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Act now – Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment

Act now – Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment

Workshop Report of a workshop held in Brussels on November 7, 2018

On 7 November 2018, an international workshop titled "Act Now - Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment" was held in Brussels, Belgium. The over 50 participants included representatives from the EU Parliament, national regulatory agencies, the pharmaceutical industry, the water industry, and NGOs, amongst others. This report presents key points of the plenary presentations, summarises the main points of the first podium discussion, and provides an overview of the discussions in the three World Café tables. The workshop agenda is included in Annex I, and the list of participants in Annex II. The report is available for download.


Citation

Vidaurre, Rodrigo; Nicole Adler and Anette Küster 2019: Act now – Antibiotics and Antibiotic resistance in the environment. Workshop Report of a workshop held in Brussels on November 7, 2018. Ecologic Institute, German Environment Agency: Berlin, Dessau-Roßlau.

Language
English
Author(s)
Nicole Adler (Federal Environment Agency)
Anette Küster (Federal Environment Agency)
Funding
Year
2019
Dimension
20 pp.
Project ID
3552
Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
1 Background
2 Plenary session
2.1 "Multi-drug resistance as a growing global problem and its impacts in Germany"
Prof. Christoph Lübbert, Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, University Hospital Leipzig
2.2 "The EU Commission’s Strategic Approach to Pharmaceuticals in the Environment"
Helen Clayton, Policy Officer DG Environment, Unit C.1 "Clean Water", European Commission
2.3 "The European One Health Action Plan against Antimicrobial Resistance"
Aurélien Perez, Policy Officer DG Santé, European Commission
2.4 "Environment in the One Health Action Plan of the European Parliament"
Karin Kadenbach, MEP, Rapporteur in the European Parliament on the EU’s One Health Action Plan against Antimicrobial Resistance
2.5 "Options to minimise antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in the environment"
Jutta Klasen, Head of Chemical Safety Division, German Environment Agency (UBA)
3 Plenary discussion
4 World Café discussions
4.1 World Café Table 1 – Options for communication and authorisation
4.2 World Café Table 2 – Options regarding environmental waters and waste water treatment
4.3 World Café Table 3 – Options in practices related to soil and agriculture
Annex I – Workshop Agenda
Annex II – List of Participants

Keywords
Medicinal and veterinary drugs, antibiotics, antibiotic resistance, one health, options for action, prevention measures, background paper, Europe