Regional Conservation Forum 2019

The IUCN Regional Conservation Forum for Europe, North and Central Asia, will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from 1 to 3 July 2019, as part of Union-wide preparation for the IUCN Congress 2020. Join us! Connect with experts across the region and explore synergies amongst a range of stakeholders and partners!


RCF Rotterdam logoPhoto: IUCN

Poster exhibitions, knowledge cafés and discussions centred on topics of regional interest on the first day will be followed by the official opening of the Forum, high-level panel debate and thematic sessions.

Next days of the programme will focus on preparing IUCN Members and Commissions for the IUCN Congress 2020 through discussions on the Motions process, draft IUCN Programme 2021-2024 and regional priorities.

Location: World Trade Center Rotterdam 

The official language of the event is English.

To attend the IUCN Regional Conservation Forum for Europe, North and Central Asia, register here.

Speakers and the programme will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

Outline of the programme is available here.

Around 380 Members will gather in Rotterdam to represent this vast region that extends from the far West of Greenland to the Kamchatka peninsula, in the East, and from the Northern shores of the Mediterranean Sea to the Arctic. This year’s Forum is organized jointly by IUCN’s Regional Office for Europe (EURO), the Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) and the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands (IUCN NL), and supported by the Dutch Ministry of agriculture, nature and food quality, the provincial government of Zuid Holland and the City of Rotterdam.

Previous Regional Conservation Forum for Europe, North and Central Asia took place in 2015 in Helsinki, Finland, in preparation for the IUCN Congress 2016 (Hawai’i, USA).


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