Conference: Belgium moving towards pesticide free towns

Monday the 8 June 2015

Programme available in English, Dutch and French. A short curricula of some the speakers is also available in English, Dutch and French. Download the questionnaires for the municipality / town in French, Dutch or German. The list of participants is available here.

Interviews of participants (subtitles in En, Fr and Nl. To change the language, use the settings button at the right bottom side of the video)

1. What message would you like to send to politicians about the use of pesticides ?

2. What is your most memorable experience linked to the use of pesticides?

3. How could we move towards pesticide free towns?


9.00 Welcome by Martin Dermine, PAN Europe

9.10-11.00 Session 1. Some good examples towards pesticide free towns/municipalities

11.00-11.15: coffee break

11.15- 13.00 Session 2: Pesticide Free Towns - frontrunners to inspire others on sustainable urban development

Round table with speakers and Denis Godeaux (SPW) video, Dan Slootmakers (VMM) video, Manuela de Vaulx de Champion (IBGE) video, Frédéric Jomaux (Pôle wallon de gestion différenciée) video  Summary of round table EN FR NL

13.00 Breaking for lunch – each participant will receive a voucher for use in the restaurant

14.00-15.00 Session 3. Towns engaging with civil society in reaching its citizens towards pesticide free towns

Round table with Bastien Domken (ADALIA) video, Greet Tijskens (VELT) video, Bénédicte Charlier (Natagora) video, Koen Hertoge (PAN Italy) video, Marc Fischers (Nature et Progrès) video, Marc Wollast (Apis Bruoc Sella) video  Summary of round table EN NL FR

15.00-16.30 Session 4. Invasive species: the importance of collaborating, monitoring and exchange of best practices

Round table on how invasive species are managed in public areas across Belgium, with speakers and Philippe Bizoux (SPW) video, Manuela de Vaulx de Champion (IBGE) and Dan Slootmakers (VMM) video  Summary of round table EN NL FR

16.30 Conclusions by Martin Dermine, PAN Europe FR EN NL

16.45 End of conference

The conference is supported by

This conference is made possible thanks to
the financial support of

© Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe), Rue de la Pacification 67, 1000, Brussels, Belgium, Tel. +32 2 318 62 55

Pesticide Action Network Europe (PAN Europe) gratefully acknowledges the financial support from the European Union, European Commission, DG Environment, LIFE programme. Sole responsibility for this publication lies with the authors and the funders are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.