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Event Award Ceremony European Natura 2000 Award

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European Natura 2000 Award

This year the European Commission has launched a new Award designed to celebrate and promote best practices for nature conservation in Europe. The Award aims to bring the success of the Natura 2000 network to the public’s attention and to demonstrate its importance for protecting biodiversity across Europe. The initiative rewards excellence in the management and promotion of the network and its objectives. Natura 2000 works to assure the long-term survival of Europe's most valuable and threatened species and habitats, and is the centrepiece of the EU's nature and biodiversity policy.

The first call for applications, launched on 19 December 2013, is now over. The applications submitted will now be evaluated. The 5 winners, one in each category, will receive their prizes at a special ceremony in Brussels on 21 May 2014.

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Period 21/05/2014
Event location Berlaymont Building, entry hall Rue de la Loi 200, 1000 Brussels
Host European Commission - DG ENV
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Theme(s) Ecosystems
Target group(s) Adults
Type Meeting (seminar / conference / symposium / festival) Meeting (seminar / conference / symposium / festival)

Award Ceremony

Meet the winners of the five Natura 2000 Awards at a ceremony in Brussels on 21 May 2014!

The ceremony honours the hard work and dedication that goes into managing Natura 2000 sites across Europe, and offers a great opportunity to meet the people behind these award-winning initiatives.

There are 22 finalists, selected among the 163 applications received from across Europe. The 5 winners will be announced at the ceremony by the European Commissioner Janez Poto─Źnik, together with the jury members, in the presence of leading figures involved in nature conservation.

What? Natura 2000 Award Ceremony

When? 21 May 2014, from 17:30-19:30 (plus a networking cocktail)

Where?Berlaymont Buildingpdf entry hall (Rue de la Loi 200, 1000 Brussels)

As places are limited, those wishing to attend should register via the form on the website. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to confirmation. The deadline for registrations is 4 May 2014.