NEXT CF MEETING IN BARCELONA, ES
COMMON FORUM MEETING IN NAMUR, BE
COMMON FORUM MEMBERS TURNOVER
COMMON FORUM SUPPORTS IMPLEMENTING INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS
WHAT'S NEW ON COMMON FORUM WEBSITE?
NEWS FROM EUROPEAN COMMISSION
NEWS FROM FAO - GSP
NEWS FROM NICOLE
DOCUMENTS OF INTEREST
The COMMON FORUM spring meeting was a great success and appreciated from all participants! Thanks to our excellent hosts Esther Goidts and Marie Jailler it took place in beautiful Capital of Wallonia – Namur, Belgium from 23 to 25 May 2018. Highlights of the meeting covered the legal and organisational framework for contaminated sites in Belgium, diffuse soil contamination with the results of the questionnaire and as usual a country update on new legislation, guidelines and recent developments at EU level.
By 2019 COMMON FORUM will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Future directions and objectives of the network (COMMON FORUM 2020 – 2030) were discussed in group discussions. A draft summary by the secretariat is under preparation and will be forwarded to members by email to allow for further comments and refinements. A final draft summary will be presented at our autumn-meeting (3 - 5 October 2018) in Barcelona.
The final day of the event started with an exciting field trip organised by SPAQuE and concluded with the 3rd meeting of the Working Group “Soil as a resource”.
Martha and Dietmar