IPMEurope aims at openness in its activities.
The roles and responsibilities of all those involved are presented below to facilitate the smooth
running of the Network.
Appointed by the Institution which is nominated by the Member State, with the
power to delegate an alternate to attend meetings or participate in activities as appropriate.
(Notional commitment 5-10 days per annum).
Note: initially the Institution was nominated by the INCO-DEV representative.
Members represent national interests in IPM-related development assistance in the European
context, create awareness of existing national policy on IPM and promote the adoption of a coherent
European approach to IPM policy and implementation. They raise national awareness of IPMEurope and
its activities with the national donor agency through contact with its representatives on European
research and development-related entities; and with the national scientific community.
Furthermore, they canvas for the entry and maintenance of relevant project data on the IPMEurope
Project Databases (IPD) by national scientists and provide quality assurance through acting as the
National Focal Point for IPD data collection and distribution.
IPMEurope Members should contribute periodic items of news or information to the Secretariat for
posting on the website and provide a brief annual report to the Secretariat prior to the Annual
Plenary Meeting (APM) and they contribute to the strategic planning of IPMEurope through
participation in Annual Plenary Meetings and in TFs or Working Groups for particular initiatives
within the members personal interests and experience.
Associate Members or Partners
Associates. Comprising representatives from different geographical and
sectoral backgrounds who are interested in working with IPMEurope for any reason.
Comprises: the Chair; Vice-Chair and 2 members, who are all elected, together
with the Executive Secretary and the EC representative (observer). Those elected from amongst the
members at the APM for a 3 year term of office. Turnover of one SC member each year. (Notional
commitment 15 - 20 days per annum)
The SC should assist in the implementation and monitoring of the Annual Work Programme through
participation in 2-3 SC meetings a year.
It provides ad-hoc advice and support to the
Secretariat as required.
- Take the lead in the main thrusts of IPMEurope activity (Information, Task Forces, etc.)
- Represent IPMEurope as appropriate
Steering Committee 2006
- Chair: Huub Stoetzer (IAC, Holland)
- Vice Chair: Jozsef Kiss (Dpt. Plant Protection Szent Istvan University, Godolla, Hungary)
Jean Louis Sarah (CIRAD, France)
Nicola La Porta (Agricultural Institute San Michele, Italy)
Stefan Wolny (Institute of Plant Protection, Poznan, Poland)
Participating institutions host the Group on an annually rotating basis and
provide the Chair for this period. (Notional commitment 20 - 25 days per annum)
- Take the Chair of the APM after the introductory session at the commencement of the year of
- Maintain close contact with the Secretariat, providing strategic advice and guidance as
- Have oversight of the implementation of the annual work programme and chair Steering Committee
meetings concerned with implementation and monitoring
- Represent IPMEurope as necessary in European and International Fora concerned with pest
management and act as signatory for official communications from the Group
- Take responsibility for facilitating the arrangements for the APM (in liaison with the
Secretariat) at the end of the term of office, normally in the country of the host institution,
providing a Chairpersons Report during the introductory session
- Relinquish the Chair at the end of the introductory session at the APM at the conclusion of the
year of office.
Elected at the APM for a period of 12 months. (Notional commitment 15 - 20
days per annum)
- Participate as a member of the Steering Committee (see, Steering Committee above)
- Take over the roles of the Chair at meetings when the elected Chair is unable to attend (see
- After the year of office, assume the responsibilities of the Chair (see Chair, above)
While the network was supported by European Commission, a Secreteriat was responsible for organization,
coordination actions and administrative purposees. The secretariat was closed down by the end of June, but shall be
reactivated as soon as new funds will have been made available.
Membership of the Network is straightforward. It comprises members, who are
responsible for its overall organisation and associates or partners, who work on any activity, for
All EU Member and Associated States are represented on the Group through nationally nominated
representatives from lead institutions involved in agricultural research or development in
developing countries. Each member institution has responsibility for providing the link between
research and development efforts at the national and European level. National level discussions
are encouraged to develop appropriate mechanisms for this.
In order to broaden its scope, IPMEurope will open its membership to a wider range of
institutions and organisations. Interested members of organisations and institutions within Europe
will have the possibility to become an active member of the network if they are committed to the
rules that are applied for present members as well.
Please click here to see the member list of IPMEurope.