The LIFE Programme featured prominently at the 13th European Conference on Ecological Restoration (SERE 2022), taking place from 5 – 9 September in Alicante, Spain.
- forest | ecosystem | urban habitat
Organised by SER Europe and the University of Alicante, SERE 2022 represented an excellent opportunity to foster efficient reciprocal exchanges between managers, decision and policymakers and academia across Europe. It was also the place where experts from different restoration sectors (forests, wetlands, rivers, agroecosystems, marine areas, urban environments, extractive industries, etc.) come together and learn from each other.
The LIFE Programme had a stand during the SERE 2022 conference. Visitors found out key information on the LIFE Calls for proposals 2022, strategic documents, relevant publications and more.
LIFE also held an event during SERE 2022:
The LIFE Programme: Practical examples of EU funding supporting nature restoration
When: Wednesday, 7 September 2022 | 17.15 – 19.00 CEST
Description: This session briefly outlined the LIFE Programme and presented the main funding priorities related to nature restoration. Key information on where to find relevant information to submit a proposal was shared with the audience.
Several LIFE projects showcasing restoration successes in different contexts featured. A Q&A session allowed the audience to inquire about potential future applications, gathering first-hand intel from representatives of the European Commission and LIFE beneficiaries.
The event was relevant for any entity registered in the EU working in the field of nature restoration, especially practitioners (wildlife biologists, restoration ecologists, site managers, etc.), scientists and NGOs, but also academics and other professionals interested in this topic.
Ana Nava (Communication Manager, LIFE CommEvenT)
Sylvia Barova (Project Manager, CINEA)
Beatriz Olmo, LIFE TECMINE
Radka Broumova, LIFE N2K revisited
Aveliina Helm, LIFE to Alvars
LIFE projects will feature throughout SERE 2022:
LIFE RIBERMINE (LIFE18 ENV/ES/000181) - Fluvial freshwater habitat recovery through geomorphic-based mine ecological restoration in the Iberian Peninsula
LIFE PRIMED (LIFE17 NAT/GR/000511) - Restoration, management and valorisation of PRIority habitats of MEDiterranean coastal areas
LIFE TECMINE (LIFE16 ENV/ES/000159) - Innovative techniques for Facies Weald and Utrillas mine restoration
LIFE N2K revisited (LIFE17 IPE/CZ/000005) - Integrated LIFE project for the Natura 2000 network in the Czech Republic
LIFE Sandrasen (LIFE12 NAT/DE/000144) - LIFE sand grasslands in the area Dahme-Seengebiet
Dinara back to LIFE (LIFE18 NAT/HR/000847) - Management planning and restoration of Dinara dry grasslands to save biodiversity and support sustainable development
LIFE WETLANDS4CLIMATE (LIFE19 CCM/ES/001235) - Mediterranean Wetlands Management and Restoration as Carbon Sinks
LIFE to Alvars (LIFE13 NAT/EE/000082) - Restoration of Estonian alvar grasslands
LIFE DESERT-ADAPT (LIFE16 CCA/IT/000011) - Preparing desertification areas for increased climate change
LIFE SEPOSSO (LIFE16 GIE/IT/000761) - Supporting Environmental governance for the POSidonia oceanica Sustainable transplanting Operations
LIFE Teixeres (LIFE20 NAT/ES/001128) - Conservation and restoration of relict Taxus baccata woods