Webinar: EFSA Activities on Horizon Scanning for Plant Health

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Registration opendeadline: 9 June 2020 - 13:30 (CEST)
9 June 2020

Online, 9 June 2020 - 13:30 - 14:30 (CEST)



To support EU preparedness in addressing plant health risks, EFSA performs horizon scanning activities to retrieve information on new, emerging or recurring pests that may be of concern for the EU territory.

In cooperation with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), which has developed and hosts the MEDISYS public health surveillance system, and with EU Member State risk assessment bodies, EFSA screens the media and the scientific literature daily and publishes monthly newsletters that highlight the most relevant news on plant pests worldwide. The new or emerging non-regulated pests identified through this monitoring are screened and subsequently presented to the EC and Member States, who decide on possible preventive measures.

In addition to the newsletters, the latest articles found by the system are also available on the EFSA Plant Health page of MEDISYS.

This webinar, one of a series being organised by EFSA’s plant health team in 2020, the International Year of Plant Health in which the new EU Plant Health Law is fully applied, will present the horizon scanning activities, focusing on the screening methodology and results.

During the webinar, participants may submit questions to which EFSA will answer live and in writing after the presentation. EFSA will publish a recording of the webinar.

You can find more information about EFSA’s work on plant health, including horizon scanning, on our International Year of Plant Health website.

Note to participants:

For technical reasons, participation is limited to a maximum of 500 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

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