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Mediterranean Kick-off Seminar

Dates: Monday, 26 May, 2014 - Wednesday, 28 May, 2014

Location: Makedonia Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

Hosted by the Axios, Loudias and Aliakmonas Management Authority in Greece, the Mediterranean Kick-off Seminar provides an important opportunity for participants to ensure progress in the Region towards the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy targets - for example, by building common understanding about practical ways to halt biodiversity loss, to inform and increase restoration actions where necessary and prioritised, to stimulate new know-how about effective management approaches and techniques, and to improve the favourable conservation status of priority habitats and species.

Aims of the Mediterranean Seminar are to:

  • Identify and agree practical concrete actions and cooperation priorities, which can be developed and taken forward by various actors in the Region.
  • Share information and experience, capitalising on completed projects, available guidance and potential new proposals to increase synergies and collaboration opportunities.
  • Seek new commitments to develop networking in future and, where possible, propose a firm timetable for future Mediterranean events.

The “Knowledge Market”, which will be a part of the seminar, will offer the possibility for Member State and stakeholder representatives to present best practice examples from nature protection activities with a specific focus on Natura 2000.

Anyone attending the Seminar and interested to have space at the Knowledge Market should send an email to by 9th May 2013. Please let us know your display plans (what materials you propose to bring) and some details about what you wish to share with Seminar participants.

View the Draft Seminar agendapdf(407 kB).

Download the booking form for the hotel heredoc(484 kB).

For all other relevant documents related to this event consult the process library.