April 25th, 5-7 pm, Bruxelles, Belgium

EMPHASIS/EUCLID Joint Workshop with Policy Makers


The round table, hosted by MEP Giovanni La Via (ENVI committee) will take relevant stakeholders through an introduction of some of the solutions for integrated pest management (IPM) developed by H2020 EMPHASIS and EUCLID projects, as well as a brief presentation of the challenges and attitudes of farmers and consumers towards IPM.

Pest management in a sustainable way is a shared problem and responsibility, covering the whole agricultural, horticultural and forestry supply chains. Researchers have a key role in the reduction of pesticide use in European agriculture while securing sufficient food production for the increasing worldwide population; however other stakeholders have also an important role in this process. EMPHASIS and EUCLID are multi-actor approach R&I projects addressing the needs and expectations of all interested parties: researchers, farmers, industries, consumers and policy makers.

The event will provide many opportunities to:
- discuss on the impact of regulation on innovation in IPM;
- debate with policy makers about regulation adjustments needed to successfully embrace innovative technologies;
- foster networking with key stakeholders, researchers, industries, civil society and other interested parties.

Taking place in a defining moment for the future of research and innovation policies, these discussions are intended to contribute to policy development and to convey key messages for evidence based decision-making process.


Dowload here the program of the workshop.


Altiero Spinelli building (Room A3F383) 60, rue Wiertz1047 Bruxelles, Belgium

EMPHASIS and EUCLID are two four-year projects funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme.

emphasis logoEMPHASIS is a participatory research project addressing native and alien pests threats (insect pests, pathogens, weeds) for a range of both natural ecosystems and farming systems (field crops, protected crops, forestry, orchards and amenity plants). The overall goal is to ensure a European food security system and the protection of biodiversity and of ecosystems services while developing integrated mechanisms of response measures (practical solutions) to predict, to prevent and to protect agriculture and forestry systems from native and alien pests threats.



euclid quadratoThe overall goal of EUCLID is to contribute to secure the production of food for the increasing worldwide population while developing sustainable production approaches to be used in the European and Chinese agriculture. The choice of the crops of interest in EUCLID, i.e. fresh tomatoes, table and wine grapes, and leafy vegetables (lettuces, cabbages, etc.), is based on their economic importance for both European and Chinese fruit and vegetable production, but also for their exemplarity in representing different production systems (field + greenhouse vegetables and ligneous perennial).