The establishment of EVISA is funded by the EU through
the Fifth Framework Programme (G7RT- CT- 2002- 05112).
Supporters of EVISA includes:
Artificial multi-species test system that simulates major characteristics of the natural environment for the purposes of ecotoxicological effects and risk assessment; such systems are normally terrestrial or aquatic and may contain plants, animals (vertebrates and invertebrates), and microorganisms. Note: The terms mesocosm and macrocosm are used to refer to larger and more complex sys- tems than microcosms, but the distinction is often not clearly defined.