The cooperation agreement permits the development of formal cooperation between BfR, Anses and DTU in scientific risk assessment and research as well as technical and administrative cooperation in these fields. To that end each institution will first set up a working group with three members, which will take over the coordination of the joint activities. These coordination groups will pool expert knowledge in the fields of risk assessment, communication and research as well as science-based risk communication. They are to meet once a year, alternately in Germany, France and Denmark; they will suggest joint projects and activities for the next year and evaluate ongoing activities. The first working project is a detailed plan on possible cooperation projects and their contents. They are to include joint projects involving laboratories, research institutions and experts from the three countries, the exchange of scientific journals in the field of food safety, early mutual information about scientific opinions and about the strategic annual work schedules.