Eurosite, a platform for managers of natural sites across Europe, is organising a monitoring workshop for Natura 2000 sites that will take place on 4-6 April 2017 in Litoměřice, Czech Republic.
Natura 2000 is the largest network of protected areas in the world. It not only protects nature but also offers socio-economic opportunities to its local communities. To enhance the effective implementation, management, monitoring, financing and reporting of the Natura 2000 network, in 2012 the European Commission launched the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process a multi-stakeholder co-operation process.
The Eurosite monitoring workshop is part of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process and it will discuss objective-setting for habitats and species on Natura 2000 sites. The workshop will help Natura 2000 site managers decide what they want to achieve and to recognise when the objective has been reached. The focus will be on how to translate conservation management objectives into performance indicators in order to measure progress towards the stated objectives.
Based on the experiences and best practice examples of the participants a guidance document will be produced to facilitate measurable conservation management aims.
During the three-day event speakers from the European Commission, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK will share their experiences on the topic.
For the programme of the workshop and information on how to register, visit the Eurosite website.
The Italian NCP for the LIFE programme is organising a LIFE platform meeting on ceramic and brick manufacturing, in collaboration with EASME, the Neemo EEIG External Team and the Italian industry associations Confindustria Ceramica and ANDIL.
The platform meeting will be held in the Sassuolo ceramic manufacturing district on 11 April 2017. The event will profile the achievements of LIFE projects focused on reducing emissions and consumption of water and energy in the manufacturing process of ceramics and bricks. At Italian level, the initiative provides a first opportunity for an exchange of best practices in these sectors.
The meeting objective is to capitalise on the experience acquired by LIFE projects that focus on ceramic and brick manufacturing and to promote the transfer and replication of their results, including via an online knowledge platform developed by the Italian Ministry of the Environment to share best practices for environment and climate action.
During the first session the main topics related to the environmental sustainability of the projects will be discussed with the speakers focusing, in particular, on reducing the consumption of raw materials. In the second session, a visit to a manufacturing plant in the Sassuolo ceramic district is scheduled.
For more information about the platform meeting download the agenda (in Italian).