Annual Symposium

PAN Europe advocates for pesticide dependency reductions, encouraging policy changes towards
ensuring that farmers apply integrated pest management based on solid agronomic practices
to prevent pest build-up and on the use of non-chemical alternatives, where needed. Farmers
should apply pesticides only where absolutely needed and carefully select pesticides with the lowest

Since 2012, PAN Europe has been annually organising joint symposiums in Brussels together
with scientists united in International Organisation on Biological Control (IOBC) and companies
producing alternatives to pesticides united in International Biocontrol Manufacturer Association
(IBMA) in order to illustrate that IPM is a viable alternative to chemically-based agriculture.

See the previous symposiums:

7th Annual Symposium - Ecological Transition Starts with Agronomy, Increasing IPM Uptake and Reducing Pesticide Dependency (December 12th 2019)

6th Annual Symposium on Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive- Integrated Pest Management in Arable Crops (31st Jan 2018)

5th Annual Symposium on the Sustainable Use Directive on Pesticides - Sustainable Grape Growing (February 7th, 2017)

4th Annual Symposium -Feeding Europe while reducing pesticide dependency (2015)

Annual Symposium - Feeding Europe with fewer pesticides (2014)

Annual Symposium - Feeding Europe with less pesticides (2013)




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