New strategy for IUCN in South-Eastern Europe

01 March 2013 | News story

A Sustainable future for South-Eastern Europe, strategic direction for IUCN in South-Eastern Europe (SEE), will be discussed from 6 to 8 March in Tirana, Albania, where IUCN constituency and partners meet to define priority goals for the region and formulate an effective and result-oriented programme for IUCN. 

More than 70 attendees are expected at the IUCN SEE Members’ meeting that will be endorsed by Mr. Fatmir Mediu, Minister of Environment, Forests and Water Administration of Albania, Mr. Massimo Gaiani, Italian Ambassador to Albania and Mr. Ettore Sequi, Ambassador of EU Delegation to Albania, and Mr. Michael Hošek, IUCN Councillor for East Europe, North and Central Asia. Around 50 IUCN member and partner organizations will attend the 2013 IUCN SEE members’ meeting, to be held exactly 10 years after the members’ meeting that inaugurated the IUCN Programme Office for South-Eastern Europe (IUCN SEE).

IUCN SEE Members’ meeting is co-organized by the IUCN SEE office, IUCN Members in Albania – Institute for Nature Conservation of Albania (INCA) and Protection and Preservation of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA), and the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Water Administration of Albania, and supported by the MAVA Foundation.

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