Natura 2000 offers support for the promotion or organisation of networking events to promote working together across borders, within the framework of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process.
Networking events are thematic workshops, addressing conservation and management issues related to habitat types, species and management themes of the Natura 2000 network.
The events can be proposed, hosted and organised by a Member State, a Natura 2000 management body, Natura 2000 landowners, a scientific institute or any other organisation involved in the management of Natura 2000. In some cases, the networking event may be linked to a conference dealing with a relevant topic for Natura 2000 and may include a visit to sites, to study best practices for management of habitats and species.
Typically, a networking event may involve anything between 20 and 40 participants from different Member States: professionals involved in management of Natura 2000, policy implementation, monitoring, reporting or research.
There are three types of support for events:
- Promotion: for example, through website, Twitter or the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process Newsletter
- Advice: on preparation of the event; for example, developing the agenda and identifying speakers etc.
- Organisation: collaborating with the organisers and chairing or facilitating some workshop sessions in the event; in this role we may also contribute financially
Note: to avoid double funding, there can be no financial contribution if the event is funded by a European programme and is part of an existing contract.
Daedline for proposals: 10 March 2019.
Announcement of the selected event(s) will be made during the week starting on the 31 March 2019.