Brussels, 7th June 2017
The conference “How can People and the Economy benefit from Nature? Stories from Citizens” will take place in Brussels on June 7th 2017.
The conference is organised by CEEweb for Biodiversity, Eurosite and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and hosted by the Members of the European Parliament from Hungary Mr Benedek Javor, Czech Republic, Mr Pavel Poc and Finland Ms Sirpa Pietikäinen.
This event will present real-life examples of how nature can provide answers to many societal and environmental challenges the European Union faces today. Citizens coming from different sectors will share their personal experiences about living and working in Natura 2000 sites, and we will showcase successful products from this area accompanied by inspiring background stories about the collaborations and the related socio-economic benefits.
The participants will include members of the European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission, the European Council, the scientific community, civil society, the private sector and other relevant stakeholders.