connecting wildlife and people in Europe
connecting wildlife and people in Europe

European Funding for Nature Conservation

25-26 April 2007, Warsaw, Poland


Natura 2000 is the cornerstone of the European Union's pursuit to halt biodiversity loss in Europe by 2010. Following the designation of Natura 2000 sites, Member States are now entering the next stage of protection, management and restoration of sites: formulating management plans, which will have major financial implications. The availability of funding is a major challenge and will be critical to the success of managing Natura 2000 sites.

If you consider applying for European funding but are not sure how and where to apply, this workshop is the best opportunity for you to learn about:

1. The European Funding Landscape for Nature Conservation

  • How the Community funds for the period 2007-2013 can be used to support the Natura 2000 network;
  • The conditions attached to the various funding sources (Life+, Interreg, Leader+, Urban etc);
  • Developing integrated approaches/ working with multiple stakeholders (also outside conservation) to access funding.


2. Nature Conservation and Practical Financing

  • How to develop a successful project proposal using a number of funding and project management tools;
  • Co-financing for projects;
  • Effective management planning (process), transparency and accountability.

Workshop resources

IEEP guide for EU funding
Out of date, but gives a good overview of EU funding structure.
IEEP guide to European Funding for Natur[...]
Compressed archive in ZIP format [1.8 MB]
Martin Davies's presentation on proposal development
Good, old BirdLife school
Compressed archive in ZIP format [2.8 MB]
Martin Davies's handouts
Second Day
Compressed archive in ZIP format [183.3 KB]

Contact us:

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Phone: +44 7748 658990

(Daniel Piec)


Skype: daniel.piec


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