Protected areas as a driving force for the development of the Adriatic area. This is the important theme of “AdriaPAN in Europe“: a meeting for all directors, actors, technicians and scientists, involved with Parks, Reserves and Marine Protected Areas of our sea. The network, existing since 2008, is called AdriaPAN (Adriatic Protected Areas Network) and involves more than 30 protected areas of all the countries along the Adriatic sea. On January 31 and February 1, 2013 we will meet in San Benedetto del Tronto (AP – Italy) in a workshop entitled “AdriaPAN in Europe-EU programs for the Adriatic Protected Areas: Life+ and more.”
The event is organized within the projects Life+ “Re.S.C.We.” and AII “PANforAMaR“, coordinated by the City of San Benedetto del Tronto and the Sentina Nature Reserve, in collaboration with the Marine Protected Area “Torre del Cerrano”. It is an important moment to strengthen the AdriaPAN network and to strengthen partnerships aimed to maintain and enhance cultural and natural heritage of the protected of the entire Adriatic Sea.
The meeting aims to assess common environmental projects in order to use the important tool of EU funds, with particular reference to the Life+ program.
During the two days of workshop we will address various topics, with activities of different types. CLICK HERE for detailed program
The first day (Thursday, January 31) is dedicated to the knowledge of the “state of the art” of the establishment of the Adriatic and Ionian Macro Region. Administrators, experts and technicians will develop the theme of the opportunities that will be open, and the EU programs to support projects of protected areas along the Adriatic sea.
During the second day (Friday, February 1), several transnational projects already started will be presented, and different round tables will be organized to discuss other future projects. At the same time, also projects just in progress or completed will be presented and discussed in order to improve the perspective of success and to consolidate the results.
Considering the large number of projects in development to be discussed, with the aim of optimizing the time, the activities will take place in several rooms with thematic parallel workshops; the timing is planned to allow the presence in more than one workshop.
Given the magnitude of these topics and the large involvement of institutions and foreign personalities, all operations will be translated simultaneously in two languages (Italian and English).
To increasing the international participations and to ensure an excellent level of interventions, the organization provided reimbursement for the speakers who come from all over Italy, Europe and in particular from the other side of the Adriatic Sea with the support of the European Union and the Adriatic Ionian Initiative.