Slow Food Story screening now in Italy
“They say we are what we eat, but the way we eat is destroying the planet. Fortunately, some people are fighting back,” says Azio Citi, introducing Carlo Petrini in the new documentary Slow Food Story.
Linking agriculture and biodiversity
can help feed the planet
Agricultural biodiversity is the basis of our life on Earth. It is also the basis of healthy and resilient ecosystems. Yet it is under threat. Conserving biodiversity makes nutritional, ecological and economic sense. Targeted development projects can leverage these benefits to reduce hunger and poverty. Read More
for Efficient Natura 2000 Network
EUROPARC this year is partnering with ProPark for another great project mainly financed by the European Union DG Environment´s LIFE+ Communication programme. The aim of the project is to increase the management capacity and support for Natura 2000 sites in Romania by developing site managers´ communication skills and supporting the integration of biodiversity concerns in territorial planning processes in and around Natura 2000 sites. The work with the communication toolkit for Natura 2000 managers is progressing. In addition we are developing the quality communications training course based on the excellent input from our "Think Tank" advisors: Ed Gillespie, Sean Kirby, Hails Sandra, Janice Burley, Frits Hesselink, Laura Istrate and Carol Ritchie.
Read more about the project…
Natura 2000: A new communication platform
A communication platform for the new Bio-geographical Process was finally launched in June. It offers access to available management knowledge, relevant contacts, a forum for discussion, as well as relevant events, documents and news. The platform provides also an easy access to all of the reports from the seminar processes. This communication platform supports Natura 2000 site managers, policymakers, civil society organizations and land managers in their efforts to achieve favourable conservation status of Europe’s most precious habitats.
Agreement reached for the CAP
At the end of June an agreement was reached between the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the EU towards the final approval of the CAP reform
. Unfortunately, with a reduction to 5% of the ecological focus areas. The reform still needs to be approved by the European Parliament and the Council by the end of this year. After that National and Regional Governments will develop their local programmes, with the possibility to improve the European decisions. Read More
SAVE THE DATE:
Charter Award Ceremony in Brussels this year!
This year EUROPARC celebrates 40 years “Working for Nature”. To commemorate this achievement, a special Charter Awards ceremony will take place. This year’s Charter Awards will be celebrated in the European Parliament in Brussels on November 6th. The day will include a charter networking event with specific Charter thematic workshops and culminating in the awards. Due to the security requirements of the parliament, registration for the Charter awards will be requiered. More Information on how to register coming soon! For more information please contact Federico Minozzi