Conferences

Press Conference: Environmental NGOs and Organic Movement call on Commission to develop a new indicator to measure progress toward the Farm to Fork pesticide reduction target -  9 June 2022

Hosted by PAN Europe, GLOBAL 2000, IFOAM Organics Europe and “Save Bees and Farmers!” European Citizens’ Initiative. The organisers of the European Citizens’ Initiative Save Bees and Farmers (signed by 1.2 million Europeans demanding a 80% reduction of synthetic pesticides by 2030 and a full phase out by 2035) and the European organic movement are looking forward to the European Commission adopting a proposal for a Regulation for a Sustainable Use of pesticides (SUR) on 22 June. This urgently needed proposal must start the much-needed transition to a health-, climate-, and biodiversity-friendly food system by making the Farm to Fork Strategy’s target for a 50% Union-wide reduction of – both the use and risk of – chemical pesticides by 2030 legally binding. 

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Workshop on Victims of Pesticides Tell Their Stories - 7 December 2016

PAN Europe organised a workshop on 7 December 2016 in order to allow pesticide victims to tell their stories and to have an exchange on existing European campaigns allowing victims to make their stories heard. See the program in EN and FR.

Lunchtime Debate on the use of Pesticides in Ecological Focus Areas - 1 December 2016 European Parliament

PAN Europe hosted a lunchtime debate "Making biodiversity work for farmers: Bringing ecology back into Ecological Focus Areas" at the European Parliament on December 1. PAN Europe released a position paper on Pesticide Use in EFAs. Pierre Bascou, Director from DG Agri of the European Commission, delivered the presentation "Review of Greening After One Year". Professor Felix Wäckers of the University of Lancaster delivered the presentation "Making EFAs work best for farmers and biodiversity".

PAN Europe at the Monsanto Tribunal: The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative which was organised to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, crimes against humanity, and ecocide. Eminent judges, at The Hague, heard testimonies from victims, in order to deliver an advisory opinion following procedures of the International Court of Justice. PAN Europe was a co-moderator in the three pesticide workshops of the People's Assembly, which took place in parallel to provide the opportunity for social movements to rally and plan for the future we want. The Tribunal and People's Assembly took place between 14 and 16 October 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands. The background information, the appeal and follow-ups can be found on the following website, http://www.monsanto-tribunal.org/.

2016 ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS - Expert discussion on the Commission proposal, European Parliament, Brussels.

2015 Feeding Europe while reducing pesticide dependency Symposium, European Parliament. Read more >>

2015 Belgium moving towards pesticide free towns, Brussels.

Bruxelles Environnement - IBGE / Leefmilieu Brussel - BIM.

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2014 Feeding Europe with fewer pesticides, European Parliament, Brussels.

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2013 Feeding Europe with less pesticides, European Parliament, Brussels.

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2013 Our Disrupted Food, EDCs in pesticides residues, European Parliament, Brussels.

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2013 Pollinator friendly farming is possible, Brussels.

Bart Staes Greens/EFA MEP, the European Beekeeping Coordination and PAN Europe, in the framework of the Week Without Pesticides.

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2012 Integrated Pest Management - the Way Forward to Sustainable Agricultural Production, Brussels.

Organised by PAN Europe, IBMA and IOBC.

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2011 Independence of science, Brussels.

Debate organised by PAN/EOS in EP, hosted by MEP Corinne Lepage.

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2011 EEB/PAN workshop on chemicals, Copenhagen.

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2010 PAN Europe Annual General Meeting.

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2010 PAN Europe Mini Seminar, What future for integrated production?

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2009 PAN Europe AGM, Towards Sustainable Pesticide Use Reduction Across Europe – from Words to Action.

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2009 PAN Workshop, National Action Plans, Integrated Pest Management and the Common Agricultural Policy.

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2007 HEAL and PAN Europe Workshop, Pesticide use reduction for better health. 

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2006 Annual Network Conference, Bologna.

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2005 Annual Network Conference, Poland.

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2005 Workshop - Pesticide Reduction Programmes in Germany and the UK.

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2003 Annual network members’ conference, Denmark.

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