This panel intends to underline the political priorities and actions helping to stop the negative trends in pollinator populations observed lately despite the attempts to ensure food security, biodiversity and well functioning ecosystems. Both a European and international perspectives are provided and the speakers will be able to illustrate in a concrete manner both the needs and examples of effective responses provided.
This panel aims at bringing together national representatives, particularly members of the Standing Committee of Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (ScoPAFF), responsible authorities, European Commission and Members of the Parliament active in the field of pesticides and pollinator protection to facilitate mutual understanding between the three parties. It will be an open discussion on how the EU operates concerning the authorisation and management of pesticides and on whether it ensures sufficient protection of pollinators.
Moderator: Martin Hojsík
Moderator: Martin Hojsík
The national session of Lithuania is going to take place online. The event is going to be available in English and Lithuanian languages.
Moderator: Liudas Mazylis
This session is going to be openly accessible!
In this panel, stakeholders and Member States will share their views about how the EU policy, and in particular the future Common Agricultural Policy, should be shaped to protect and promote pollinator conservation in agricultural land. This panel will also set the ground for the expert consultation workshop, which will be held in the subsequent closed session (participation by invitation only).
Chair: Helmut Gaugitsch, Umweltbundesamt GmbH
Participation by invitation only.
The aim of this session is to gather expert views, suggestions, and concrete proposals on policy actions to shape pollinator-friendly agriculture in Europe, in particular in the context of the future EU Common Agricultural Policy.
This session is a summary of the activities, impressions and concluding messages of the discussions held during the day.
Moderator: Franc Bogovic
Speakers at this session will provide an update on bee health-related work at two sister agencies – the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). EFSA will outline its MUST-B opinion, triggered by a mandate from the European Parliament, and how it is broadening the scope of its work on environmental risk assessment to include not only wild bees, but other insect pollinators, and it will give an update on the ongoing bee guidance review. ECHA will present an overview of its guidance for assessing risks to arthropod pollinators from the use of biocides. We will also have the latest on the prototype platform for collecting and sharing bee health data – a stakeholder initiative prompted by MEPs and led by EFSA.
Chair: Jutta Paulus
Moderator: Steve Pagani
This panel intends to make an overview of some of the EU research projects gathering data of the status of EU pollinators or the stressing factors that can affect them, such as environmental pollutants, pathogens, landscape, weather, etc.
Chair: Martin Hojsík
Moderator: Noa Simón Delso
This panel intends to show grass-roots initiatives on how citizens engage to inform other citizens about the importance of pollinators and environment and to understand the evolution of pollinators or their stressors.
Chair: Pietro Fiocchi
Moderator: Pietro Fiocchi
This session is a summary of the activities, impressions and concluding messages of the discussions held during the day. Press members and anyone who missed the activities of the day are welcome to this session.
Moderator: Jytte Guteland
This first panel on beekeeping issues includes two topics that worries the beekeeping sector, namely the evolution of honey production and the impact of climate change and other issues that affect production and the international market and honey fraud. Field experts will present the problem faced to a panel composed of representatives of the three competent EU institutions, who will through a dialogue explore potential avenues to provide constructive solutions to field practitioners.
The session is going to be available in English, French, and German languages.
Moderator: Sarah Wiener
This second panel on beekeeping issues includes two topics that worries the beekeeping sector, namely the importance of transparency label honey to provide clear information to consumers and the traceability in the honey supply chain that ensures high quality products into the market. Field experts will present the problem faced to a panel composed of representatives of the three competent EU institutions, who will through a dialogue explore potential avenues to provide constructive solutions to field practitioners.
The session is going to be available in English, French, and Spanish languages.
Step into the unknown and discover what our world would look like without pollinating insects!
The event is avaliable upon invitation.
Organiser: Apimondia BeeXML Group
More information can be acquired here: http://www.beexml.org.
This online training course will provide you with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to design and coordinate an advocacy campaign for the protection of pollinators. It will help you identify your key demands, who to reach out to, and how to successfully communicate your message to influence positive change.
This online training course will provide you with the knowledge, tools and confidence to implement local actions for the protection of pollinators, especially from the perspective of beekeeping. You can join if you are a beekeeper or simply interested to learn about honeybees and other pollinators.
Application is open until 25 September 2021.
Stakeholder consultation related to the EU Pollinators Initiative and pollinator protection on the reginal level. Participants to the stakeholder consultation will have the opportunity to debate on a number of important topics such as pollinator decline in the EU and possible measures for pollinator protection.