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Stakeholder consultation - EU Strategy on Invasive Species

Policy field(s)


Environment, Biodiversity

Target group(s)


All interested parties, preferably organisations representing the views of stakeholders at EU level

Period of consultation



Objective of the consultation


Invasive species are species whose introduction/spread may threaten biodiversity, crops, livestock, human health and economy. The Commission Communication "Towards an EU Strategy on Invasive Species" noted that while EU instruments exist to deal with other drivers of biodiversity loss - habitat change, climate change, overexploitation and pollution – there is currently no comprehensive instrument at EU level to tackle invasive species. The Environment Council, the Committee of Regions and the European Social and Economic Committee all called for an effective strategy. The Commission intends to bring forward this strategy in 2011, as a component of the post-2010 biodiversity strategy. The objective of the consultation is to obtain a representative picture of the positions of relevant stakeholders and to collect the views of the participants on the future strategy.

How to submit your contribution


Those interested in participating in the consultation meeting are invited to confirm their interest by filling a registration form and submitting it before 14 July 2010 via e-mail to . Due to the limited capacity of the venue, seats will be allocated in a way to ensure a fair and representative participation of stakeholders. Invitations will be limited to one individual per organisation and priority will be given to organisations representing the views of stakeholders at EU level. Participants are invited to express their views and share ideas on how to shape the strategy to ensure its success. The meeting will be held in English. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to submit their views in writing for up to two weeks after the meeting.

View the consultation document and the questions


Those who are allocated a seat for the meeting will be sent a formal invitation by 28 July 2010 with further details on the meeting venue and guidance on the agenda and structure of the consultation. In order to facilitate preparation for the meeting and reflection on the issue, background documents will be disseminated in due course.

Access the call for interest to the Stakeholder consultation - EU Strategy on invasive species


Please read the call for interest and submit your registration by filling the form and returning it by e-mail to by 14 July 2010.

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Contact details


responsible service

DG ENV, Unit B2 - Biodiversity




postal address

European Commission - Directorate General for the Environment

Unit Biodiversity

Office BU-5, 03/043

B-1049 Brussels


View the contributions


In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

In the interest of the transparency all answers will be published on the European Commission website, unless stakeholders clearly mark their submission as confidential.

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement