OPERA’s main objective is to analyse and interpret the evolution in development, use and implementation of the risk indicators for pesticides into National and European legislation, in order to give scientific support to the decisions of the different stakeholders involved in the process.
As a first phase of its activity, OPERA organised a face to face meeting inviting representatives of various stakeholders including government, industry, NGO, farmers and academic.
The objective of the workshop was to give indication to help MS implementation in their National Action Plans of the Chapter V article 15 of the Directive on Sustainable Use of Pesticide. A primary goal of this workshop was to identify obstacles to effective use of existing research findings and tools and to suggest ways of overcoming these obstacles. The meeting was held under the Chattam House rule, meaning that the participants are not externally quoted in the minutes giving them more freedom to speak up.