How policies can enable biodiversity

The final conference of the greenAlps project
was held from 13th – 15th October 2014 in Chambéry/France

Various sectors, such as land-use planning or agriculture, must be involved in order to ensure biodiversity in the Alps. In many regions the results of projects and studies are often not known or not directly applicable. How can the framework for a sustainable, efficient European environmental policy be improved? And how can the new EU funding programmes effectively contribute to maintaining biodiversity? These and other topics were discussed at the international final conference of the greenAlps project.

The topics were addressed by speakers from different perspectives, from European to local level, and discussed within the framework of workshops and field trips. Participants could discuss results of the greenAlps project, shared their own experiences during the workshops and got to know successful initiatives for ecological connectivity. At the opening of the conference, the local population was invited to exchange views on the added value of protected areas and tasted this in form of local delicacies.

Programme Final Conference (en) (pdf)

> Photos from the conference


The political dimension of Landscape Management, conservation and promotion of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Alps, Martin Boesch, University St. Gallen

greenAlps – lessons learnt, project partners

New biodiversity challenges: The Alpine Space Program 2014-2020, Eva Stare, JTS

Workshop conclusions

Biosphere reserves: an opportunity for cross-border cooperation?, Stefano Santi/Julian Prealps Nature Park

The empty seat: how to get key stakeholders into the boat, Marc Pascal, Regains, regional development

Beyond the application form – towards better-performing biodiversity projects, Marianne Badura, blue! advancing european projects


How do you benefit from the Environment around you?, EURAC

Your steps towards Ecological Connectivity, EURAC

State the future of Alpine Protected Areas, EURAC