The Directive 2009/128/EC introduced the need for a sustainable use of pesticides in the EU, through the mitigation of risks and the reduction of impacts of pesticide use. In this concept, the health of both human and environment are included. The directive referred to the promotion of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and the adoption of alternative approaches (including non-chemical alternatives to pesticides) as key drivers for sustainable use. Other critical aspects have been linked to the training of users and distributors of pesticides, the inspection of application equipment, the limitation of use in sensitive areas, as well as to the raising awareness and providing information about pesticide risks. Following 2009/128/EC, EU countries have developed National Action Plans to implement the range of actions provided by the Directive.

In this framework, the active involvement of stakeholders is also crucial, in order to achieve an effective participation of the whole chain of actors involved in the adoption of sustainable uses of pesticides, thus including manufacturers, sellers, farmers, organizations and consortia. Only through this coordinated involvement, sustainable practices can be effectively implemented.


Session Chairs

James Garratt (Enviresearch Ltd, UK)

Maura Calliera (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy)


Program: September 5 – 8:30 – 10:30


Oral Presentations

262 – “Stimulating implementation of best management practices to reduce pesticides lodes to surfaces water in small agricultural catchment” Ingeborg Joris, VITO (Belgium)

246 – “Development of Regulatory Modelling: Achievements of the EU Modelling Workshops”Bernhard Gottesbueren, BASF SE (Deutschland)

269 – “Stakeholder engagement for groundwater protection in areas with intensive agriculture” Alexandru Marchis, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy)

231 – “Ditch maintenance as a lever to limit water contamination by pesticides” Cecile Dages, INRA (France)

209 – “Chasing the dream of zonal and interzonal harmonization” – Krisztian Szegedi, BASF SE (Deutschland)


Poster Presentations

225 “Micro-dams on potato and maize fields: consideration in environmental risk assessment as part of the MAgPIE toolbox” – Stephan Sittig, Knoell Germany GmbH (Deutchland)

398 “OpenTEA, the e-learning platform for a sustainable use of pesticides” Gabriele Sacchettini, OpenTEA srl (Italy)

279 “Elementary Teachers’ Knowledge on Endocrine Disruptor Pesticides and Their In-Service Learning Motivation”  Fu-Chi Chuang, National Chiayi University (Taiwan)

196 “PERFECT LIFE PROJECT (Pesticide Reduction using Friendly and Environmentally Controlled Technologies)”  Hector Calvete Sogo, Fundación CEAM (Spain)

257 “Exposure to pesticide: a comparison among risk perception and effective risk to residents and bystanders” – Gloria Luzzani, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Italy)

258 “Integrated modelling of pesticide fate in landscapes for designing sustainable agricultural management strategies”  Carole Bedos, INRA (France)

261 “The multiactor approach enable engagement of actors in sustainable uses of chemicals in agriculture” Ingeborg Joris, VITO (Belgium)

270 “Mitigation Measures and Best Management Practice for vineyards and assessment of the potential for the uptake of new ideas” Maura Calliera, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Italy)

236 “Groundwater Monitoring data as higher tier for Pesticide regulatory risk assessment”  Arnaud Boivin, ANSES (France)