Results from the Workshop »Networking for Ecological Connectivity and Green Infrastructure«, September 2017

Publication date: 
Friday, 6 April, 2018
Koper, Škocjanski zatok, Slovenia


Workshop »Networking for Ecological Connectivity and Green Infrastructure«, Sept 19, 2017, Koper

Detailed report and presentations are available HERE 

Main conclusions that derived from the workshop discussion:

  • It is clear that both concepts, ecological connectivity and green infrastructure, are as important and necessary to be developed further and implemented.
  • Both should be properly included in spatial planning processes on local, national and macro-regional level.
  • It should be more clear who is responsible for running the planning process on different levels.
  • Although scientific knowledge can still be improved, there is a sufficient knowledge to take action.
  • A cross sectoral communication is needed for better understanding among spatial planners and other experts (e.g. biologists).
  • There is a need to develop a map of priority areas.
  • Participants were highly supporting the idea of preparing a follow-up of the workshop on both concepts and recommend that the possibility of financing through programs that support EUSALP actions should be explored.
  • The workshop is a good example of expert cooperation while necessary political support would be given by adopting Declaration on Alpine green infrastructure at the Ministerial Conference in Munich (October 2, 2017).
  • Working model might be also implemented in other parts of EUSALP.
Workshop within Mediterranean Coast and MRS Week 2017