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ILCN/ELCN Webinar: Using EU LIFE Funding for Private Land Conservation

This webinar, taking place online on 13 May, 15:30 CET, will provide a programme manager’s perspective on LIFE funding opportunities for private and civic land conservation projects. Organisations that have developed projects and received EU LIFE funding will share experiences and insights from the conservation practitioner and LIFE project manager perspective. The webinar will conclude with an extensive Q and A session with the panelists – participants’ chance to ask everything you want to know about their next LIFE funding proposal on private land conservation.

The webinar will be hosted by Tilmann Disselhoff, Project Coordinator of the European Land Conservation Network, and chaired by Angelo Salsi, Head of Unit of the European Commission’s LIFE Programme & CIP eco-Innovation at the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). Angelo and Tilmann will be joined on the panel by Stefano Picchi, Adjunct Professor of Conservation Finance at University of Bologna and Project Manager, WWF-OASI.


Tilmann Disselhoff, Project Coordinator of the European Land Conservation Network
Tilmann has over a decade of work experience as consultant for the European Commission, the German Federal Environmental Ministry, the German Federal Environmental Foundation and other clients. In recent years, Tilmann has focused his professional interest on conservation finance and private land conservation. He currently coordinates a LIFE project to develop the European Land Conservation Network (ELCN), an EU-wide network of organisations active in private land conservation. Tilmann is a founding steering committee member of the International Land Conservation Network and a steering committee member of Eurosite.

Angelo Salsi, Head of Unit at the European Commission LIFE Unit
In 1992, Angelo succeeded in winning a competition at the European Commission. Two years after he joined "the House" working for the Nature Conservation department of the Directorate General for Environment. It was a love story that lasted almost 10 years. Saving butterflies and birds has a lot to do with the old Native American proverb that says: "We do not inherit the earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children". In 2000 Angelo was appointed the deputy head of a new department - "The LIFE Unit". This unit was responsible for the management of the whole Life financial program, financing projects covering all possible environmental aspects.


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