Final documents


Final Document
16 – 17 October 2014

The eighteenth meeting of the CEUREG Forum was organised in Poznań, Poland

CEUREG Forum XVIII. participants: Austria, Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, European Commission, ECPA, IBMA.

The CEUREG Forum XVIII. meeting took place according to the Agenda (see enclosed). Participating countries from the CEUREG region, industry and other representatives discussed the PPPs authorisation system established by the Regulation 1107/2009/EC replacing Directive 91/414/EEC, regulation of biological control agents for plant protection, current issues and requirements related to the Directive 2009/128/EC, implementation of national action plans including risk indicators in individual countries, Integrated Pest Management and control of application machinery. Other topics discussed included:

  • challenges of the new processes in PPPs authorisation
  • zonal mutual recognition
  • auxiliary products, non-PPP and biological products
  • effects of PPP’s on bees
  • authorisation of PPP’s in non-EU countries

Participants from regulatory bodies of the CEUREG Region Countries agreed on the following conclusions and recommendations:

  1. EU Member States individual capacity should be appropriate to the requirements and shorter timelines established by the Regulation 1107/2009/EC. Some EU Member States from CEUREG region still have capacity problems.
  2. EU MS authorities should further build up transparency of processes, data requirements and criteria within the authorisation process, and make an effort towards removal of national requirements and higher use of mutual recognition.
  3. CEUREG Region Countries support the use and placing on the market of biological control agents. They recommend the data requirements and procedures for this type of products should reflect their low risk for human health and the environment and the fact they are an alternative to the chemical products.
  4. Pesticides risk indicators were considered to be essential part of the system of risk reduction and indicators developed and used in individual countries should be further discussed and compared.
  5. The format and the contact point of minor uses database for update on minor uses (EUMUDA) will be circulated to CEUREG Region EU Member States.

Documents and presentations from the CEUREG Forum XVIII. and previous CEUREG Forum meetings are available on the CEUREG Forum web page

Adopted in Poznań, Poland, on 17th October 2014.

Final documents from CEUREG Forums

CEUREG FORUM XVIII – Final document
CEUREG FORUM XVII – Final document
CEUREG FORUM XVI – Final document
CEUREG FORUM XV – Final document
CEUREG FORUM XIV – Final document
CEUREG FORUM XIII – Final document
CEUREG FORUM XII – Final document
CEUREG FORUM XI – Final document