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10 January 2017
Linee guida per un uso sostenibile dei prodotti fitosanitari-IIedizione

Pubblicata la II edizione delle “Linee guida per un uso sostenibile dei prodotti fitosanitari”.

Le linee guida per l'uso sostenibile dei prodotti fitosanitari, presentate a livello nazionale nel 2011 e successivamente divulgate a livello regionale e locale a partire dal 2012, si sono imposte negli anni quale documento di riferimento di attività finalizzate al miglioramento delle conoscenze e dei comportamenti di agricoltori, tecnici e consulenti.

Oltre alla consueta distribuzione di un certo numero di copie stampate, le Linee guida saranno infatti disponibili in versione digitale che potrà essere liberamente accessibile nei siti di tutte le istituzioni coinvolte. Inoltre, per chi volesse utilizzare i contenuti adattandoli alle diverse realtà locali o sviluppando approfondimenti specifici, è concessa ed auspicata la creazione di opere derivate, purché non finalizzate a scopi commerciali (per maggiori dettagli, fare riferimento alla licenza Creative Commons CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).

15 November 2016
EFSA - Environmental risk assessment of pesticides

Opera will partecipate to EFSA Environmental risk assessment of pesticides: 25 years of scientific advancements since the adoption of Directive 91/414/EEC

The meeting will be held at EFSA, Parma, Italy, from 09:00 on 15 November 2016 to 13:00 on 16 November.
Posters on recent work were OPERA is involved will be availabl
14 March 2016

The Workshop “MONITORING FOR A SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES” will take place on 13th April 2016 at Palazzo Tassoni Estense, an historical building located inside the old city walls of Ferrara (Italy), UNESCO heritage since 1995.
The workshop is organized by Aeiforia Srl, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Istituto Delta Ecologia Applicata and Spanish Council of Scientific Research, in the frame of the European project SEA-on-a-CHIP.
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations should be submitted within the 18th March 2016 following the instructions you can find on the website: .
Registration and payment are open from 1st March until 1st April 2016.

20 January 2016

Venue: OPERA Research, Delegation of the Lombardia Region (3rd floor), Place du Champs de Mars, 2 - 1050 Brussels, Belgium

To register, please contact Alice Tediosi (

The EU FP7-funded ECsafeSEAFOOD project is holding its policy workshop in Brussels, Belgium on Thursday 21 January 2016ECsafeSEAFOOD aims to assess safety issues mainly related to non-regulated contaminants present in seafood as a result of environmental contamination and evaluate their impact on public health. Results from the project can inform policy makers about the need for and requirements of seafood regulatory and monitoring programmes for these contaminants of emerging concern
09 October 2015
Edible Insect

The Manifesto of the participatory and synergistic experience developed by experts from universities, research centers and other institutions with the aim to analyze weaknesses, opportunities and the current state of the art.
To share knowledge, discuss, guide and promote the development of future research.
Download the document in italian and the summary in en or in documents section
For contact:

21 May 2015
7 Projects to Make Progress on Ethics and Global Food Security in 5 Years

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, along with the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, launched the Global Food Ethics Project to take on the challenge of working through conflicting visions of what it means to feed the world ethically and find a concrete path forward even in the absence of consensus about ethical commitments and values.

The main product of the first phase of the Global Food Ethics project is the 7 by 5 Agenda for Ethics and Global Food Security.

We are happy to share with you the efforts of a collaborative meeting Prof Capri took part in last year. Our international working group was given the task to establish a near term research and policy agenda for global food ethics that that would make a significant, practical contribution to global food security.
The 7 by 5 Agenda for Ethics and Global Food Security, report includes seven global food ethics projects we deemed particularly worthy of investment because of their importance and tractability. For more information on the project, please click here:

Any feedback on those projects or suggestions for carrying them out are welcome.

05 April 2015
Integrated Risk Assessment: HEROIC white paper

The HEROIC White Paper On The Promotion Of An Integrated Risk Assessment Concept In European Regulatory Frameworks For Chemicals is now available on line, present all the results on the development within the project of the integrated approaches across human and environmental risk assessment.

30 June 2014
network of Emblematic Mediterranean Mountains
TransNational Cooperation project (TNC) together with representatives of France, Spain, Greece and Bulgaria in the framework of LEADER axis for the creation of a network of Emblematic Mediterranean Mountains in which Opera is involved
22 January 2013
Bee health in Europe - Facts & Figures 2013
The report “Bee Health in Europe – facts and figures” moves from the newest data from scientific research into drivers of bee health and presents the latest figures in the trend in bee population and reports initiatives and policies being developed in Europe and abroad.
Water management - Bio purification systems
Bio purification systems. Why on-farm water management is important and how it can be achieved


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