Events :: In Europe
Here you can find information about biodiversity related events in Europe.
1st European congress of conservation biology - ’Diversity for Europe’; 22-26 August 2006, Eger, Hungary
The European Section of the Society for Conservation Biology and the Hungarian Natural History Museum organize in Eger, Hungary the 1st European Congress of Conservation Biology. The ECCB will cover all aspects of conservation biology under the theme of ’Diversity for Europe’. Contributions will reflect the biological and cultural diversity of the continent, as well as the diversity of approaches to conservation. A specific intent is to address the problems of linking science, policy and practice. The Scientific Committee decided to include ca 30 symposia and workshops to the program. The topics are from the conservation of large carnivores to marine biodiversity, from modeling to threats of GM plants, from transboundary issues to urban conservation.
For further information: http://www.eccb2006.org/
Fourth Intergovernmental Biodiversity in Europe Conference; 22-24 February 2006, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
The Conference is organized by the PEBLDS Joint Secretariat (Council of Europe and United Nations Environment Programme-UNEP) and hosted by the Ministry for Culture of the Republic of Croatia.
Along with the Governments, the Council of Europe and UNEP, many other stakeholders involved in the pan-European biodiversity process will participate in the Conference - such as the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the European Commission, the European Center for Nature Conservation (ECNC) and the World Conservation Union (IUCN) – and will work together to encourage regional and pan-European actions for biodiversity. The main objective of the Conference is to prepare the European contribution to the 8th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (March 2006, Brazil). For this purpose, several issues on the COP agenda will be given consideration: island biodiversity, global taxonomy initiative, and education and public awareness.
The participants will also have the opportunity to examine and discuss the progress achieved towards the implementation of the Convention and its Strategic Plan.
The other themes of the conference will be Forests and Biodiversity, Agriculture and Biodiversity, Protected Areas and Ecological Networks, and Invasive Alien Species.
EuroBioFund: ESF launches a new strategic instrument with support from the European Commission
EuroBioFund is an ambitious initiative to help address future life science challenges in Europe. The new approach taken by EuroBioFund centres on an annual conference, EuroBioForum, which will bring together funders and researchers from the life sciences community. Call for Expressions of Interest for the first EuroBioForum (Helsinki, 14-15, December 2006) is now open. Deadline extended to Monday 11 September, Midnight CET