Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Third Global Congress of the International Land Conservation Network and first Congress of the European Land Conservation Network has been postponed to 14-16 April 2021.
The Congress of the ILCN and the ELCN will build upon the momentum, conversations, collaborations, and relationships that have emerged within these two networks over the past several years. The Congress will explore a range of topics, focused on how attendees may take specific actions in their home countries to advance private land conservation. The Congress is free to participants. Please note that it is on an invitation-only basis. For inquiries please contact Tilmann Disselhoff.
The Congress will kick off with a field trip to Monserrat Natural Park, featuring important Catalonian private land conservation initiatives. It will then alternate between a series of plenary lectures and several sessions of concurrent workshops. Please find a preliminary programme here:
The workshops will cover a wide range of diverse topics presented by experienced colleagues and experts. They will run as five sessions concurrently within five areas of focus (see below). Each workshop will be 90 minutes in length and will consist of a series of presentations by multiple speakers, followed by a facilitated panel discussion and an active dialogue with the audience, in which participants work collaboratively to advance their collective understanding of a particular topic. Workshop presenters typically present their ideas for no more than 60 minutes, leaving at least 30 minutes for questions, answers and discussion.
Areas of Focus
Workshops at the Congress will follow five tracks.
Applicants may propose one of the following: