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08 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 27508)  

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Title Third National Workshop of the Emerald Network Joint Programme in the Ukraine 
Description Preparation of the third and last year of development of the Emerald Network, in the framework of the regional programme funded by the European Commission, in line with the need for information on population and distribution of species and habitats of the Resolution No. 4(1996) and No. 6(1998) of the Emerald Network. 
Status Completed 
Date 09/02/2011 - 11/02/2011 
Location Kyiv, Ukraine
Countries CoE Members: Ukraine
  Joint Programme Activity - Emerald Network-ENP
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Emerald Network-ENP - Support for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)'s Programme of Work on Protected Areas in the EU Neighbourhood Policy East Area and Russia    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2008/DG4/JP/2238   Setting up of the Emerald Network and support for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity Programme of Work on protected areas in the EU Neighbourhood Policy East area and Russia
Expected Result 1.1 - Identification of potential sites of Areas of Special Conservation Interest of the Emerald network of the Bern Convention: 1) Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova: all potential sites; 2) Ukraine: 80% of potential sites; 3) Russia: 50% of potential sites; 4) Belarus: 10% of potential sites in pilot project; 50% at later stage.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Democracy
Line of Action ⇒ III.3 – Promoting Democratic Governance and Stability
Programme ☆ III.3.7  Protection of Cultural Diversity, Heritage and Landscape

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Expert Meeting / Expertise 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage)
CoE Contact D'ALESSANDRO, Ivana   email
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1 http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cultureheritage/nature/EcoNetworks/JP_en.asp  
Last Modified 03/05/2011 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 27508) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The workshop aimed at reviewing the scientific work initiated in 2009 and consolidated in 2010 as well as launching of the final year of implementation of the Joint Programme in Ukraine. 
Output/Results A field visit to the potential Emerald Site “Zakaznik Chernobylskyi” preceded the working part of the event. A meeting with the Administrator in charge of the exclusion zone around the former power plan was held, as well as with representatives from the Ecology Centre of the zone. The issues they meet currently (due to radioactivity) while managing and conserving nature in the zone were discussed, as well as the state of nature 25 years after the Chernobyl disaster.

During the second day, when the actual workshop took place, opening remarks were done by the European Commission representative and the Special Representative of the Secretary General in Ukraine. A review of the Ukrainian database delivered up to December 2010 was done. Clear milestones and timetable were decided upon with the team for the final delivery to be received before 30/11/2011, in particular concerning the mapping of species adn habitats.

Aside from the scientific work completed during the meeting, an example on how visibility and public awareness on the Emerald Network and its setting-up is developed in the country was presented.
Conclusions/Follow Up 2011 is the final year of implementation of our activities and scientific and technical work from the national Emerald teams are speeding up in order to successfully achieve the project objectives set in each of the seven target countries. In Ukraine, a very solid team is in charge of the activities, as well as a particularly active team leader. Although the implementer of the programme is an NGO, the relationship and involvement of national authorities is strong as they support the implementation of the programme.

The presence of the National Agency of Protected Areas in the Workshop was thus highly appreciated, particularly during the more technical and scientific work which started after the opening session. They have been involved in the discussions on how Ukraine can complete the objectives set for their country in terms of percentage of the national territory to be covered by the selected potential Emerald sites. 
Participants Mr Ake Peterson, Special Representative of the Secretary General in Ukraine, Mr Hans Rhein, Delegation of the European Commission in Ukraine, representatives of the State Agency for Protected Areas and the Ministry of Environment Protection, scientific experts from national institutions and universities, members of the national Emerald team and the international scientific expert to the Council of Europe Mr. Roekaerts. 
Consultants/Experts Mr Marc Roekaerts, international expert to the Council of Europe 
CoE Secretariat Iva Obretenova, Project Manager 
Total No. Participants 26 
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