Think Tank on ecological networks in/to the Alps
Such new projects have to be developed referring to the existing expertise on ecological networks and followed up by integrating available scientific and practical experts into such a process. In this context, the Continuum Partners have established a think tank on ecological networks which gathers most of the available expertise in Alpine countries. The think tank is explicitly no new structure or network. It is a pool of experts who cooperate in a problem and result oriented way.
The think thank has started its activities in 2010 with workshops on specific topics, which have been elaborated at the first expert workshop on 2nd December 2009 in Chamonix/France. 26 experts from all Alpine countries followed the invitation by the Continuum Initiative to express their needs and expectations in relation to a "think tank" on Alpine ecological networks.
The think tank concept is available here.
If you are interested in contributing to the think tank, please contact Thomas Scheurer.
Think Tank workshops in 2010
The report on 2010 think tank workshops is available here.
2nd workshop: November 17th, Bolzano, South Tyrol (Italy)
Follow-up projects and new projects implementing ecological networks beyond ECONNECT
1st workshop: April 23th 2010 in Toblach/ Dobbiaco (South Tyrol, Italy)
How to integrate stakeholders into connectivity projects in ECONNECT pilot areas and other regional projects: experiences, procedures, recommendations
Documentation on this workshop is available here.