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Conference announcement: Environmental Assessments and the European Green Deal '22



Environmental assessments as instruments of European Green Deal: key challenges to address climate change and biodiversity loss

VODICE, CROATIA Sep 14th-17th,2022

On behalf of the Croatian Association of Experts in Nature and Environmental Protection (HUSZPO) we are proud to invite you to the European and regional conference „Environmental assessments and the European Green Deal '22“, which will be held in Vodice, Croatia, in hotel Olympia, in Sep 2022, under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of the Republic of Croatia and Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of the Republic of Croatia.

All previous regional conferences (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019) on Environmental Impact Assessment were exceptionally successful. At each, more than 100 expert presentations were given and several round tables with diverse topics were held. Each conference had more than 300 participants (practitioners, scientists, public authority representatives, representatives of the local and regional governments, NGOs, public relations experts, members of the media and investors) from Croatia, the region and beyond. With the aim to additionally contribute to the quality and reach of the conference through participation of experts from all over the Europe, we are also organizing the 2022 conference as the European conference on this topic, putting it at the same time in the context of European Green Deal. The issues raised in the area of environmental assessments in the region (with several countries – candidates for accession to EU) are similar to those in other countries in Europe, and through open dialogue we strive to increase our understanding of the challenges that arise in environmental procedures and to consider solution possibilities.

Within thematic framework of the conference, we would like to support European Green Deal, the EU's central strategy for growth through the fundamental transformation of the economy and society. We would like to put the main focus of the conference on seeking the solutions to climate change and biodiversity loss within environmental assessments as necessary tools for decreasing vulnerability and increasing resilience of ecosystems and sustainability of ecological network Natura 2000. We hereby invite you to join the conference that became the platform for arranging cooperation and exchanging experiences with experts from different countries.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Vodice!