European Habitats Forum
Eurosite is a member of the European Habitats Forum (EHF). The EHF is a group of NGO networks that provide input and advice to DG Environment and EU Member State Nature Directors, particularly relating to the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives and the establishment of the Natura 2000 network. The EHF meets with DG Environment of the European Commission twice a year and has one seat in the co-ordination group for biodiversity and nature. The EHF facilitates, through these meetings, communication between DG Environment and European nature conservation NGOs.
In 2014, Eurosite and ECNC-European Centre for Nature Conservation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU is a formal agreement that outlines our commitment to work closely together and further explore synergies between our two organisations. ECNC is a research and policy focused organisations, and this compliments Eurosite’s focus on site management.
Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process Consortium
The Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process is an initiative of the European Commission. ECNC is the lead contractor to support the EC in the development and implementation of the Process. ECNC does this with support from sub-contracted consortium partners (CEEweb for Biodiversity, Eurosite, the European Landowners Organization, the EUROPARC Federation, and ILE SAS).
Find out more about the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process on the Natura 2000 Communication Platform.
European Land Conservation Network – ELCN
The European Private Land Conservation Network is a LIFE Preparatory project and an initiative of the European Commission.
The project is being coordinated by NABU (Germany), and besides Eurosite, other project partners are: Natuurpunt (Belgium), Montis (Portugal), Fundacion Biodiversidad (Spain), Fundatia ADEPT (Romania), ELY Centre Lapland (Finland), IMA Europe (EU) and WWF Oasi (Italy).
The final goal of the project is quite ambitious: the establishment of a European Land Conservation Network (ELCN), with Eurosite acting as the secretariat that will be charged with the long-term management of the network after the project has ended.