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Cedia: Conferences, Seminars and Meetings

For several years Cedia has organised an annual conference either itself or with the collaboration of one or other of its member associations. On occasion, Cedia may join forces with an associate organisation in the hosting of a particular conference e.g., as in 2009 with ICA. On occasion also, a member association may take the lead in organising a conference or event to which Cedia board members and member associations are invited. The more usual practise now however is that specialised meetings or events are organised in conjunction with a board meeting or the general assembly in various countries.

I st Conference
Dates: 15-16 October 1991
Place: Brussels - BELGIUM
Theme: Environment and Agriculture: Lasting solutions

II nd Conference
Dates: 07-08 June 1993
Place: Brussels - BELGIUM
Theme: CAP - Reform: Adapting agronomy training to new job market conditions

III rd Conference
Dates: 13-15 October 1996
Place: Copenhagen - DENMARK
Theme: A world market for Agronomists: Can a starving and a well fed communicate?
A dialogue on the role of the graduates in agriculture in the future food production and distribution.

IV th Conference
Dates: 28-30 June 1997
Place: Lausanne - SWITZERLAND
Theme: An agricultural and an agro-industrial production respectful of the Environment: Production - Processing - Marketing

V th Conference
Dates: 25-27 June 1999
Place: Paris - FRANCE
Theme: Contribution of the European agronomic engineers to the sustainable Development in a world-wide context

VI th Conference
Dates: 24-26 June 2000
Place: Lisbon - PORTUGAL
Theme: The use of GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms) in Agriculture

VII th Conference
Dates: 22-23 June 2001
Place: Bonn - GERMANY
Theme: The Agronomist in Europe in Responsibility for Safe Food Production and Landscape Management

IX th Conference
Dates: 1-2 March 2002
Place: Brussels - BELGIUM
Theme: The Bologna process: harmonisation of the diplomas in Europe

X th Conference ( Joint Cedia / ICA Congress)
Dates: 10/12TH of June 2009
Place: Leuven - Belgium
Theme: Professionals – Education - Trade/Industry/Services

World Conferences

Note: Cedia, since 2008 is the European Regional representative body of the World Association of Agronomists.

IV World Congress of Agricultural Scientists
Dates: 26 Oct to 1 Nov 2008
Place: Madrid

V World Congress of Agricultural Scientists
Dates: 17 to 21st Sept 2012
Place: Quebec City, Canada

Special Job Services Conferences

  • Paris 2003
  • Bonn 2005
  • Rome 2006
  • Zurich 2006
  • Leuven 2009
  • Berlin 2010

Special Continuous Professional Development (CPD) conferences

  • Armagh - Ireland 2006 (Organised by ASA and NIIAS - an Agrilink initiative)
  • Copenhagen – Denmark 2007

Congresses : Cedia participation as Associate member organisation
ICA (Association for European Life Sciences Universities)

  • Prague -2006
  • Lleida - Spain 2008
  • Leuven - 2009
  • Zagreb- 2010

7 th World Conference of GCHERA

  • Beauvais - 2011

Seminars organised by Cedia / local member Association

Leuven 2005 EU Policy Issues and Representation
Limassol 2006 CPD (Continuous Professional Development)
Leuven 2006 EU Policy Issues and Representation
Leuven 2007 EU Policy Issues and Representation
Lisbon 2008 Water management Issues / visits
Copenhagen 2008 Nordic Congress – Environmental issues
Berlin 2010 Employment situation - Agricultural Graduates
Leuven 2010 EU Policy Issues and Representation
Dublin 2011 Review of services to member associations

Cedia Board Meetings
( To Include General Assembly and Associated events 2001 to Date )

  • 2001 Brussels 22nd October
  • 2002 Brussels 11th January
  • 2002 Brussels 2nd March
  • 2003 Kilkenny 14th Sept (ASA Conference / Farm visits)
  • 2004 Brussels 8th January
  • 2004 Bonn 6th June (Job Services seminar)
  • 2005 Paris Feb 26th (Visit Paris Agricultural Fair )
  • 2005 Rome 28th May (Meeting with FAO representatives-cooperation / development)
  • 2005 Brussels 10th Sept
  • 2005 Brussels 3RD Dec (Extraordinary general assembly - Statutes)
  • 2006 Limassol 29th April (Visits to Cypriot Agricultural enterprises)
  • 2006 Leuven 14/15 Dec (Seminar and development of Cedia strategy document)
  • 2007 Copenhagen 16th June (CPD seminar visits to University and brewing industry)
  • 2007 Leuven 1Dec (Seminar CAP policy and technical issues–representation)
  • 2008 Paris 1st February (Visit agricultural fair)
  • 2008 Lisbon 23rd May (Seminar and agricultural visits)
  • 2008 Copenhagen 20th Sept (Nordic Group Seminar)
  • 2008 Madrid 27TH October (World Congress of Agricultural Scientists)
  • 2009 Paris 21st Feb (Conference planning /visit to Agricultural Fairs)
  • 2009 Leuven 9th/ 10th June (Cedia / ICA conference)
  • 2010 Berlin 13th /15th January ( Employment conference)
  • 2010 Leuven 30th Sept 1st Oct (Seminar / EU representational visits)
  • 2011 Dublin 16th/18th June (Seminar Services provided to members )
  • 2012 Rome 16th / 18th February ( Meeting UN agencies / International organisations)