the EU hosted their fourth webinar in the EU Datathon 2021 series. Andre Berends and Petar Parushev presented the Safety Gate data that can be used for all challenges of the EU Datathon 2021.
Safety Gate is the European rapid alert system for non-food products that pose a risk to the health and safety of consumers. Unsafe products are identified by the European Commission Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs) which creates alerts on the Safety Gate portal. These alerts are also sent to the OECD Global Recalls portal and data.europa.eu. Consumers are in turn informed via the website, where they can find alerts on dangerous products, national contact points, legislation and enforcement information, and tips to buy and sell online safely and securely.
The website is available in all EU languages, and provides:
- a summary of alerts that help users identify products; and
- information about the risks and measures taken to prevent or restrict those risks.
Curious to learn more? Have a look at the recording and check out the previous webinars. Don’t miss the deadline! Apply by 21 May, 23:59 CET.