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Conference Programme

The EUROPARC conference 2010 will be held near the Park's administrative offices.
Some of the items on the programme will be held in other locations.

The conference starts officially at 18:00 on september 29th.
Delegates are encouraged to arrive on september 28th afternoon-evening or on September 29th morning.
Please notice that the pre-conference tour will start september 25th.


Tuesday September 28th

18:00 Registration starts at the conference venue

Wednesday September 29th

09:00Registration at the conference venue reception
10:00Discovering Pescasseroli/Theatre Walk
15:00Special event


Official opening of the EUROPARC Conference 2010 at the Conference Venue, Pescasseroli.

National and local government dignitaries that have been invited (their presence is to be confirmed):

  • Giorgio Napolitano - President of the Italian Republic
  • Silvio Berlusconi - Prime Minister
  • Stefania Prestigiacomo - Minister of Environment
  • Michela Vittoria Brambilla - Minister of Tourism
  • Renata Polverini - President of the Lazio Region
  • Michele Iorio - President of the Molise Region

Confirmed speakers:

  • Giuseppe Rossi - President of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park
  • Giovanni Chiodi - President of the Abruzzo Region
  • Mauro Di Dalmazio - Councillor for Tourism of the Abruzzo Region
  • Giampiero Sammuri - President of Federparchi - EUROPARC Italy
  • Erika Stanciu -President of EUROPARC Federation
  • Deanne Adams - President of International Ranger Federation



Concert "IN THIS WORLD" - vocal Trio Othiasos

Thursday September 30th

08:00Late registration

Keynote speeches
"Living together. Biodiversity and human activities:
a challenge for the future of protected areas"
 Session Chair - Dr Hans Freiderich - IUCN Regional Director for PAN Europe
  • Sarrat Gidda - Convention for Biological Diversity
  • Harvey Locke - Vice President of Wild Foundation
10:15Coffee break
10:50Keynote speakers cont.
  • Carlo Petrini - President, Slow Food International
  • Jon Jarvis - Director, National Park Service, USA
  • Ladislav Miko - Director, Nature Directorate. DG Environment. European Commission

Panel discussion With Keynote speakers
Chaired by Dr Hans Freiderich

EUROPARC General Assembly
("The Animal and the Mask" drama Workshop event for non-members)

Side meetings - ... to be announced
Meeting of EUROPARC sections

Friday October 1st


Departure for excursions
from Pescasseroli by bus or directly from the meeting point.
(the departure time depends on destination)
19:00Special Dinner

Saturday October 2nd

09:00Workshops (different locations)
13:00Workshops cont.
15:00End of workshops
16:00Plenary session (Conference Venue)

"Living together. Biodiversity and human activities:
a challenge for the future of protected areas"

Conclusions of the workshops
Presentations of the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism

Living together. Biodiversity and human activities:
a challenge for the future of protected areas"

Final conference summary
Michael Starret, Chief Executive Heritage Council, Ireland
Handover to Conference 2011


Gala dinner

 The Alfred Toepfer Scholarship Awards
Alfred Toepfer Medal Awards

Sunday October 3rd


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