Background & scope 

In 2013, SETAC Europe and the European Commission supported the organization of a workshop on “Mitigating the risks of Plant Protection Products in the environment” (MAgPIE). The outcome of this workshop is a summary of the existing and the most promising risk mitigation measures, considering both their practicality and efficacy. The workshop also proposed a harmonized toolbox of these measures to be used for Plant Protection Products (PPP, or pesticides) management across Europe, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, Regulation (EU) 547/2011 and Directive 2009/128/EC laying down the rules for placing PPP on the market and their sustainable use. 

Current symposium will provide guidance on this toolbox to risk managers, risk assessors and scientists involved in the development and use of risk mitigation tools in the context of PPP registration. The symposium will be of interest for (i) Risk managers of European countries and the European Commission; (ii) Regulators involved in risk assessment in European countries and EFSA, (iii) Industry scientists involved in pesticide registration, stewardship activities, risk assessment, and product development, and (iv) Research scientists involved in the development of risk management tools.

 Interest for regulatory authorities 

  • Get an update on available risk mitigation tools and their implementation;
  • Become familiar with options to prepare improved labelling;
  • Participate to the development of upcoming risk mitigation tools and the related development and implementation into policy frameworks.

 Interest for industry 

  • Get an update on available risk mitigation tools and their implementation;
  • Become familiar with options to prepare improved labelling;
  • Be able to use this up to date information to prepare their dossiers and use the most effective risk mitigation tools;
  • Participate to the development of upcoming risk mitigation tools and the related development and implementation into policy frameworks.

 Interest for academia 

  • Get an update on available risk mitigation tools and their implementation;
  • Be able to use this information to initiate and contribute to the development of the most effective risk mitigation tools.