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EPPO Training Course Belgrade


ESENIAS participated in the international seminar "Lists of invasive alien plant species in the Balkans with an EPPO training course on the prioritization process for invasive alien plants", organized by the Institute for Plant Protection and Environment from Belgrade in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Managment – Phytosanitary Directorate Republic of Serbia and the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization – EPPO, and which was held in Belgrade, Serbia, July 8-11, 2013.


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 were 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 had the opportunity to test the process for selected invasive alien plants in 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 was 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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