“Green cities do better” – EUROPARC at EU Green Week 2018
Last week was a special week for all Protected Areas in Europe. Starting with the celebration of the Natura 2000 Day that matched the opening of the EU Green Week 2018, the Natura 2000 Awards Ceremony, and closing with the celebration of the European Day of Parks! This meant also a very intensive week for EUROPARC network, especially in our Brussels office. Below, the main highlights of the Green Week for Parks across Europe.
“Green cities do better”
was the message of the EU Green Week 2018, that a took place from 21 to 25 May 2018, with the objective this year of drawing attentionkick-off took place in Utrecht, Netherlands on the 21st the There, the hed the Week.
The role of Periurban Parks
As now the official representative network of Periurban Parks, following last years’ integration of FEDENATUR into EUROPARC, we organised a special webinar dedicated to the role of Protected Areas building Green infrastructure in and around cities. The webinar was organised by the members of the EUROPARC Periurban Commission and two case studies reflecting different geographical realities were presented: the green ring of Victoria-Gasteiz and the Green Strategy of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area.
“Nature in the City” Workshop
On the 23rd May, EUROPARC supported the organisation of the workshop in Brussels “Nature in the city“, where we looked from different perspectives on how , life. Our invited speaker, presented the case study of Collserola Nature Park in the outskirts of Barcelona, and the importance it has to the livelihoods of its citizens.
The presentations are available for download here. The session was moderated by other perspectives were shared by – .
“52 steps towards a greener city”
A green city depends not only on land planning cabinets and governmental organizations. There is a wide range of actions that can be done by each citizen, towards having a more environmental-friendly lifestyle in the city. That is why the European Commission launched the guide “52 steps towards a greener city” available for download in all members’ languages.
During the week there was also another celebration day: the , where EUROPARC and IUCN organized a Webinar about “Solutions from European Protected Areas“ to