Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe

DAGENE Meeting 2019

29. May - 1. June - Topolčianky (near Nitra) Slovakia
Topic: Animal genetic resources for regional food?
contact: DAGENE Dr. János Posta:
Venue and additional information:
The registration fee is 80.- € / students: 50.- €

Innovations and Ethical Issues for the Cryoconservation of Animal Genetic Resources

Ethical questions in research must be answered when living material is exchanged or during experimental laboratory work. Gene bank conservation in particular, is subject to far more ethical aspects: What are the criteria for selecting animals or breeds? Which methods of obtaining breeding material are ethically acceptable? Who decides and who pays? Are in situ and ex situ conservation complementary methods or are there conflicting goals? Within the framework of the Horizon 2020 project IMAGE Innovative Management of Animal Genetic resources, the opinions of the stakeholders in the conservation scene should be obtained. The described ethical aspects of the ex situ conservation will be explained within the framework of the project at as many conferences and events as possible also in 2019 and opinions will be collected by questionnaire. The goal is to create the broadest possible opinion of stakeholders in conservation work, while at the same time awareness of ethics in conservation shall be promoted. Please feel free to give your answers here. Send the filled survey to

Thank you very much in advance!!

EU budget - Call for citizen messages

The CEEweb (network of organisations in the Central and Eastern European Countries) and its partners launches a campaign for a "sustainably proof" EU budget. The EU is in the process of defining its budget for the following working period of 2021-2027. The outcome of this process is of utmost importance since it will decide all financing opportunities for every EU programme for the following 7 years. This, of course, includes environmental and sustainability budgets for the EU region. One of the elements is a collection of "citizen's messages": EU citizens give their opinion and statement on how the EU budget should be in the future. With these messages, CEEweb wants to persuade EU politicians to include sustainability proofing in the EU budget for 2021-2027. Please have a look at: . Write YOUR opinion to the CEE web. As much statements they get as clearer can be the picture for the relevant EU bodies!

Currently over 76% of the EU budget is managed in partnership with national and regional authorities through a system of “shared management”, largely through 5 main funds:
- the Structural & Investment Funds ERDF for regional and urban development, the European Social Fund (ESF) for social inclusion and good governance,
- the Cohesion Fund (CF) – economic convergence by less-developed regions,
- the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)
- the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).
- the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) is also under shared management and it primarily finances direct payments to farmers and measures regulating or supporting agricultural markets.

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