First Joint Working Groups Meeting

Bratislava, Slovakia - 10th October 2004

Preliminary Programme

Symposium Organisers

COST 634 'On- and Off-site Environmental Impacts of Runoff and Erosion'

  • Working Group 1: 'Policy issues in the implementation of sustainable land use'
  • Working Group 2: 'Sustainable Farm-Scale Management'
  • Working Group 3: 'Catchment integration of On- and Off-site effects'

Objectives and scope

The main objective of the Action is to develop an integrated understanding of on- and off-site impacts of soil erosion at the catchment scale. This requires the development of tools as well as methodologies to support decision making for the sustainable management of erosion-sensitive areas at the farm level, including the implementation of soil protection measures.

This is an opportunity to influence the direction of European research on the impact of runoff and erosion. Please look at the technical annexe for this COST action.

This sets out the broad aims for participants of the action, but the particular objective of our first meeting is to define the particular focus of our meetings over the next four years, and the themes of the publications that we expect to follow from them. COST supports attendance at meetings, and not research directly, but provides a forum to network with potential partners across Europe, and so can prove a springboard to research applications.

The 1st day of the meeting concerns the 'Policy issues in the implementation of sustainable land use', through national contributions. The objective is to give an overview on conservation policy and practice (i.e. what is happening in the diffrent countries). The 2nd and the 3rd day will be devoted to discussions in Working Groups, introduced by Key Note papers, and plenary session.

Participants will have the possibility to present posters or other documents. If you would like to make a brief (5 minute) contribution to the discussion of our future priorities, please inform Anne-Véronique Auzet and your national COST634 representative. There is support for a number of delegates (maximum 4 per country) to the conference

Scientific Committee

A. V. Auzet (France), Pavol Bielek (SK), John Boardman (UK), R. Bujnovski (SK), K. Helming (Germany), V. Jetten (NL), M.J. Kirkby (UK), P. Olsen (DK), Jerzy Rejman (PL), Milos Stankowianski (SK), Jan Styk (SK)


Congres hotel SUZA, Drotarska 46, 811 04 Bratislava

Local organisers

Dr. Radoslav Bujnovský, Mgr. Katarína Poltárska, Mgr. Rastislav Skalský, Stepánka Kaniková.


Please send the registration form to local organisers. (, or, at latest before August, 15th, 2004

Registration fee is 100 € before August 30th, and 110 € after. It includes meals (ice-breaker reception, breakfast, lunch and diner on 8.-9th October and breakfast and lunch on the 10th October, two refreshment breaks per a day during the meeting on October 8 -10 as well as a notebook and a pen).

Please transfer the amount to the following bank account before August 30th:

Account Name:

Vyskumny ustav podoznalectva a ochrany pody

Account No.:


Bank Code:


Bank Name & Address:

Vseobecna uverova banka a.s., Branch Ruzinov, Jasikova 8,

827 61 Bratislava, Slovak Republic




SK07 0200 0000 0000 3893 1062


60 double rooms are preliminary reserved in Congress hotel SUZA. Price per double room is around 30 EUR+ 0,4 € per day as payment to local municipality. Breakfast is not included in the room price - therefore it will be included into the registration fee.

Individual reservations must be realised before September (because possible penalties for non occupied booked rooms executed by SSCRI in June).

Additional 15 single rooms are preliminary reserved in another location Congress and education centre hotel on Bardošová street 33, 833 12 Bratislava (25 € per room/night) + 0,4 € /person/day (payment for local municipality)

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Preliminary Time Table

Thursday, 7th October: Arrival and registration, ice-breaker reception


Friday, 8th October plenary session organised by WG1 on national policy initiatives across scales; national contribution: 15' each


Saturday, 9th October, am: 6 keynote papers, 2 for each WG to provoke discussions

Saturday, 9th October, pm WG discussions: What should be the future work of the working group; foster research in topics where substantial progress can be made ?

Saturday, 9th October, evening: steering committee meeting

Sunday, 10th October, am: plenary session: report back from discussion WG sessions and general discussion

Sunday, 10th October, pm: MC meeting, further meetings


Programme Deadlines

Registration fee August 30, 2004


Further information

For further information please contact

Radoslav Bujnovský, Phone: +421-2-43338640, Fax: +421-2-43295487, E-mail:

Registration Form

COST 634 : 'On- and Off-site Environmental Impacts of Runoff and Erosion': First Joint Working Groups Meeting, Bratislava, Slovakia, 8 -10 October 2004



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I will attend the international workshop 'On- and Off-site Environmental Impacts of Runoff and Erosion'

I would like to present a poster on

or other documents on

I would like to make a brief (5 minute) contribution to the discussion of our future priorities.


Dr. Radoslav Bujnovsky

Phone: +421-2-43338640 Fax: +421-2-43295487 e-mail: