Brussels event - Exchanging experience on the management of IAS in Europe

A joint event between RAPID Life and the Belgian Forum on Invasive Species (BFIS)

18th of December 2019 at Brussels Environment

The RAPID Life Project (Reducing and Preventing IAS Dispersal) and the Belgian Forum on Invasive Species (BFIS) are co-organising an event in Brussels to facilitate the exchange of information on IAS prevention and management between stakeholders in different European countries. The event will look at the ways in which the EU Regulation 1143/2014 on Invasive Alien Species is being implemented in different EU member states, and will bring together EU Life Projects working on IAS in different European countries in order to share information and encourage collaboration.

Objectives:

•To explore how the EU Regulation 1143/2014 on Invasive Alien Species is being interpreted and implemented in different EU member states; to encourage discussion, information exchange, and collaboration on this.

•To showcase some of the many different EU-Funded Life projects that are currently working on IAS management and prevention in Europe and to explore some of the problems and solutions encountered by these projects, in the hope that this may prove useful to other such projects.

•To bring together EU Life Projects working on IAS in Europe, and other stakeholders working on IAS management and prevention in Europe in order to facilitate information exchange and promote collaboration.

Participants:

The event will bring together stakeholders working on IAS prevention and management in different EU countries. These will include: scientific researchers, project managers, conservation organisations, national and regional government, and representatives of the European Commission. EU Life Projects currently working on IAS will be invited to attend. The event will bring together a variety of stakeholders from as many EU Member States as possible.

Duration and programme:

The event will last one day, divided into a morning and an afternoon session. The programme for the event can be viewed and downloaded here.

The morning session will feature representatives from different EU member states talking about how the EU Regulation 1143/2014 on Invasive Alien Species is being implemented in their countries. This will be followed by a discussion in which all attendees are welcome to participate.

After lunch, the afternoon session will begin with a presentation from a keynote speaker (Andy Sheppard, CSIRO Australia) on novel technologies for the prevention, surveillance and control of IAS.

The afternoon will continue with a series of presentations from different Life Projects working on IAS in different European countries about the lessons they have learned that may be useful to other projects.

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RAPID LIFE is a European Union funded project led by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) in partnership with Natural England and Bristol Zoological Society and supported by a number of further technical partners.

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