Event Organiser: Countryside Council for Wales

Summary:

You are invited to the above one-day conference which will be held on Tuesday 4 March 2008 at The Glamorgan Cricket Club, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff CF11 9XR

The event will include the official launch in Wales of the LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity Programme (the EU fund for financing the Environment) and a demonstration of a ‘Financing the Natura 2000 network’ IT tool commissioned by the European Commission. There will also be sessions on the application process and the reality of managing and reporting on a LIFE+ project.

There will be a discussion forum where there will be opportunities to discuss general funding issues relating to Natura 2000 sites and other special biodiversity areas. There will be speakers from Beta consultants (the Defra-appointed consultants managing the LIFE+ programme in UK), Institute of European Environmental Policy, Wales Assembly Government, RSPB and other relevant organisations.

There will be plenty of opportunity for networking with potential partners.

There will be no charge for the conference but places are limited so the attached form should be completed and returned to CCW by 20 February. Further details and confirmation will be sent to all those who register.

Registration Deadline: 20 February 2008