PAN Europe supports and participates in the Pesticide Action Week-'Semaine Sans Pesticides' - a grassroots initiative orchestrated by Générations Futures, Pan Europe member organisation in France, taking place during the first ten days of every spring (20th-30th of March) when usually the spreading of pesticides resumes. Pesticide Action Week has been a powerful force for awareness-raising and action for a pesticide free Europe.
The public is invited to get better informed about the health and environmental challenges caused by pesticides and learn more about possible alternatives to pesticides by taking part in one of the hundreds of organised activities: conferences, panel discussions, film showings, workshops, open days at organic farms, information stands, exhibitions, shows…
Through PAN Europe's involvement, this movement is now reaching beyond France and to other European countries. PAN Europe has been assisting organisations from Central and Eastern Europe to disseminate information on pesticides. Key documents have been translated into Bulgarian, Croatian, Slovenian, Slovakian and Armenian and local initiatives have been supported.
This year, PAN Europe organised various activities in the framework of the 12th edition of Pesticide Action Week. Read our special edition Newsletter on Pesticide Action Week to learn about PAN Europe's and its members' activities during these 10 days full action!