DIALOGUE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE’S COUNTRYSIDE: SUSTAINABLE LAND USE, HUNTING AND NATURE CONSERVATION

European Parliament, 10 September 2019

The European Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FACE) and the European Landowners Organisation (ELO) invite Members of the European Parliament and relevant stakeholders to discuss key challenges and priorities for the 2019-2024 parliamentary term.

The event aims to encourage cross-party political dialogue and cooperation on nature conservation, wildlife management and sustainable land use, which will be an important part of the European political agenda for the next 5 years.

Cocktail reception with interventions from FACE, ELO and guests.

Information about the event

COCKTAIL RECEPTION
WHEN: Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 17:00 – 19:00
WHERE: Member’s Salon, ASP Floor 0 – European Parliament, Brussels

MEETING POINT FOR ACCREDITATION
Due to increased security in Brussels, participants are requested to arrive at least 45 minutes in advance – 16h15 – at the main entrance on Simone Veil Esplanade, Altiero Spinelli building, European Parliament, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels.

Participants will be requested to show their ID.

Advanced confirmation of your participation is required by 2 September 2019, by specifying name, surname, date of birth, nationality, ID document number.

For more information please contact communication@face.eu

REGISTER FOR THE MEETING

Advanced confirmation of your participation is required

 🇪🇺 ACHIEVEMENTS AND FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR THE HUNTING INTERGROUP 🇪🇺

FACE is very active in preparing the re-establishment of the Intergroup, which will be performed by the new elected Parliament.
FACE Members are directly involved in promoting FACE and the Intergroup with the Members of the European Paliament.

Known as the “Hunting Intergroup”, the European Parliament’s Intergroup on “Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside” was created in 1985 and is one of the oldest and most active parliamentary platforms. FACE has provided the secretariat for the Intergroup since its very first establishment in 1985. The European Landowners’ Organisation joined FACE in 2004, forming a co-secretariat.

During this parliamentary term, MEP Karl-Heinz Florenz has served as the Intergroup President and we are very grateful for his capacity to gain the active support of more than 100 MEPs from all parts of the political spectrum. His leadership promoted excellent dialogue on hunting and conservation issues in Europe and internationally.

Some of the past key events included a conference on “The Future of the Nature Directives: Where are we going?” (March 2017) marking the end of the Fitness Check process.

Some of the conclusions of this event helped to shape the European Parliament resolution of 15 November 2017 on the Action Plan for nature, people and the economy.

The Intergroup also provided a platform to discuss the revision of the EU Firearms Directive (March 2016) where concerns about the Commission’s proposal for legal owners of firearms in the EU such as sport shooters, hunters, collectors and museums were highlighted.

The “Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside” Intergroup hosted a number of conferences that discussed one of the biggest challenges to nature conservation in Europe – the return of the wolf. For example, the conference “Coexisting with Large Carnivores: Challenges and Solutions” (October 2017) called for more effective measures to mitigate the increasing conflicts between humans and large carnivores in Europe.

Photo by: Deutscher Jagdverband
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