EUROPARC Conference 2012 (EPC.12)
|Event Date/Time: Oct 22, 2012||End Date/Time: Oct 25, 2012|
|Registration Date: Oct 15, 2012|
|Early Registration Date: Aug 31, 2012|
The EUROPARC conference is based around the theme of (Re)connecting:
- (Re)Connecting people with nature;
- (Re)Connecting nature with nature;
- (Re)Connecting business with biodiversity;
- (Re)Connecting policy with practice.
In other words: (Re)Connecting society with biodiversity.
The (Re)Connection model challenges you to think and act beyond the boundaries of your own nature reserve. The focus is on a broader perspective for the whole region, integrating biodiversity in society and the workplace along with all interested parties and target groups for more far reaching results.
During the EUROPARC Conference we will also be celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Natura 2000 and the Life programme in the prescence of Janez PotoÄnik, European Commissioner for Environment. This will focus extra attention on the qualities of European nature and landscapes.
The Natura 2000 network and the Life programme are two indispensable instruments for European biodiversity. They are proof positive of how essential cooperation is for protecting nature and sustainable development.
Keynote speakers are:
Thomas Hansson, president EUROPARC federation
Janez PotocÂnik, European Commissioner Environment
Joke Schauvliege, Flemish minister Environment
Hans Van Dyck (moderator)
Belarmino FernÃ¡ndez Fervienza
Thierry de lâ€™Escaille