Registration for XF-ACTORS project’s final event and 3rd European Conference on Xylella Fastidiosa is now open! 26-30 April 2021, online

The 3rd EFSA European Conference on Xylella fastidiosa and final meeting of the XF-ACTORS project will be held online between 26-30 April 2021, themed: “Building knowledge, protecting plant health”. Register before 14 March 2021 if you would like to take part.

The event will comprise of XF-ACTORS’ meeting, the European conference and a stakeholder session. A parallel e-poster session will be held online.


The meeting of XF-ACTORS, the EU Horizon 2020 research project devoted to this plant pathogenic bacterium, will precede EFSA and XF-ACTORS’ project conference. Major EU research initiatives tackling Xylella fastidiosa like BIOVEXO, CURE-FX, ERC MultiX, EUPHRESCO, EUROXANTH, and Life Resilience contribute to the event.

In presentations and discussions, participants will take stock of research results since X. fastidiosa was first detected in Europe in 2013. During this period, scientists have filled knowledge gaps on the distinctive elements of the outbreaks in the EU, consolidated a resilient network for monitoring and testing, and achieved results that have supported and influenced the activities of researchers, stakeholders and policy makers.

The conference programme reflects the multidisciplinary strategy that research has been pursuing. Sessions and discussions will include the latest findings, data and knowledge on X. fastidiosa as a pathosystem, including host plants, vectors, ecosystems, possible control solutions, and its environmental and socio-economic impact.

Researchers on Xylella-related topics are invited to register and to submit an abstract for oral presentation or e-poster before 14 March 2021. Please note that the Scientific Committee will accept a maximum of 1,000 participants. By registering to the event, accepted participants will be able to attend the entire conference. Learn more on registration and the call for abstracts.

Register and submit a practice abstract before 14 March 2021.

XF-ACTORS is a project under the Horizon 2020 instrument and brings together an international consortium of 29 partners. The project aims to establish a multidisciplinary research program to answer the urgent need to improve prevention, early detection, and control of Xylella fastidiosa disease.

IFOAM Organics Europe’s role is to promote the project outcomes to all relevant stakeholders in the organic sector and ensure information about the project and its result reaches all relevant actors in Europe.

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XF-ACTORS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727987. This communication only reflects the author’s view. The Research Executive Agency is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.

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