The role of the civil society in implementing Natura 2000
Brussels, Belgium 13 to 16 September 2010 P2P41855 27 Environment  (Complete) Task : 0
Chair Person Ms Andrea Stefan _______ Biodiversity Policy Officer WWF Mediterranean Programme Office
Participants: The participants are nominated by the respective ministry or national authority of the beneficiary country.
Part of series: Multi country
Aim of the Assistance
The People 2 People Programme is one of the three strands of the Civil Society Facility of the Directorate General Enlargement of the European Commission.
It intends to offer to individuals and organisations from the beneficiary countries and territories the possibility to visit EU institutions, as well as relevant EU platform organisations, or whenever relevant for the topic of the study visits, also other European, international or national organisations in order to familiarise themselves with EU structures, policy making process, programmes, policies and good practices.
The aim of this study tour is to give participants the opportunity to familiarise themselves with Natura 2000 and with the EU environment and biodiversity policy in general. This study tour further intends to offer participants exchange and networking opportunities in a respectful atmosphere among themselves and with European-level as well as Member State-based civil society organisations active in this field.
The study visit is open for the participation of several representatives of civil society organisations active in this field from each of the candidate and potential candidate countries and territories to EU enlargement.
Around 30 participants from civil society organisations in the Western Balkans and Turkey will attend the study visit.
4 participants from Iceland will attend as observers.
In addition, 10 participants, benenficiaries of a partnership action on biodiversity (contract 226-605)will attend on their own costs.