European Natura 2000 Award Local Events
The European Commission is pleased to support each winner with the organisation of a Local event to celebrate the winner’s success and raise awareness about Natura 2000.
Planning of the Local events organised by the 2020 winners is currently underway.
Each Local event will aim to:
Each event will be tailored to the particular context of the winner. The events might include site visits, workshops, guided walks, photographic exhibitions … They are all expected to involve high-level European Commission representatives and well as other important stakeholders. It is to be expected that - in the current context - some of them might be digital or hybrid events. Some of them might be open to the general public – in which case information on how to participate will be communicated via this site.
To give you a flavour of what to expect, highlights of the 2018 Local events are presented below.
Partnership to stop the poisoning of imperial eagles – Hungary
Natura 2000: Connecting people with biodiversity – Spain
LIFE to alvars: restoration and grazing reintroduction for 2500 hectares of Estonian alvar grassland – Estonia
Co-existing with bears in the 21st century: Difficulties and achievements – Greece
Cross-border Cooperation and Networking
Joint conservation efforts across three continents to save the sacred bird – Greece and Bulgaria
European Citizens’ Award
School of Nature – Portugal