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GM2, MC3 and WG4 Meetings held in Florence

The Second ERBFacility General Meeting (GM2), the Third Management Committee Meeting (MC3) and a WG4 Meeting were held at La Specola Museum, Florence, Italy from 5-8 March 2019.

Over 60 participants attended from over 25 countries that are Party to the Action. GM2 reviewed progress and discussed activities for the next Grant Period (GP3) running 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2020. The meeting received presentations from all seven STSM holders and WG leads. MC3 gave provisional approval for the work programme and budget for GP3. WG4 advanced work relating to the Field Arena.


WG3 Meeting held in Brussels

WG3 (Collections Arena) convened a successful meeting in Brussels on 10-11 December 2018 which addressed the Review of Raptor Collections across Europe, and considered the scope of the planned European Raptor Specimen Bank. The meeting was attended by around 20 participants from natural history museums, environmental specimen banks and research collections. A meeting report is in preparation.

See Meetings and Events, Past Meetings, for further information.

LIFE APEX: new €3m project to demonstrate use of apex predators for EU chemicals management

A number of ERBFacility participants are involved in a new project funded by LIFE, the EU's dedicated funding instrument for the environment.

LIFE APEX is part-inspired by ERBFacility and the precursor EURAPMON project and will demonstrate biomonitoring using apex predators (including raptors) in support of EU chemicals legislation.

ERBFacility 2018 STSMs

ERBFacility published its 2018 Call for STSMs in August 2018 with a deadline for submissions in September 2018. The Call was circulated widely by email to all Management Committee members and to other participants in the first General Meeting (Ciudad Real, February 2018) with a request to forward to all interested parties.

Seven STSMs were awarded as a result of the Call, three in the Analysis Arena (WGs 1 and 2), one in the Collections Arena (WG3) and three in the Field Arena (WG4). Details of the missions will be posted shortly to this website.