What is the Role of a Mentor in the CRA Programme?

When enrolling into and moving forward with the CRA programme, applicants should be mentored by a person with considerable expertise in various aspects of environmental risk assessment (ERA) in order to guide the applicant through the training process. This mentor should be a SETAC member with demonstrable experience with ERA.

The mentor’s initial role is to provide guidance and advice while developing an enrolment dossier. After this, the mentor’s role mainly includes providing advice and guidance in seeking suitable courses and training opportunities.

How Can CRA Applicants Find a Mentor?

Preferably, applicants should recruit such a mentor from their own professional environment and provide the mentor’s details along with the enrolment form to the Certification Programme Committee for approval. If your own network does not include potential mentors, please contact us for a list of mentors who are available and can be approached to act as a mentor.

List of Current Mentors (not exhaustive) 

  • Frederik De Laender (University of Namur, Belgium)
  • Nele Deleebeeck (ARCADIS, Belgium)
  • Antonio Finizio (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
  • Jan Hendricks (Radboud University, The Netherlands)
  • Willie Peijnenburg (RIVM, The Netherlands)
  • Ad Ragas (Radboud University, The Netherlands)
  • Erik Smolders (KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Claus Svendsen (NERC-Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK)
  • Marnix Vagheluwe (ARCHE, Belgium)

How Can I Become a Mentor in the CRA Programme?

If you want to contribute to the CRA programme by mentoring applicants during their training process, please contact us for more information. It is expected that the total time investment of a mentor is approximately 10-15 hours per year.