European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference 2013

On behalf of the PACs Nutri Joanna Charytonowicz, Chief Inspectorate of Environmental Protection in Poland, participated in the first European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference (ESPC 2013) organized on 5-6 March 2013 in Brussels.

The aim of the conference was to raise awareness about the necessity for more sustainable phosphorus management on a European level, to facilitate the transition towards an enabling European environment in which less phosphorus is used and a sustainable market for recycled phosphorus can be created, and to further develop the phosphorus value chain throughout Europe.

At ESPC 2013, the European Phosphorus Platform was launched. There is a possibility to sign the joint declaration with the outlines of the platform, and that to be directly connected to the European Innovation Partnerships on Raw Materials, Water and Sustainable Agriculture and the research and innovation agendas of Horizon 2020.

Memo from the conference

Ongoing Flagships

Better efficiency for industrial sewage treatment (BEST)

Development of sustainable wetland management by restoration and biomass utilisation of peatlands in the Neman river catchment to improve water quality of the Baltic Sea (

Enhancing water resources management in four river basins oriented on Baltic protection (BigRivers4Baltic)

Ongoing platforms

Sustainable manure and nutrient management for reduction of nutrient loss in the Baltic Sea region (SuMaNu)

Platform on Integrated Water Cooperation (BSR Water)

Completed Flagships

Phasing Out of the Use of Phosphates in Detergents, finalized in 2011.
EN and RU)

Putting Best Agricultural Practices into Work
(Baltic Deal), 2010-2013.

Assessment of Regional Nutrient Pollution Load and
Identification of Priority Projects to Reduce Nutrient Inputs from Belarus to the Baltic Sea, Nov 2012-Dec 2013.

Project on Reduction of the Eutrophication of the Baltic Sea Today
(PRESTO), Jun 2011-Mar 2014.

Nutrient offsetting for the Baltic Sea (

Initiating full scale mussel farming in the Baltic Sea (
Baltic Blue Growth)

Interactive water management (

Consumer guide for sustainably produced meat (


With the support of

Nutrient inputs

Networks: The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

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