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CEEweb Academy on Building Blue-Green Infrastructure

6 October 2015 at 12:00 - 8 October 2015 at 13:00

We are pleased to invite you to ‘CEEweb Academy on Building Blue-Green Infrastructure. Restoring and protecting wetlands and their ecosystem services’ which will take place on 6-8th October 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.

CEEweb for Biodiversity has been active in the field of biodiversity policy for over 20 years, including promoting Natura 2000, green infrastructure and advocating for ecosystem service assessment. Acknowledging the importance of cross-sectorial approach, we believe that successful implementation of green infrastructure cannot be done without a strong cooperation with the water management sector. This is especially necessary in Central and Eastern Europe, where water management still equals large-scale grey engineering projects rather than nature-based solutions.

In order to address this issue, this year’s CEEweb Academy focused on wetlands and their ecosystem services.

The Conference was accompanied by a Natura 2000 Workshop on Integrating the Water Framework Directive with the Birds and Habitats Directives and a Green Infrastructure “Train the Trainers” Event, as well as including a fieldtrip to a wetland Ramsar site.


Natura 2000 Workshop Report – WFD versus BHDs

Natura 2000 Workshop Report – WFD versus BHDs – Layman’s Report

CEEweb Academy Green Infrastructure Workshop Report

CEEweb Academy 2015 – Report


Blue-Green Infrastructure: Policy, Financing and State of Play

Target 2 of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy and its State of Play, Ms Lucia Bernal Saukkonen

Developing a Trans-European Green Infrastructure Network, Ms Venelina Varbova

Natural Water Retention Measures – Capturing the Multiple Benefits of Nature-Based Solutions, Ms Lucia Bernal-Saukkonen

Green Infrastructure: EU, national sources and market mechanisms, Ms Agnes Zolyomi

Green Infrastructure and Natura 2000: funding and implementation, Mr Alberto Arroyo

Using the Voluntary Carbon Market to Provide Funding for Green Infrastructure Projects in the UK, Mr Stephen Prior

Reaching the 2020 Targets with Blue-Green Infrastructure: Member State Perspectives

Slovakia, Ms Adriana Kusikova & Monika Supekova

Estonia, Mr Mart Kulvik

United Kingdom, Mr Ian Crosher

Wetland Ecosystem Services

Wetland Ecosystem Services, Main Facts and Figures, Ms Malgorzata Siuta

Wetlands and their Social and Health Benefits, Mr Patrick ten Brink

A Bucharest Urban Wetland and its Benefits for the City’s Inhabitants, Mr Dan Barbulescu

Perspectives for Delivering Ecosystem Services from Agricultural Wetlands, Mr Hilary Kirkpatrick & Herbert Diemont

Building Blue-Green Infrastructure in Central- Eastern Europe: Pilot Project Presentations (supported by Michael Otto Foundation for Environmental Protection)

Slovakia: Restoring Degraded River Branches and Oxbows of the Danube, Ms Karolina Sobekova

Estonia: Restoring a Coastal Wetland, Ms Kertu Hool

Romania: Restoring a former Gravel Mine into a Wetland Habitat, Mr Nagy Andras Attila

Wetland loss and restoration potential in Flanders, Belgium, Mr Kris Decleer

LIFE River and Wetland Restoration Project Examples, Ms Lucie Trokanova

Wetlands and their Biodiversity in the face of Climate Change, Mr Akos Malatinszky

Best Practice Examples

Tiszatarján Green Economy Project: Ecological Restoration and Renewable Energy Hand in Hand in Hungary, Mr Csaba Vaszko

Conservation and Restoration of Mires in Pomerania, Poland, Mr Pawel Pawlaczyk

Salt of Life Project, Bulgaria, Mr Stefan Avramov

Restoration methods and project results at Kis-Balaton, Hungary, Mr Csaba Megyer

Restoration of wetlands for amphibians and reptiles in Lithuania, Ms Dalia Bastyte

Workshop Session: How can we make the Water Framework Directive and the Birds and Habitats Directives work together?

Introduction to the biogeographical process and the main outcomes of the Continental, Pannonian, Steppic and Black Sea Biogeographical Region Kick-off Seminar, Mr Kristijan Civic

Integrating the WFD with the BHDs – a Bavarian example, Mr Werner Rehklau

CEEweb Academy 2015 Agenda

Annual Meeting 2015 Agenda

Info kit for CEEweb Academy

Travel reimbursement form

Please note that this year CEEweb is not able to cover travel costs of non-members or non-presenters.

Registrations are now closed.

Ocsa Ramsar

Photos by: Dan Gasztonyi

The event is organised with the generous financial support of Michael Otto Stiftung fuer Umweltschutz and the European Commission.


6 October 2015 pm31 12:00
8 October 2015 pm31 13:00


Alfa Art Hotel
Kiralyok utja 205, Budapest, Hungary
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