EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2016 Num. article: 2016/179

Training workshops on prioritization and pest risk analysis for invasive alien plant species (EPPO Headquarters, Paris)


Under the LIFE funded project ‘Mitigating the threat of invasive alien plants to the EU through pest risk analysis to support the Regulation 1143/2014’, the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization and the NERC Centre of Ecology and Hydrology will conduct two training workshops on (1) the prioritization of invasive alien plants and (2) pest risk analysis of invasive alien plants.  If you want to participate in these free training workshops please register by 2016-10-14.

Training workshop 1: EPPO Prioritization Process for invasive alien plant species compliant with EU Regulation No 1143/2014 (2016-12-14/17)

Aim: To provide participants with an understanding of the process of prioritizing invasive alien plants for risk assessment within the framework of the EU Regulation No 1143/2014.

Venue: EPPO Headquarters (Paris, FR)

Cost: Free (participants will pay for their own accommodation, travel to and from the workshop and meals for the duration of the training workshop)

Inclusions:  Two and half day’s tuition, tea/coffee and light lunch (participants will pay 10 Euros per day for lunch).  

Format: The two and half-day course will combine introductory lecture material combined with practical exercises to familiarise participants with the prioritization process for invasive alien plants compliant with the EU Regulation No 1143/2014.  On day one, participants will learn, through lectures about the need for species prioritization, the information required to complete the prioritization process and important considerations when prioritizing species, including quality of information and uncertainty.  Participants will be guided through the prioritization process where the presenters prioritize particular species.  On days 2 and 3, participants will prioritize 5 species of their own choosing using the prioritization scheme.  This will require some background research prior to the workshop (approximately 2 days) to gather information on each species in order to answer the pre-determined questions.  On the afternoon of day 3, participants will have the opportunity to present their results to the group and discuss the outcome.

To register: http://meeting.eppo.int/meeting.php/C4867

Training workshop 2: EPPO Express PRA for invasive alien plant species compliant with the Regulation (EU) No. 1143/2014 (2017-02-14/17).


Aim: To provide participants with an understanding of the process of pest risk analysis of invasive alien plants within the framework of the EU Regulation No 1143/2014.

Venue: EPPO Headquarters (Paris, FR)

Cost: Free (participants will pay for their own accommodation, travel to and from the workshop and meals for the duration of the training workshop)

Inclusions:  Four days tuition, tea/coffee and light lunch (participants will pay 10 Euros per day for lunch).  

Format: The four-day course will combine introductory lecture material combined with practical exercises to familiarise participants with the Express Pest Risk Analysis for invasive alien plants compliant with the EU Regulation No 1143/204.  On day one, participants will learn through lectures about the need and requirements of pest risk analysis, the information required to complete a pest risk analysis and important considerations including uncertainty.  In the afternoon, participants will be guided through the pest risk analysis process where the presenters will use two case study species.  On days 2 and 3, participants will pest risk analyse 2 species selected from the previous workshop using the Express PRA tool, considering the EU or the EPPO region as PRA area. Again, this will require some background research prior to the workshop (approximately 2 days) to gather information on each species in order to answer the pre-determined questions.  On day 4, participants will have the opportunity to present their results to the group and discuss the outcome.

To register: http://meeting.eppo.int/meeting.php/A4874


Sources

EPPO Secretariat (2016-09).
Project website: http://www.iap-risk.eu