The AMIGA Final Conference took place in Brussels on May 10, 11th 2016 in the suggestive location of the Fondation Universitaire. Seventy-five participants from academia, industry, competent authorities and the European Commission discussed in two sessions the main outcomes of the AMIGA project which has officially ended on May 31st. Some of the partners from AMIGA consortium members gave an overview of the project activities addressing the following main topics: receiving environments, ecosystem services, post market environmental monitoring and socio-economic aspects. A poster session offered the possibility of discussing in more details some technical aspects of the whole range of activities conducted by the Consortium. In the final session, direct implications for environmental risk assessment were discussed in presentations from AMIGA scientists and further debated in a Panel discussion with the contribution of Cogem (Biosafety Committee of Netherlands), EFSA, EuropaBio, Slovenia and Spain Competent Authorities. The results of the project reinforce the belief that in Europe the environmental risk assessment of genetically modified plants can be effectively conducted according to highest scientific standards, and practical proposals to European risk managers and risk assessors were formulated by the AMIGA Consortium.

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