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„Nature protection in military areas”- international conference in Veszprém

The Defence Economic Office of the Ministry of Defence of Hungary and its partners hereby would like to kindly inform you about the following international conference:

„Nature protection in military areas”

Date: 14 – 16 May 2014

Venue: Villa Medici Hotel **** Veszprém, Hungary

The conference is organised in the frame of the following two projects: 

Eastern - Bakony (LIFE07 NAT/H/000321) and Hungarian Little Plain (LIFE08 NAT/H/000289),financed by the LIFE+ Nature Programme and hosted by the following partnership:the Defence Economic Office of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Hungary, HM VERGA Forest Management Co., Balaton – felvidéki National Park Directorate, Budapest Forest Management Co., Fertő - Hanság National Park Directorate and Aquaprofit Co. 

The conference aims to share the results, best practices gained and applied in the project’s several conservation actions, which provide unique examples for the harmonisation of military activities and nature protection aspects. The conference will also provide ground for networking, give insides to other similar projects, and the future of the LIFE+ programme in the new Financial Framework (2014-2020) of the European Union. In order to provide opportunity for participants to observe the results of the performed conservation actions, the official programme includes guided field visits to the project areas. As part of the field trip artillery shooting demonstration will also be presented. The first day of the conference will start with the plenary sessions, while in the afternoon, participants are invited to attend seminars organised in two sessions. Within these sessions the opportunity to hold a 20 minutes presentation about the results and experiences, challenges of their project, either from nature conservation or military point of view is offered to participants. In case you wish to hold a presentation in any of the above sections please indicate that in your online application form.

Please be informed, that accommodation and full board will be covered by the conference primarily for speakers, chairs and all other kind of contributors. Other applicants may be supported in the order of submitting their registrations. Due to the limited budget, the costs of max. 2 persons per organisation will be supported. Please also be aware that travel costs will not be covered by the conference, must be financed by the participant.

Therefore, please fill out the online registration form as soon as possible, but not later than 30 November 2013. 

Language of the conference is English, interpretation will NOT be provided. 

Should you have any questions regarding the above, please contact the organisers on the conference@kisalfoldilife.hu e-mail address.

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