EUSDR Environmental Pillar - Stakeholder Seminar
BUDAPEST, 17 October 2017 (Venue: Ministry of Agriculture)
In order to highlight the environmental related topics on the occasion of the EUSR Annual Forum the Hungarian PA6 (Biodiversity&Landscapes) Steering Group Members initiated the organization of a side event one day before the main event (in the afternoon on 17 October 2017). The seminar hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and organized on its premises (1055 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos square 11).
This „EUSDR Environmental Pillar - Stakeholder Seminar” realized in cooperation with EUSDR PA4 (Water quality) and PA5 (Environmental risks) priority areas. The general scope of the event was the future perspectives in the field of water and environmental issues. The aim of the seminar was also to give a snap shot of the diversity of environmental issues in the Danube Region which are not against economic development, rather to offer basis for balanced and long term development.
The seminar was aiming at to call the attention to the importance of already ongoing joint cooperation in organizational and sector-specific level and discussed about future challenges where joint actions are needed to mitigate pressures that jeopardize the environment and natural values of the region.
The Stakeholder seminar opened by the Hungarian State Secretary in charge of environment and nature conservation and presentations of high representatives from ICPDR, the Carpathian Convention, Global Water Partnership was also expected beyond EUSDR. There were around 100 stakeholders who mostly also participated in the Annual Forum following this seminar and interested in the issues covered by the environmental pillar particularly water management.
Session 1: Joint cooperation and ongoing joint activities
Session 2: Cooperation among sectors – integration of measures between sectors are needed
Session 3: Sign of nature - Where to act? – Future Challenges