Draft programme
PAN EUROPE Annual Network Conference 2005, organised in cooperation with
the Polish Ecological Club
7-9 November 2005, Krakow, POLAND
Monday, 7th of November, Open session
Arrival and Registration
Panel 1 : Welcome and Introduction
Keynote presentation, member of the Polish Government
Welcome, Polish Ecological Club
Welcome, threats and opportunities under the European legislation, PAN Europe
Overview of problems and trends in CEEC regarding the food sector
Women’s risks, obsolete pesticides, POPs
Latest research and recommendations regarding endocrine disruptors chemicals
Health and organic farms
Capacity building and NGO action in CEEC
Panel 2: Health and Consumer Awareness
Panel 3: CAP in CEEC, opportunities and constraints for pesticide
dependency reduction
Introduction and overview to pesticide use in agriculture
Farmers experience in Poland
The experience of organic farming in Czech Republic
Water, Baltic Sea
Water, Black Sea
Panel 5: Identifying success stories across Europe
Link between the Thematic Strategy and the problems previously identified. PAN Europe’s
contributions to the draft text, PAN Europe
Example of NGO actions in Hungary, Spain, France and other countries
Panel 4: Environmental impacts of pesticides in CEEC
Conference closure
Polish Ecological Club, PAN Europe
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Tuesday, 8th of November, Closed session to NGOs, individual researchers
Discussion groups
Four discussion groups will look at specific initiatives, tactics and campaigns for pesticide and
chemical reduction, including government, private sector and NGO initiatives. Different groups
will share experiences, key ‘ingredients’ for success and important lessons and discuss how
these could be adapted elsewhere. Each group will set the scene with short presentations on
European level overview and specific experiences. The aim is to contribute with ideas,
objectives and a work programme for future working groups in each theme under PAN Europe
umbrella and identify organisations and individuals who can participate in the new working
groups. The groups are:
Group A – Food: Agriculture, Supermarkets, Consumers the group will look at what is
needed to make available safe and sustainable food produce. They will discuss different
strategies for pushing supermarkets and governments to take positive action to support farmers
to change to integrated methods for pest and crop management. They will discuss current
opportunities and constraints under CAP for the introduction of IP and ICM requirements and
trends in organic farming. Right to know, “name and shame” experience in UK, residues’
reduction in fresh fruits and vegetables as an indicator of pesticide reduction.
Opportunities under CAP review
Consumers’ right to know
Local farmers’ experience
Example of NGO work with supermarkets
Group B – Health, Getting ride of hazardous pesticides, Obsolete the group will look at
opportunities under the EU framework to improve health. Assessment of the current situation in
CEE and South Eastern European countries and key priorities for action. Link to legislative
processes and conventions like the Thematic Strategy, the Authorisations Directive (Directive
91/414) the EU Action Plan on Environment and Health, Community Strategy for Endocrine
Disruptors, POPs Convention.
Environmental Health and pesticides
People’s Pesticide Exposure
Does European legislation protect our health?
Group C – Pesticide Use Reduction Programmes, PPP and Biocides the group will look at
the medium-term strategy for implementation of National Action Plans and National Steering
Committees after the adoption of the Thematic Strategy. What will be the key political processes
for PAN Europe to get involved with after the adoption of the Thematic Strategy and the revision
of Directive 91/414? Follow up and implementation of the Biocides Directive – what substances
should we look at in the revision process. Promoting alternatives for home and garden use.
Overview of National Action Plans in Europe and future perspectives
Reduction of amenity and industrial use of pesticides
Local examples of pesticide reduction
Plenary : Conclusions from each discussion group
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PAN Europe Annual General Meeting
Report on the main 2004-2005 activities;
Report of accounts from 2004-2005, presentation and approval of accounts for 2006;
Presentation of new network members previously approved by the Board;
Presentation of candidates to Board Members and election;
Presentation of PAN Europe Work Programme for 2006: priority policies and actions;
Incorporation of conclusions from the morning discussion in the forthcoming Work
Only network members are entitled to vote. Other organisations can participate as spectators
Wednesday, 9th November
Field visit to organic farm in Rozdziele
Rozdziele is situated about 70 km from Krakow. The small organic farm (6 ha) in situated in the
mountains were the family (Irena, Jozef Plaweccy and their 7 children) cultivate wheat, rye,
vegetables and fruits. The farm also provides eco-tourism and education services. The visit will
include a 30-45 walk in the mountains, a presentation of activities by Irena, a visit to the small
eco-museum and a delicious organic lunch.
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