Category: European stakeholders

EUROPARC Conference 2023

October 3, 2023

The Netherlands

The EUROPARC Conference is the event of the year for Protected Area and Natura 2000 professionals. By bringing together experts in the field, the conference wants to support Protected Areas in creating a better, greener, sustainable and climate-proof Europe.

During the event, delegates from all over Europe will focus on the theme ‘Tribute to our landscape, where nature and people meet in harmony’.

Summer Field School on Mountain Ecosystems & Resource Management 2023

September 10, 2023

Igman Mountain, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Grassroots Institute is co-organizing the hyrbid Summer Field School on Mountain Ecosystems & Resource Management at Igman Mountain in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 10-19 September 2023. This international training programme examines mountain ecosystems in the contexts of sustainable development and natural resource management. The course aims to equip researchers, students, practitioners and young teachers with the necessary approaches, knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of sustainable mountain development globally.

Every three years the EAAE organises a congress with a general theme in the broad field of agricultural economics. This year, the congress is focused in “Agri-food systems in a changing world: Connecting science and society”.

Agri-food systems have an important role to play in a changing world. The consequences of climate change are increasingly tangible and our planetary boundaries are increasingly at risk of being crossed. As scientists, we need to create and share insights on how to transform agri-food systems into sustainable and resilient systems that increase prosperity in Europe and across the globe. Connecting science and society implies that agricultural economists push the boundaries of science and research to create societal impact.

Caucasus Mountain Forum

July 4, 2023

Kutaisi, Georgia

The third Caucasus Mountain Forum (CMF) under the theme “Transdisciplinarity for sustainable tourism development: Role of Caucasus scientists” will be devoted to tourism development perspectives and challenges in the region. The event  will offer a combination of plenary sessions open to the public, research sessions, workshops, and poster sessions. 

The past months and years have led us to questioning the nature of what we consider normal and what we consider a crisis. The COVID crisis, the war and its consequences, the climate crisis, they are all changing the way we think about the world and act in it. How do these rapid changes affect rural areas, and the ways rural areas are imagined? Is the rural newly in crisis or should it be considered as having long – or perhaps always – been in crisis, in sometimes under-illuminated ways? Or can we still think of the rural as a place of stability? Which crises pervade the rural and where and when did these crises originate? With regard to the currently most pressing crises, which of the things that were taken for granted about the rural are now being questioned? And, conversely, which new challenges and new paths and futures for the rural have been opened?

International Conference on Alpine Meteorology

June 19, 2023

St. Gallen, Switzerland

The 36th International Conference on Alpine Meteorology (ICAM) will be held on 19-23 June 2023 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The plenary sessions will be held as a hybrid event in St. Gallenon 19-23 June 2023. The fully on-line poster sessions will take place on Tuesday, 27 June 2023.

Papers are invited on all aspects of mountain weather and climate, including but not limited to:

  • Dynamics of dry and moist orographically forced airflow
  • Boundary layer processes over complex terrain
  • Orographic clouds and precipitation
  • Mountain climates and impacts of global warming
  • Meteorological processes affecting air quality, water resources, renewable energy harvesting, ecosystems, urban environment, and infrastructures
  • Numerical weather prediction over complex terrain (incl. data assimilation and predictability studies)
  • Challenges in weather forecasting in mountainous areas
  • Recent and future field campaigns

19th International Landscape Ecological Symposium

May 17, 2023

Trenčianske Teplice spa town, Slovakia

The international symposium is focused on the process of globalisation and its impact on landscape development, its components and processes, and also the socio-economic consequences which affect the environment and the social and cultural life of human society. The aim of the symposium is for the latest knowledge in the subject area to be presented and transferred between domestic and foreign educational and scientific research institutions. The symposium focuses on the selected thematic areas in connection with the process of globalisation.​

Swedish rural week

May 2, 2023


Rural issues deserve a clear place in the spotlight and we hope that those of you who are committed to the sustainable development of rural areas will want to join in and organize events during the Swedish Rural Week.

Mountain climates and related Earth System components are changing rapidly, with major consequences for ecosystems and people. All efforts to mitigate and adapt to the adverse consequences of these changes – and conversely to exploit the opportunities that they will bring – must be underpinned by timely, accurate, and informative Earth Observations that reflect the mountain context (e.g. steep and complex terrain).

In 2021, a set of climate and environmental variables (the so-called Essential Mountain Climate Variables; EMCVs) were first proposed that, if the corresponding datasets could be obtained in a consistent manner across the world’s mountains, should lead to substantial advancements in the monitoring, understanding, and prediction of climate change and its impacts in and near mountains (Thornton et al., 2021). However, much further coordination and consultation work remains to be undertaken if such a framework is to be deemed suitable and useful, and eventually taken up, by the global community of mountain researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.

This workshop, coordinated by the MRI and iLEAPS during EGU23 as a contribution to GEO Mountains, therefore represents a second interdisciplinary workshop on the subject. The event aims to (i) ensure that disciplinary and geographical representation in the consultation processes to date is enhanced, (ii) identify and further specify an initial list of EMCV, iii) identify specific observation requirements for these variables, and (iii) evaluate the extent to which existing datasets (including those provided by the ESA and other space agencies) meet these articulated needs. Given the limited time available, it is intended that the workshop will act as a “launch” of a subsequent online consultation / collaboration process that will seek to make further progress.

4th EU MRS Week

April 24, 2023

Brussels, Belgium

The EU Macro-Regional Strategies Week (EU MRS Week) is the biggest annual event dedicated to the four EU macro-regional strategies (EUSBSR, EUSDR, EUSAIR, EUSALP). Since its launch in 2020, it has become an important communication and networking platform, enhancing coordination among participating MRS countries, interactions between MRS and representatives of EU institutions and promoting horizontal issues such as the embedding process, policy learning and the exchange of good practice.

The 4th EU Macro-Regional Strategies Week (EU MRS Week) will take place in hybrid format from 24-28 April 2023 at the Event Lounge in Brussels. Following the slogan transform to thrive, the event will focus on three themes: Energy, Skills and Funding.