A special edition of the “REVIEW” dedicated to:

Joint ESENIAS and DIAS Scientific Conference and 9th ESENIAS Workshop

Species, ecosystems and areas of conservation concern under threat from the invasive alien species

Where: Bulgaria

When: 03–06 September 2019 

Please find more information at: http://esenias.org/files/9_ESENIASDIAS_Book_of_abstracts-5WEB.pdf



JRC IAS-EU Proof of Concept Project and COST Alien-CSI Action Workshop 

Strengthening the link between IAS apps data and policy: 

Development of an appropriate governance framework

Where: European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy...

When: 20-21 November 2018

Zagreb, Croatia - COST Alien-CSI Action Working Group meeting

Where: Zagreb, Croatia hosted by University Zagreb, Croatia.

When: 13-14 February 2019


Akrotiri, Cyprus - COST Alien-CSI Action Management Committee meeting and Working Group activities 

Where: Akrotiri Education And Environment Centre in Akrotiri, Cyprus

When: 25-28 February 2019


"Boat & Fishing in Greece" HELEXPO Maroussi, Athens, Greece - COST Alien-CSI

Where: Maroussi, Athens, Greece

When: 29 March 2019







At this year's exhibition "Boat & Fishing in Greece" HELEXPO Maroussi, Athens, Greece Dr. Paraskevi Karachle (Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, HCMR) and Dr. Marika Galanidi (Üstün Energy R & D SME), were hosted at the booth of the Panhellenic Union of Recreational Fishers (PEEA, http://peea.com.gr/).

The researchers, within the framework of the European COST-ALIEN CSI program, are exploring the socio-economic impact of alien species on fisheries. The survey is conducted with the form of properly formulated questionnaires.

The contribution of recreational fishers to research is essential for recording alien species and their impacts,
with the aim of better management.

This is an initiative of further collaboration between and the Ellenic Network of Aquatic Alien Species (ELNAIS, http://www.elnais.hcmr.gr) and PEEA, towards exchange of information with recreational fishers on alien species .