The sixth meeting of the Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen was held from the 11th-12th May, in Rome, Italy. The Expert Panel on Nitrogen and Food (EPNF) and the Expert Panel on Mitigating Agricultrual Nitrogen (EPMAN) met on the precceding day, the 10th May.


Presentations from the meeting can be found on this page.




  • Agenda


Background Documents and Information

Session 2: European Nitrogen Assessment

The outcomes of the ENA will be discussed during the TFRN-6 meeting. The following summaries and chapters may be of interest to those attending. All 26 chapters of the assessment and the summaries are also available for free download  - see link below.

'The Protein Puzzle' The consumption and production of meat, dairy and fish in the European Union - Report by PBL Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency

 Tuesday, 10th of May:  EPMAN panel meeting (~9:00 - 17:00) EPNF panel meeting (~12:00 - 17:00)

 Wednesday & Thursday, 11/12th of May: TFRN-6 (~9:00 - 17:00)

Wednesday 11/04/2011 Thursday 12/04/2011

Session 1:
Welcome - Reports from the Task Force, Expert Panels and ad hoc activities

  • Welcome from hosts
  • **Report from co-chairs on WGSR-48
  • Report from EPMAN
  • Report from EPNB
  • Report from EPNF
  • Report on work regarding Nitrogen and Climate

Session 4:
National perspectives on integrated nitrogen management

• Presentations from National Focal Points

Session 2:
The European Nitrogen Assessment – next steps

  • The European Nitrogen Assessment: Links to the work of TFRN and what next? - Mark Sutton
  • Discussion – next steps for the outcomes of the assessment.

Session 5:
Reports from international conventions, the European Commission and other groups – progress in the past year

Afternoon Session 3:
Food consumption patterns and trends

Effects on health and nitrogen pollution

Session 6:
Work plans, agreement of actions and minutes, close

Discussion of Work plans and invitations to participate in the Expert Panels and TFRN


 **Update to previous version.

More information regarding agenda and background documents, will be added in due course.

Please note that you will need to book your own accommodation. Further information regarding the venue and local hotels, is given below.


Venue of the Meeting:

The meeting will take place at the ENEA headquarters, in Rome, Lungotevere Thaon di Revel, 76. The adjacent Piazza Antonio Mancini is achievable by a large number of bus lines.

In particular, the tram line 2 connects Piazzale Flaminio (subway Line A, red line) with Piazza Antonio Mancini.

Lungotevere Thaon di Revel, 76

Public Transport

All the information and connections can be found at

Airport Connections

In Rome, there are two airports: The Leonardo Da Vinci Airport (Fiumicino) and the G.B. Pastine Airport (Ciampino).

To reach the city centre of Rome from the Fiumicino airport:


Direct train (no-stop) from the airport to the Main Railway Station Termini (connections with Subway Lines A and B, about 30 min Ticket 14,00 Euro)

For timetable see:

2) Local Train FR1 (To Fara Sabina) (ticket 8,00 Euros)

FR1 connects the FCO Airport with the Railway stations Trastevere, Ostiense, Tuscolana, Tiburtina. Connections with Subway Line B (blue line) at Ostiense and Tiburtina Stations

For timetable see :

3) It is available a taxi service to Rome. The cost of the service is around 60 euro, baggage included.

To reach the city centre of Rome from the Ciampino airport:

1) The nearest rail station to Ciampino airport is Ciampino Città, connected to the airport by the buses COTRAL/SCHIAFFINI every 30 minutes. The travelling time is about 5 minutes. Tickets, sold in the bus and on the ground, cost 1 euro.

A light metro connects Ciampino railway station to Termini railway station with an average time of 15 minutes.

 2) It is available a taxi service to Rome. The cost of the service is around 40 euro, baggage included.


In the following, a list of recommended hotels is reported.  

Since, many tourists are in Rome in any period of the year it is suggested that you contact the hotel for reservations, as soon as possible.

The location of the hotels is such that the venue of the meeting is easily reachable by public transportation, even in the case they are far from the meeting venue, and at the same time they are close to cultural and artistical points of interest. The Red Letter M indicates the closest subway station on the maps.

Best Western Hotel Astrid Roma

L.go A. Sarti, 4 - 00196 Roma

Ph +39.06.3236371


00187 Roma (RM) - 23/b, v. Greci (Close to Subway Line A Stations Flaminio or Spagna)

ph: +39 06 36001915 ;

Albergo Hotel Villa Glori

Via Bernardo Celentano, 11, 00196 Roma

Ph. +39 06 322 7658


00186 Roma (RM) - 127, p. Montecitorio

ph: +39 06 695001  email:

Bed & Breakfast - Suites Piazza del popolo

Via Flaminia, 215, 00196 Roma

+39 348 386


00195 Roma (RM) - 24, v. Col di Lana (close to Metro Lepanto Line A)

ph: +39 06 3735391;  email:

Albergo Diana S.r.l

00185 Roma (RM) - 4, Via Principe Amedeo,

ph: +39 06 478681;  e-mail

Hotel Invictus 15, Via Quintino Sella (Close to Termini Railway Station and Subway Line A)

00187 Roma (RM) - e-mail:

ph: +39 06 42011433

Hotel Alexandra

Via Vittorio Veneto, 18 (Close to Subway Line A Station Barberini)

e-mail :

ph: +39 06 4881943