The EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores is a grouping of organisations representing different interests groups which have agreed a joint mission:
"To promote ways and means to minimize, and wherever possible find solutions to, conflicts between human interests and the presence of large carnivore species, by exchanging knowledge and by working together in an open-ended, constructive and mutually respectful way"
In June 2014, the European Commission hosted the launch event and the first working session of the EU platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores in the Committee of the Regions (CoR), Brussels. High-level representatives of eight stakeholder organisations signed an agreement on the key principles of engagement in the activities of the Platform.
The original text, as agreed and signed is only in English and therefore this is the authentic language version.
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The following documents describe the work and purpose of the Platform:
First communication plan of the Platform. This plan is a first version and will be revised over time.
The Platform Leaflet describes the Platform and its agreement and will serve as a means for introducing stakeholders in different member states to the Platform and its work. It has been translated into all official EU languages (excepting IE and MA).
The Plenary meeting of the Platform took place 30 May 2016 in Brussels. Representatives from members of the EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores met to discuss their work over the previous year and their future plans. A particular focus of the meeting was good practice for coexistence and how this can be funded through the rural development programmes. More information is available here.
The third Regional Workshop of the EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores took place in Berlin, Germany, organised by WWF and hosted by NABU. More information is available here.