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Conference: Mayors and EU policies together for healthy living spaces - 2022

Hosted by PAN Europe, The Greens/EFA, S&D, European Left and Renew Europe.

Where: European Parliament, Brussels, József Antall building - 6th floor - Room 6Q2 + Online Webstreaming

When: 28th September 2022 18:00 20:00 CET

Language: IT, EN & FR

Why this event: 

What are the best methods and solutions for cities on their path to sustainability, restoring biodiversity and protecting the health of citizens? Is the Commission's proposed regulation on pesticide use ambitious enough to address these priorities? What are the solutions to propose to Slovenia, which claims to be unable to replace glyphosate with non-harmful alternatives?

This and more will be discussed on September 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Mayors and EU policies together for healthy living spaces event at the European Parliament in Brussels. The debate will bring together European mayors of Pesticide free towns, MEPs and representatives of the European Commission, in order to have a fruitful exchange of best practices and a future perspective on EU policies on the subject.

Programme: The meeting will be chaired by Balász Tömöri, Mayor of Pilisborosjenő, Hungary and board member of PAN Europe.

Welcom by MEP Eleonora Evi - Greens/EFA

18.00: Why are pesticide free areas needed? A scientific contribution

18.15: Towns going pesticide-free

18.35: How will the European Union accompany the transition towards pesticide free sensitive areas?

  • How will the European Commission help member states and towns going pesticide free - Andrew Owen Griffiths. Head of Unit DG SANTE European Commission
  • Pesticide Free Towns’ contribution to achieving the EGD goals - Marieke Schouten - CoR ENVE
  • SUR rapporteur MEP Sarah Wiener - Greens/EFA

19.05: How can towns and countries learn from each other?

19.35: Debate between MEPs and speakers

  • Debate with MEP Eleonora Evi, MEP Anja Hazekamp, MEP Biljana Borzan, MEP Martin Hojsík and Balázs Tömöri, Mayor of Pilisborosjenő

19.55:  Conclusion  

  • Conclusion by Balázs Tömöri

20.00: Snacks and refreshments

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Webinar: Leuven as a Pesticide-Free Town 2022

Hosted by PAN Europe and Buğday Association for Supporting Ecological Living.

Where: Online Zoom Meeting

When: 30th May 2022 10:00 CET

Language: English, Turkish and Dutch

Programme: During the webinar, Leuven's journey towards ecological and sustainable town maintenance and weed management was discussed. The Deputy Mayor of Leuven, David Dessers, representatives of the town of Leuven and Joop Spijker from Wageningen University talked about pesticide-free weed management in Belgium from various angles as they share their experiences frame by moderator Natalija Svrtan. 

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Webinar: Sustainable Mosquito Control in Italy 2022

Hosted by PAN Europe and Buğday Association for Supporting Ecological Living.

Where: Online Zoom Meeting

When: 6th May 2022 15:30 to 17:00 CET

Language: Turkish, Italian and English

Programme: In the webinar, Italy’s journey into ecological and sustainable methods for mosquito control was discussed. The Mayor of Carmignano, Edoardo Prestanti, urban entomologist Simone Martini and pest control expert Andrea Risaliti talked about sustainable mosquito control in Italy from various angles and shared their experiences. There was also a question and answer session at the end of the webinar.

Edoardo Prestanti, graduated in political science. Since 2016, he has been the mayor of the municipality of Carmignano, in the province of Prato. The municipality of Carmignano, sensitive to environmental issues, has developed an alternative method for the elimination of mosquitoes in the public parks. It is an integrated mosquito management system that provides preventive solutions with the use of organic products, such as pest control with organic larvicide treatments that exploit insecticides and biological repellents, which are able to eliminate mosquito larvae respecting the environment and the ecosystem thanks to their selective action.

Simone Martini was awarded an Agricultural Expert Diploma in 1988 at the "Duca degli Abruzzi" State Agricultural Technical Institute (PD). He obtained a degree in Agricultural Sciences on December 19, 1996 at the University of Padua, discussing a thesis in urban entomology and has a practical application internship at the Plant Diseases Observatory of Mestre. He was granted a 4-year scholarship funded by the Veneto Region - Regional Directorate for Prevention - at the Institute of Agricultural Entomology of the University of Padua for the purpose of "Surveillance and control plan for the spread of Aedes albopictus and Anthropophilic culicides of coastal areas". He has a study on the influence of climatic factors on the speed of development and related control strategies on Hyphantria cunea at the WWF naturalistic oasis of Valle Averto. He co-owns Entostudio, providing pest control consulting services for public authorities and private companies.

Andrea Risaliti, born in Prato in 1981, CEO of LA SAETTA srl, a family business that for over half a century has been dealing exclusively with pest control. It is here that since 1997 he takes his first steps in the field of Pest Control, doing all the work, from the jobs of worker to those of today. He has a deep knowledge of the Pest Management World rooted in years of practical experience and continuous updates. Since 2019 he has been Founding Member and Director of AIDPI (Ass. Italian Professional Pest Control Companies) for which he is dealing with the regulations in UNI Headquarters that will address Pest Management in the world of Organic Food, and the second for sustainability in the world of pest control.

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Webinar: Pesticide-Free Towns: First Steps Toward Ecological Transition 2022

Hosted by PAN Europe, Eleonora Evi (MEP) and Pesticide Action Week.

Where: Online Zoom Meeting
When: 28th March 2022 15:30 CET
Language: English

Programme:

15.30: Introduction

  • David Cary - PAN Europe's Board Member, Parish Councillor of Braunston and the Treasurer of the Braunston Climate Action Network

15.35: Sustainable Use of Pesticide legislation: pesticides in urban areas

15.45: Pesticide-free public spaces a first step in the transition to green cities in the Netherlands

15.55: Banning pesticides in public areas a first step in the move to Green cities in France

16.25: Banning pesticides in public areas a first stem in the move to Green cities - a story from a Mayor

  • Edoardo Prestanti - Mayor of the Commune of Carmignano, Tuscany Italy

16.35:  Reactions and debate  

  • MEP Eleonora Evi (Greens/EFA) - Co-host

16.55: Conclusion

  • David Cary - PAN Europe's Board Member, Parish Councillor of Braunston and the Treasurer of the Braunston Climate Action Network

17.00: END

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Webinar: No to pesticides in our playgrounds, schools and public areas 2021

Hosted by Europe (Pesticide Action Network), EDC-Free Europe, Child Right International network (CRIN) and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Sarah Wiener (Greens), Jytte Guteland (Social Democrats) and Martin Hojsik (Renew Europe)

Where: Online Zoom Meeting

When: 30th June 2021 14:00 CET

Language: English

Programme: In the webinar, the results of testing campaigns that give clear evidence of the recurrent presence of pesticides in public areas, such as children playgrounds where vulnerable people like children or pregnant women are present were presented. Some countries and local authorities in the EU are taking initiatives to reduce this exposure to pesticides but the problem needs to be addressed in forthcoming revisions of EU legislation.

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Pesticide Free Towns: European policies, local strategies and future perspectives 2018

Hosted by MEP’s Nicola Caputo (ENVI Committee), Eric Andrieu and Pavel Poc (PEST Committee) Where: European Parliament, Brussels, Room A3H1

Where: European Parliament, Brussels, Room A3H1
When: September 27th 2018, 9:00-12:00
Simultaneous interpretation: IT, FR, EN

Programme:

Welcome and introductory remarks (9h00-9h20)

European policies and perspectives on Pesticide Free Towns (9h20-10h00)

Local strategies by European Municipalities (10h00-11h00)

Coffee break (11h00)

Round table (11h10- 12h00)

MEPs Nicola Caputo, Eric Andrieu, Pavel Poc, Jytte Guteland, Marco Affronte, French Senator Joel Labbe, Klaus Berend - DG SANTE, Vittorio Veronelli - IBMA, Municipality of Bologna, Bolzano, Zagreb, Lozzolo, Pratola Peligna, Occhiobello, Belluno, Limana, Limatola Loro Ciuffenna, Valfabbrica, Estrela, Claudio Serafini - Organic Cities Network Europe, Julien Ruelle - Bruxelles Environnement, Ivan Stomeo - Borghi Autentici d’Italia, Members of the Committee of Regions, Mario Catizzone - Angeli del Suolo.

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Webinar: Pesticide-Free Towns: First Steps Toward Ecological Transition 2022

Webinar: Pesticide-Free Towns: MEP Eleonora Evi, Greens - EFA
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Webinar: Pesticide-Free Towns: Andrew Owen-Griffiths - DG SANTÉ
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Webinar: Pesticide-Free Towns: Edoardo Prestanti - Mayor of the Commune of Carmignano, Tuscany Italy
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Webinar: Pesticide-Free Towns: First Steps Toward Ecological Transition
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Webinar: Pesticide-Free Towns: Marianne Lefebvre - Université d’Angers
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Webinar: Pesticide-Free Towns: Pieter Hagemeijer - Eco Consult
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Webinar: Good practices and experiences in pesticides-free towns 2021 (EU Green Week)

Bolzano - promoting the healthy path, Councelor Chiara Rabini
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Good maintenance of urban greens, Prof. Fabio Taffetani
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Green urban areas and biodiversity restoration - prof. Fabio Taffetani
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Life of Herbaceous Plants, Prof. Fabio Taffetani
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Pesticide Free Towns project - Fulvia Panza
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Pesticide-free Town Bolzano, Councelor Chiara Rabini
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Problems of the intensive agriculture near inhabited areas, Angelo Radica, Mayor of Tollo
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The role of municipalities in transition to ecology - Edoardo Prestanti, Mayor of Carmignano
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Tollo's alternatives to pesticides, Angelo Radica, Mayor of Tollo
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Tollo's measures for citizens' health protection, Angelo Radica, Mayor of Tollo
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Walls and archeological sites maintenance, Prof. Fabio Taffetani
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WEBINAR - Good practices and experiences in pesticides-free towns
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Webinar - Pesticide-Free Towns for a Pesticide-Free Planet 2021

Claudia Fusco - EU Initiatives for Green Cities
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Eleonora Evi - Agricultural Pesticides on Children's Playgrounds
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Eleonora Evi, MEP - Importance of CAP reform
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Henriette Christensen - Pesticide-free Towns - how do they look like?
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Henriette Christensen - Pesticide-Free Towns Network
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Pesticide-free Towns for a Pesticide-free Planet - English subtitles
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Rosanna Mazzia - Actions to eliminate pesticides in villages
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Rosanna Mazzia - Villages, harbingers of good practices
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Webinar - Pesticide-Free Towns for a Pesticide-Free Planet 2021 - Italian
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Webinar - The Sustainable management of urban spaces 2020

1. Michela Bilotta
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2. Elena Crescini
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3. Fabio Taffetani
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4. Nathalie Rose
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5.Q&A
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La gestione del verde pubblico senza l'uso dei pesticidi Tollo 24 Ottobre 2020

Dr. Patrizia Gentilini - Impacts of pesticides on human health
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La gestione del verde pubblico senza l'uso dei pesticidi Tollo 24 Ottobre 2020 - Webinar completo
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Michela Bilotta - Maintenance of green areas without pesticides
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Webinar - The managament of green spaces in urban areas 2018

Real Life Gestione - Andrea Peruzzi
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Real Life Gestione - Fabio Taffetani
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Real Life Gestione - Filippo Moretto
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Real Life Gestione - Michela Bilotta
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Real Life Gestione - Nicoletta Vai
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Pesticide Action Week 2018

Taffetani
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Belgium moving towards pesticide free towns - Questions

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Conference - Questions 1
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Conference - Questions 2
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Conference - Questions 3
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Belgium moving towards pesticide free towns

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Conference - Adelheid Vanhille
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Conference - David Cary
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Conference - Dick Shaw
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Conference - François Veillerette
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Conference - Joop Spijker
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Conference - Muriel Guyot
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Conference - Olivier Delheuze
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Conference - Peter De Franceshi
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Conference - Rien Klippel
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Round table - Jean Philippe Bizoux (SPW)
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Round table - Dan Slootmakers (VMM2)
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Round table - Denis Godeau (SPW) – Benedicte Charlier (Natagora)
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Round table - Frederic Jomaux (Pole Wallon Gestion Différencié)
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Round table - Greet Tijskens (Velt)
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Round table - Koen Hertoge (PAN Italia)
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Round table - Manuel De Vaulx de Champion (IBGE)
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Round table - Marc Fishers (Nature et Progrès Belgique)
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Round table - Marc Wollast (Apis Bruoc Sella)
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Workshop: training gardeners for Pesticide Free Management

Date
October 16th 2017

Location
Watermaal-Bosvoorde, gemeentehuis

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La gestion sans pesticides des espaces verts et ses métiers

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