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Event 2014 SCIENCE POLICY SYMPOSIUM to support the implementation of the 2020 Biodiversity strategy and the EU Water Framework Directive

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Period [29/01/2014 - 30/01/2014]
Event location Royal Belgian Institut of Natural Sciences Rue Vautier 29, 1000 Brussels
Host EU FP7 projects BioFresh and REFRESH
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Why attend?

The symposium offers the opportunity for stakeholders and scientists to discuss challenges to implementing the 2020 Biodiversity strategy and the EU Water Framework Directive and to explore the mechanisms for better integrating freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem science into policy.

Who should attend?

Policy makers at EU level, stakeholders (administration, business and civil society) from water management biodiversity conservation and related policy sectors (agriculture and energy) at EU and national level, scientific community (including FP7 projects).

What can you expect?

The symposium mixes presentations from different perspectives (including Hans Bruyninckx - CEO of the European Environment Agency (EEA), Stuart Orr - Head of Water Stewardship at WWF International and contributions from the European Commission) with various interactive elements (e.g. round table dialogues, moderated discussions, panel discussion, poster presentations) to facilitate an intensive exchange between science, policy makers and stakeholders. All participants are warmly invited to actively contribute to the discussions.

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