The project set to run over three years was supported with around € 1 mill. within the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. The consortium comprised 11 partners, three research institutes in the ceramics industry from Italy, Spain and Germany and four SMEs also from Italy, Spain and Germany. Four ceramic industry associations from Spain, Portugal and Germany also took part. These contributed their experience with respirable crystalline silica (RCS) and are to make sure that the findings obtained are made available to all interested ceramics manufacturers.