Outcomes of the Seminar Dialogue 2021

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This year’s edition of the Seminar Dialogue took place on the 1st of June, once again online due to restrictions still presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual policy event was organized in collaboration with DG ENV, with the participation of DG AGRI.

Discussing the Biodiversity Strategy with European Commission

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 members from all Europe had a new chance to dialogue with the European Commission.

Seminar Dialogue’ is an opportunity to give a voice to nature within the European commission and highlight the importance of Protected Areas.

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.

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.

Review the agenda of the event:

Seminar Dialogue 2021 AGENDA

And download the full report with all the presentations:

Seminar Dialogue 2021 REPORT

During the debate, participants had the opportunity to participate in polls and to express their comments in a “virtual” board: You can see the results here:

Go to the Jam Board

In the online poll, the participants were asked to answer the following question: If you had sufficient resources to take forward the implementation of the EU protected area targets, what would your main investment be in? 

This is the outcome of the poll:

EUROPARC thanks very much the European Commission and all speakers and participants for the time, ideas, information, knowledge, experiences they shared during the event. Due to the restrictions still presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seminar Dialogue 2021 took place online, but we are confident to meet next year again face-to-face!

Download the presentations:





About the Seminar Dialogue

The Seminar Dialogue is an annual event organized by EUROPARC in collaboration with the Unit “Nature” of Direction General Environment (DG ENV), European Commission. By bringing together representatives of the European Commission and Protected Area professionals, EUROPARC aims to highlight 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.

Keep an eye on our Policy updates and see you in Brussels for the Seminar Dialogue 2022!