CEEweb’s Role

Alongside several partners, CEEweb will be supporting the European Commission in relation to the continuing implementation, development and roll-out of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process. These partners, led by ECNC, will carry out the following tasks:

Task 1: Supporting the preparation and organisation of Steering Committee meetings

Objective:

  1. To ensure that Member States and stakeholders represented in the Steering Committees are enabled to proactively engage in the process through means of concise and informative reports, accurate minutes of Steering Committee meetings and are encouraged to be directly involved in confirming and planning Process events.

Task 2: Supporting the preparation, organisation and facilitation of ‘kick-off’ and ‘review’ Natura 2000 Seminars

Objectives:

  1. To provide comprehensive support services required to organise and hold a minimum of two and three maximum Seminars in 2015 (indicatively, two Kick off and one Review);
  2. Fully support the Seminar hosts to meet the expectations of key stakeholders (policy and decision makers, (scientific) experts and practitioners (site managers, owners and users)) and structure the events to facilitate necessary exchanges of information and practical experiences vital to strengthening the implementation of Natura 2000;
  3. Support the Chairs and participants, organised in Habitat Groups, to identify common problems and solutions and forge cooperation actions in support of achieving favourable conservation status for Natura 2000 habitats.

Task 3: Developing and implementing thematic networking events as part of the ‘Natura 2000 Biogeographical Networking Programme (‘NBNP’)

Objectives:

  1. To enhance cooperation between Member States, regions and expert stakeholders, including from the NGO community, on integrated management priorities for Natura 2000, through practical support for the organisation and running of six (annual) thematic networking events.
  2. To focus on the key habitat types and species identified for priority consideration in the Process and the agreed actions flowing from the Kick off and Review Seminars, which can be measured in terms of outcomes that will contribute to progress towards strategic targets.
  3. To mobilise stakeholder involvement and generate significant multiplier effects through promotional activities to achieve high profile for all thematic networking events, supported and endorsed through the Process, and clearly identified as part of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Networking Programme (NBNP)

Task 4: Compiling and making available scientific and technical background information for the benefit of Natura 2000 Seminars and the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Networking Programme.

Objective:

  1. All actors (policy makers, experts, practitioners) involved in the implementation of the Natura 2000 network, and in particular those actively involved in the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process, have access to a clear, comprehensive up-to-date knowledge base of practical, technical and scientific background information to support the development of their collaborative activities.

For more information please contact project coordinator Malgorzata Siuta at siuta [at] ceeweb [dot] org.