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23 March 2023
European Commission Representation in Barcelona + Online
1st Floor, Passeig de Gràcia, 90, 08008 Barcelona

08:45-9:10. Registration
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09:10-09:30. Welcome and Event Opening
Laura Rahola, Representation of the European Commission in Barcelona
Joan Pino,
Director, CREAF
Stefano Baccelli,
Councillor for Infrastructures, Mobility and Territorial Government, Tuscany Region
Anna Barnadas, Secretary of Climate Action, Government of Catalonia

09:30-09:45. The state of play of Interreg Europe
Erwin Siweris,
Director, Interreg Europe Programme

09:45-10:00. PROGRESS presentation
Besnik Mehmeti,
PROGRESS Project Manager, ANCI Toscana

PROGRESS partner’s video.

10:00-13:45. Panels:

10:00-11:00. Panel 1 - Pollination security: Understanding the need for, and challenges related to the implementation of a regional/local pollination plan

Presentation of PROGRESS Action Plans:
Hungary, Balázs Kiss,
Tolna Development County Agency
Catalonia, Enrique Doblas,

Bridget Loughlin,
Heritage Officer, Kildare County Council, Ireland
Santiago Pérez,
Nature Planning at Government of Catalonia
Constantí Stefanescu,
Natural History Museum of Granollers, Catalonia
Ferenc Réder,
Ministry of Environment and Energy Efficiency, Hungary

Moderator:  Anabel Sánchez,
CREAF Impact Officer

11:00-11:30. Coffee Break & Networking

11:30-13:00. Panel 2 - Mapping of Ecosystem Services: from technical to policy perspective

Presentation of PROGRESS Action Plans:
Latvia, Janis Zvirgzdins,
Riga Technical University
Tuscany, Besnik Mehmeti,
ANCI Toscana
Eastern and Midland Region, Ireland, Owen Douglas,
Romania, Dragos Stefanescu,
University of Craiova

Gemma Weir,
National Parks and Wildlife Service, Ireland
Andris Sirovs,
Director General, Latvia Nature Conservation Agency
Anda Ruskule,
Project Manager, Baltic Environmental Forum
Daniele Mazzotta,
Territorial government, sustainable planning and digital transition, Tuscany Region
Măgdălina Claudia,
Ministry of Investments and European Projects, Romania
Moderator:  Carles Castell,
Barcelona Regional Council

13:00-13:45. Panel 3 - City level actions:  Enhancing ecosystem services through Nature Based Solutions in cities and neighborhoods

Emese Décsi,
The Green Office, City of Budapest, Hungary
Pádraig  McEvoy,
Councilor, Eastern and Midland Regional Assembly, Ireland
Marc Montlleó,
Director of Environmental Projects, Barcelona Regional Agency, Catalonia
Mariona Ferrandiz,
Researcher, CREAF

Moderator: Enrique Doblas
, Transfer Officer CREAF

13:45-14:00. Closing remarks