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December’s Hisarya conference leaves participants satisfied
October - December
December 12, 2013

The ‘Strategies for Green Infrastructure in Bulgaria’ conference took place on December 12, 2013 in Hisarya, Bulgaria, under the patronage of Plovdiv District Governor Vencislav Kaymakanov. The focus of the conference was on how green infrastructure (GI) is reflected in the regional development strategies of the Plovdiv and South Central regions in the context of the ‘Environment’ and ‘Natura 2000’ programmes.

Barcelona hosts year-end BP exchange and study visit
October - December
December 4, 2013

Nearly 30 experts, researchers, private consultants and GIN project partners met in Barcelona, Spain on December 3–4, 2013 for an exchange of best practices and study visit. The meeting was chaired by Carles Castell, Head of the Office of Land Analysis and Planning, Area of Territory and Sustainability, Provincial Government of Barcelona.

Cyprus meeting participants visit National Forest Park of Athalassa
October - December
October 24, 2013

On October 23–24, 2013, the Nicosia Development Agency organised a meeting of the GreenInfraNet project partnership in Cyprus. This important event included the fourth Steering Committee meeting, a study visit, the second Best Practice Transfer workshop, a press conference, and a workshop about establishing the Green Infrastructure Knowledge Network (GIKN). Despite the intense nature of the programme agenda, hard work enabled the partners to achieve significant outcomes.

Getting close to nature in eastern Hungary
October - December
October 13, 2013

During the EUROPARC conference held in Debrecen, Hungary on October 9-13, 2013, Marco Fritz from the European Commission and Carles Castell from EUROPARC Spain led a green infrastructure workshop that focused on how Natura 2000 sites and protected areas can be green islands in a sea of developed European landscape.

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