Place: GASP room, Charlemagne Building, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels, Belgium
The European Commission organises a one-day Bee Health Conference to present and discuss the response to concerns over bee health and bee colony losses. The conference will take place on 7 Apr 2014, from 10:00 to 18:00h in Brussels, Belgium.
Registration is now open here: http://sanco-bee-health-conference2014.eu/init.xhtml
The target audience for the conference is the apiculture sector and the animal health area (policy experts from Member States,representatives from beekeeping organisations, NGOs, and individual beekeepers). It will also be important for bee and pollination scientists and researchers, designers and beneficiaries of rural development programmes, managers of agri-environment measures,farmers, landowners, producers and users of plant protection products and those interested in bees-related biodiversity projects.
This conference, which will be opened by European Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg, will present numerous strands of ongoing work in response to concerns in recent years for bee health and bee colony losses. It will present recent developments for better bee health, on EU apiculture funds, examples of projects for healthy and abundant bees (including wild bees), for good beekeeping, agricultural production and bees-related biodiversity. It aims to promote dialogue, knowledge transfer, coordination and a joined-up approach in the policy-science-practice triangle, at EU, national and local level and between the various disciplines, especially in recognition of the multi-factorial causes behind colony losses.
For more information see the official conference announcement here: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_consumer/information_sources/ahw_events_en.htm