9th Pan-European Green Belt Conference

Pan-European Green Belt Conference
 

Realizing Opportunities from the Green Belts

9th Pan-European Green Belt Conference, 31st October to 3rd November 2016 in Koli, Finland

The conference gave an insight and outlook on the cooperation and activities along the Green Belt. It focused on solutions and best practices putting into action the vision of the European Green Belt on conserving the ecological network of high-value natural and cultural landscapes while respecting the economic, social and cultural needs of local communities.

In addition, the conference contributed to the development of the European Green Belt as part of Green Infrastructure in Europe as well as to the strategic development of the European Green Belt Initiative.

Furthermore, the Pan-European Conference provided a platform for exchange between all partners along the Green Belt.

The 9th Pan-European Green Belt Conference was attended by more than 125 participants representing all 24 countries along the European Green Belt. They shared best practice examples, experience and knowledge. The conference served as an important market place for exchanging ideas and thoughts about improved preservation and restoration of the European Green Belt and enhanced sustainable development along the European Green Belt.

Conclusions of the 9th Pan-European Green Belt Conference (pdf)

List of participants (pdf)

9th Pan-European Green Belt Conference

Programme

Programme of the 9th Pan-European Green Belt Conference (pdf)

Background papers for the Conference Sessions

Presentations of the Conference

Session 1. Opening speeches

Session 2. Green Infrastructure and TEN-G

Session 3. Insights of the Green Belt of Fennoscandia

Session 4. Strategic Planning Session I - Further development of the spatial dimension of the European Green Belt

Session 5. Best practices - Guided Poster Session

Posters:

Session 6. Best practices

Session 7. Strategic Planning Session IIa - Development of a work programme 2017-2018 for the European Green Belt Association

Report

 

Other information

More information

Kristiina Niikkonen, Ministry of the Environment of Finland, firstname.surname@ym.fi

Aino Rekola, Finnish Environment Institute, firstname.surname@ymparisto.fi

Published 2017-02-03 at 14:57, updated 2017-04-04 at 17:20