Session 2.3

Bringing nature back through LIFE

In partnership with EASME

Since 1992, the EU LIFE Programme has funded an impressive number of projects that help implement Natura 2000, Europe’s network of protected areas, and improve the conservation status of species and habitats at EU and local levels. This session will showcase some of the best project examples and their conservation successes in terms of cooperation with stakeholders, communicating about nature, and mainstreaming conservation ideas in other policies. It will also outline some of the challenges associated with funding for restoration and conservation work in Europe. The audience will share experiences, propose solutions to overcome obstacles, and help formulate recommendations for greater impact.


Angelo Salsi, Head of Unit, LIFE & CIP Eco-innovation, EASME, European Commission

Massimo Soldarini, Project coordinator CHOO-NA (LIPU Italy)

Greta Targhetti, Volunteer of the communication group

Ronan Casey, Public Awareness Manager LIFE Irish Raised Bogs

Victoria González Vela, Project coordinator LIFE-IP INTEMARES (Fundación Biodiversidad Spain)

Elise Bonneau, European Projects Manager, LPO Programmes Nationaux de Conservation


Ariel Brunner, Acting Interim Director & Senior Head of Policy, Birdlife Europe

Tom Andries, Project coordinator LIFE BNIP (Flemish Agency for Nature and Forest Belgium)

Wendy Olivier, LIFE National Contact Person, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, the Netherlands

Nicola Notaro, Head of the Nature Protection Unit, Directorate General for Environment, European Commission


Ben Delbaere, LIFE Monitoring expert, NEEMO


Our principal priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our speakers, moderators, exhibitors and participants, and so we have been monitoring the situation concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak constantly. Due to the current situation and restrictions, it has been decided that EU Green Week 2020 will be available exclusively online.

You will have the opportunity to join the EU Green Week in a new immersive virtual experience. Not only will you be able to watch all the sessions live and interact with the speakers, but you will also have the possibility to explore the exhibitions and network with the other attendants just as if you were there !
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