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EPPO Training Course


An international seminar "Lists of invasive alien plant species in the Balkans with an
EPPO training course on the prioritization process for invasive alien plants
" will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, July 8-11, 2013.

The seminar is organized by:
the Institute for Plant Protection and Environment from Belgrade
in cooperation with:
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Managment – Phytosanitary Directorate Republic of Serbia
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization – EPPO

The programme of this Seminar is composeds of two parts:

I Monday 8th of July: An introductory lecture on the activities that EPPO is carrying out in the area of invasive alien species, and presentations of current invasive alien plant species lists of the Balkan countries.

Lists of invasive alien plants of the following countries shall be presented: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia. As a result of these presentations and of the subsequent use of the EPPO prioritization process, a joined paper on this topic shall be published in the EPPO Bulletin.

The preparations for the work in this part of the Seminar will be coordinated by:
- Prof. Dr Goran Anačkov – Department of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
- Prof. Dr Nejc Jogan – Department of Biology, Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Dr Dragana Marisavljević – Institute for Plant Protection and Environment, Belgrade, Serbia

All national and international projects dealing with the issue of invasive alien plants in which scientists from Serbia are taking part will also be presented.

II Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th of July: EPPO training course on the prioritization process for invasive alien plants.

The EPPO prioritization process for invasive alien plants is an EPPO Standard aimed at building lists of invasive alien plants and at identifying priority species for pest risk analysis. Its use allows exchanges of information and harmonization among countries.
Participants will be introduced to the EPPO prioritization process and to its use, to pest risk analysis, to concepts and definitions on biological invasions, as well as to insights on uncertainty. They will have the opportunity to test the process for selected invasive Alien plantsin their countries during the course using the CAPRA software, which provides a computer version of the prioritization process, and to discuss differences between assessments.

The training course and following lectures will be held by:
- Sarah Brunel, Scientific Officer, European Plant Protection Organization – Invasive Alien Plants, France
- Prof. Dr Giuseppe Brundu, Department of Botany and Plant Ecology, University of Sassari, Italy

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For more information, please visit the Institute website: http://www.izbis.com,
Or contact the Secretary of the Seminar – Dr Dragana Marisavljević, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it