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03 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 28206)  

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Title Subregional Workshop 3rd year: Moscow 
Description Exchange of views to take place once per year, on the developpment of the Emerald Network in Belarus, Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine.

Status Completed 
Date 07/04/2011 - 08/04/2011 
Location -, Russian Federation
Countries CoE Members: Republic of Moldova / Russian Federation / Ukraine
Organisations: Council of Europe / European Commission
Others: Belarus
  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.3.6  Protection of Natural Diversity

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Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage)
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Last Modified 04/07/2011 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 28206) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The third sub-regional workshop between Russia, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine is aimed at providing the national team leaders from four of the project target countries to meet, exchange experiences and good prctices on the implementation of the JP. 
Output/Results The sub-regional workshop gave the opportunity to the 4 national teams (Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine and the Russian Federation) to share information on their respective results achieved up to 2010. Since 2009, national teams have been making their national lists of species to be mapped. During the workshop, they had the opportunity to exchange their views on these species and to work towards selecting the maximum possible number of common species. This will allow for the production of a more complete sub-regional biogeographical map.
Conclusions/Follow Up As this was the third and last project sub-regional event, the participants from the four countries knew each other very well. They have used the time provided by the official part of the meeting, but also the moments dedicated to more informal discussions, to exchange their good practices and to discuss joint actions they could undertake for the update of the Bern Convention instruments such as Resolutions 4 (1996) on habitats and Resolution 6 (1998) on species to be protected.

Ideas on how the JP should be followed-up after the end of the current Jp were also dicsussed and all national representatives confirmed their interest and committment to continue working with the Council of Europe toward the full setting-up of the Emerald Network as decided in the Emerald Calendar 2020. 
Participants Representatives of 10 Republics (Oblasts) from the European part of the Russian Federation, 1 representative of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Moldova, the Emerald team leaders from Belarus, Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine, the Emerald team from the Russian Federation, representatives from Russian nature conservation NGOs, me and the project scientific experts Marc Roekaerts. 
Consultants/Experts Marc Roekaerts, Council of Europe scientific expert 
CoE Secretariat Iv Obretenova, Council of Europe Project Manager 
Total No. Participants 25 
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