IBMA meeting with European Commission Secretariat General  

Following its Strategy Council Day in June, IBMA met civil servants of the European Commission Secretariat General working on the coordination of Green Deal policies where we underlined the need for the next European Commission (EC) to prioritize biocontrol in the coming Work Programme. We referred to the relevant outcomes of the last mandate for biocontrol and highlighted the need to use them as building blocks for the next European Commission to 

  • Speed-up authorization processes for biocontrol  
  • Focus on short term measures for improved implementation of and targeted changes to 1107  
  • Work on a new regulatory framework.  

We also highlighted the need to enhance biocontrol uptake to achieve the EC’s expected political priorities of  food security, economic growth and competitiveness. 

Following our meeting we sent to the Secretariat General and DG Sante information on Making the fast-track of biocontrol products a priority for the next European Commission.