Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia, lead partner of the BID-REX project, organises a launch event of the project on 15th June 2016 in Solsona
- 9 partners from 7 different EU regions
BID- REX, with a partnership of 9 partners from 7 different EU regions, aims to enhance natural value preservation through improved regional development policies by creating/reinforcing the link between relevant biodiversity data and conservation decision-making processes. More specifically, it aims to facilitate the use of biodiversity information and increase the impact of ERDF allocation in the preservation of the European natural heritage by providing decision-making processes with appropriate biodiversity information.
During the event, two invited guests will allow the attendants to understand the European context related to how the ERDF could help to enhance natural values (Mr. Peter Torkler, Baltic Sea Conservation Foundation) and environmental data integration across Europe (Mrs. Sara Vallecillo,European Commission, JRCI for Environment and Sustainability).
09:00 – 09:30 h – Reception of attendants and documentation delivery 09:30 – 10:00 h – Welcome and Opening Mr. Denis Boglio (Director General of the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia) Ms. Marta Subirà (Secretary of Environment and Sustainability of the Government of Catalonia) 10:00 – 10:45 h – Why enhancing biodiversity financing through EU funded regional and sectoral policies by Peter Torkler (Managing director, Baltic Sea Conservation Foundation) ‐ Invited conference 10:45 – 11:15 h – Coffee – break 11:15 – 12:00 h – Conference about environmental data integration across Europe by Sara Vallecillo (European Commission ‐ Joint Research Centre Institute for Environment and Sustainability) – Invited conference 12:00 – 13:00 h – Presentation of the BID‐REX project by Gerard Bota (Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia – Lead Partner) 13:00 – 13:45 h ‐ Cocktail to present the involved regions During the cocktail, the partners will introduce their regions and regional objectives. 13:45 – 14:00 h ‐ Closing event by a politician of Wallonia region (to confirm) 14:00 – 16:00 h – Networking lunch