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Transactional Environmental Support System (TESS) Conference


European Parliament, Brussels - Paul-Henri Spaak – PHS P7C050


May 25, 2011 – 14:00 – 18:00


TESS - Presentation of results & findings

The Transactional Environmental Support System - TESS is a research project supported by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. It assists the integration of biodiversity information from the local level into planning and land-use decisions, while at the same time encouraging local people to collect such information in order to maintain and restore biodiversity and ecosystem services. The aim of this system is to aid restoration and maintenance of biodiversity and natural resources by reversing the processes that caused degradation.

Results will include recommendations and policy guidelines based on how biodiversity trends relate to different practices across Europe, addressed to those involved in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies - at the European, national, regional, and local levels (public authorities, legislators, citizens and their organizations).

- You can download the Invitation here

- You can download the conference agenda here

- Please download the registration form here and send it completed to by May 12 at the latest. Please note that places are limited.

Draft Agenda

Wednesday May 25

Opening / Welcoming addresses

Basil Manos (AUTH)
Olívia Chassais (DG RTD)

14:00 – 14:20


Project overview
Aims, approaches and tasks

Stratos Arampatzis (Tero Ltd)

14:20 – 14:40

Project main results and findings
1. Governance nationally: best practice assessment & outcomes.
2. What works best at local level? Information and case studies.
3. Gap analysis, system design and pilot implementation.
4. Policy guidelines

Pedro Beja (ERENA)
Dimitra Manou (AUTH)
Jason Papathanasiou (AUTH)
Ion Navodaru (DDNI)
Robert Kenward (Anatrack Ltd)
Mari Ivask (IST)
Robin Sharp (ESUSG)

14:40 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 16:20


From environmental assessment to local decisions and citizen science
Information customers and suppliers

Jacqueline Mc Glade (EEA)
Morton Thorøe (CEPF)

16:20 – 17:00

Roundtable discussion – Questions and answers

17:00 – 17:40


Final remarks and conclusions

Robert Kenward (Anatrack)

17:40 – 18:00