Following the successful Seminar-Dialogues organised in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, on the 1st of June 2021 around 50 representatives of the EUROPARC Federation had a further chance to dialogue with the European Commission. Due to the restrictions still presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting took place online. The event was organized in collaboration with DG ENV, with the participation of DG AGRI.
This year the event was focused on targets, criteria, guidelines, and funds for the implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030, and the role of the Protected Areas.
By bringing together representatives of the European Commission and Protected Area professionals, EUROPARC aims to put a spotlight on the contribution of Protected Areas to the achievement of the European policy goals, whilst giving the European Commission a clear insight of the challenges faced by professionals in the field.
‘Seminar Dialogue’ is an opportunity to give a voice to nature within the European commission and highlight the importance of Protected Areas
The EU Biodiversity Strategy foresees a large role for Protected Areas. During the Seminar Dialogue 2021 EUROPARC Members heard directly from the European Commission on the different Protected Area and restoration targets, criteria and its implementation.
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Co-funded by the European Union.
The organisation of this event has been supported financially in the framework of the European Commission’s (Directorates General Environment and Climate Action) LIFE funding programme of operating grants for European Environmental NGOs. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the event lies entirely with the authors.