How can NaturaConnect help to design a coherent and resilient Trans European Nature Network (TEN-N), in the context of EU Member States’ protected area pledges and the Nature Restoration Law?

This event will bring together a diverse range of key-players into dialogue and participative strategic conversation on local needs and challenges in conservation planning as well as potential tools and solutions. Our focus will be on turning ideas into action on the ground to design, implement and manage a coherent and resilient Trans European Nature Network (TEN-N), in the context of EU Member States’ protected area pledges and the Nature Restoration Law.

The event intends to catalyse a connected network of stakeholders who will support Member States in realising an ecologically representative, resilient and well-connected network of conserved areas. During the event, we aim to introduce the NaturaConnect project and kick-off a dialogue around the current context, future scenarios and the overarching challenges that we foresee so far.

Participative, generative dialogue focusing on strategic questions will make up the greater part of this stakeholder event. The event will be professionally designed and hosted in a fully participative manner, so that a diverse range of ideas and views can be exchanged and actions can be discovered collectively.

What to expect?

We will be in collective dialogue that assists us in seeing the current context from many different perspectives, aiming to transform ideas into specific necessary actions to achieve the 30% target of the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy.

The programme will cover the following:

  • Who the participants are and how they contribute to the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy
  • Collective dialogue to identify current enablers, barriers and needs for achieving the 30% target of the Biodiversity Strategy
  • Presentation of the core aims and organisation of the NaturaConnect project
  • Collective dialogue to discover key actions needed on the main areas of the project
  • Next steps and how to continue being an active stakeholder in the project

Upcoming Events

16 February 2023 Online

Final conference of the SHAPE Project

22 February 2023 Online and Austrian Academy of Sciences (Doktor-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2, Vienna)

Human development, sustainability, and agency

28 February 2023 Brussels

First NaturaConnect Stakeholder Event

13 June 2023 Vienna, Austria

Vienna Energy Forum 2023

03 July 2023 Villa Grumello, Como Lake, Italy

NAVIGATE-ENGAGE Summer School 2023

04 September 2023 Bolzano, Italy

Open-Earth-Monitor Global Workshop 2023