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2016 Award Ceremony

The 2016 Natura 2000 Award Ceremony will take place from 6pm to 7.30pm on 23 May 2016 in the Berlaymont building, Brussels.

Register now for the 2016 Award Ceremony

Click here to register for the 2016 Award Ceremony.  Registrations will close at midnight on 8 May 2016; the organisers reserve the right to close the registrations earlier if there is a high number of applications.

High level representatives of the Commission and the members of the high level Jury will reveal the winners of the 2016 Natura 2000 Award at the much-awaited Award Ceremony on 23 May 2016. At this special event, the five category winners will be awarded with their trophies, and the European Citizens' Award will be presented to the finalist who receives the highest number of public votes.

The Ceremony will offer an exciting opportunity to meet all the 2016 finalists in person and share the moment when the winners are announced. In addition, it will be possible to network with high-level Commission officials, experts from various organisations working on Natura 2000, and representatives of other stakeholders.

Beyond wood: the multiple services provided by Europe's forests

DG Environment is also organising a Policy conference in Brussels from 9am to 6pm on 23 May.  Find out more here.

The 2015 Award Ceremony

Commissioner Vella and members of the high level jury revealed the winners of the 2015 Natura 2000 Award at the Award Ceremony in Brussels on 21 May 2015. Details on all the winners can be found here.

The Ceremony was a vibrant event, with over 200 participants including representatives of all the finalists, jury members, evaluators, members of the press, EC representatives, EU-wide environmental NGOs, national/regional environmental NGOs, institutes and universities, and permanent representatives of the EU Member States and Regions.

A video of the ceremony can be watched here and photographs of the event can be found here.