The First General Meeting (GM1) of ERBFacility was convened 19-21 February 2018 at the Institute for Game and Wildlife Research (IREC) in Ciudad Real, Spain.
GM1 was attended by around 60 participants from 23 European countries (and Israel) including representatives from the European Commission, ECHA and EFSA.
The programme involved plenary and working sessions introducing the scope of the Action and allowing for discussion of the key tasks for each Working Group. The discussions provided a solid foundation for a subsequent Management Committee meeting (also convened at IREC on 22 February) to develop a draft work programme and budget for the second Grant Period (GP2: 1 May 2018-30 April 2019). The meeting also provided an important networking opportunity for Action participants to get to know each other, including through a field trip.
Media coverage of the meeting is available here, in English (EN) and Spanish (ES):