With European Member States facing significant challenges in introducing National Action Plans designed to deliver agricultural systems which make much greater use of Integrated Pest Management, the role of ENDURE’s Network of Experts is likely to become increasingly important.
ENDURE’s Network of Experts brings together scientific expertise from a wide range of disciplines and is already making important contributions to the process of implementing IPM across the continent.
ENDURE’s Network of Experts can respond to requests from clients at both the EU and national level seeking technical, advisory or institutional support on questions relating to IPM implementation. Of major significance is the fact it offers ‘live’ expertise, available at relatively short notice and neatly complementing the body of information available in the ENDURE Information Centre.
Its track record includes membership of the European Commission’s Expert Group on the Thematic Strategy on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides, chaired by the Directorate General for ‘Health and Consumers’ (DG ‘Sanco’), contributions to the DG Environment’s ‘Implementation of IPM principles – Guidance to Member States’, and work for national organisations in both France and Italy.
It allows ENDURE to offer in-depth assessments, technical recommendations and advisory support through an extensive network of more than 450 scientific experts from across Europe, complemented by access to pools of ad-hoc expertise which can be called upon to assist in specific tasks.
Scope of the Network of Experts
The Network of Experts can satisfy requests specifically relating to IPM implementation, with two general types of requests eligible:
ENDURE’s thematic scope is at the intersections between the following domains and the issue of IPM implementation:
Potential clients and requests
Achievements to date
How to contact ENDURE’s Network of Experts
You can contact the ENDURE Network of Experts by sending an email to email@example.com
Useful sources of information on this site:
National policy documents
A range of documents useful for those involved in the policy making process has now been added to the ENDURE website. The selection currently includes documents relating to National Action Plans and pesticide reduction plans, plus review papers. Go to documents.
ENDURE Policy Briefs
ENDURE is determined to play a positive role in aiding European Member States which must ‘establish or support the establishment of necessary conditions for the implementation’ of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). ENDURE Policy Briefs are a range of briefing documents designed to provide policy advisers with insights into the conditions necessary for the successful implementation of IPM. Go to ENDURE Policy Briefs.
European Commission documents
The European Commission officially adopted and published the Regulation concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and the Directive establishing a framework for Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides in November 2009. You can download them here. Go to documents.