EUROPARC Youth conference 2013

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EUROPARC Youth Conference – Debrecen – October 2013
Provisional Programme

Wednesday 9th October


Location: Sport Hotel, Debrecen

09.00 – 16:00 Registration open
16.00 Welcome from EUROPARC, IUCN and Hortobágy National Park
The Past/Present/Future of Protected Areas
Setting the scene
Introductions to each other
Introduction to your task for the Conference
“What do young people want to see from protected areas, and what can they offer”
Domestics and practical information
18:05 – 18:45 Time to get ready
18:45 Depart for Lovarda Building

Location: Lovarda building – University (Kassai Street)

19:00 – 19.30 Informal opening ceremony of Main Conference
19:30 – 22:00 Dinner and Music
21:00 Depart for Sport Hotel

Location: Sport Hotel, Debrecen

21:15 Your Hopes and Expectations for the Conference

Thursday 10th October


Location: Lovarda building – University (Kassai Street)

09.00 – 9:30 Opening of the Conference
9.30 – 10:20 Plenary session, presentations
1, Professor Dr. Lucka Kajfez Bogataj
(Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
2, Julia Marton-Lefèvre
(Director General, IUCN)
10:20 – 10:50 Coffee break
10:50 – 11:40 Plenary session, presentations
3, Professor Emeritus Dr. Varga Zoltán
(Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Debrecen, Hungary)
4, Peter Ogden
(Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales)
11:40 – 11:50 Summary of the moderator - Erika Stanciu
11:50 – 12:40 Moderated discussion between plenary presenters, questions
12:40 – 14:00 Lunch

Location: Sport Hotel, Debrecen

14:00
Introduction to the afternoon.
Presentations from first two Alfred Toepfer Scholars
Urszula Biereżnoj-Bazille (PL)
David Rodriguez (E)
14:40 Developing your presentation skills and brief for your contribution on Saturday
15:00 – 15:30 Break and Energiser
15:30 Three Horizons with Julie Wilson. Visions for the future
17:45 Break and Energiser
18:15 Presentations from last two Alfred Toepfer Scholars
Meldra Langenfelde (LV)
Tünde Ludnai (HU)
18:45 Briefing for field trips on Friday
19:00 Finish
19:30 Leave hotel for meal in local restaurant

Friday 11th October


Location: Field trips destination and the village of Hortobágy

08:15 – 8:30 Assemble in front of the Lovarda building
8.30 – 14:00 Field trip (packed cold lunch). You will be allocated a trip in advance.
14:00 – 16:00 Walk in the village of Hortobágy (exhibitions, Craftsmen’s yard)
16:00 – 19:00 Observing the migration of cranes over the Puszta
Feedback thoughts from the field trips
19:00 – 03:00 Dinner (authentic meals cooked over an open fire), folk music, dancing
 Shuttle bus service back to the hotel from 23.00

Saturday 12th October


Location: Sport Hotel, Debrecen

09.00 – 10:15
Energiser
Feedback from yesterday
10:15
Summary/Review of Conference to date
10:30 Working break
10:50
Planning and preparation for feedback to the main conference
The Past, Present and Future of Protected Areas.
“What do young people want to see from protected areas,
and what can they offer”

Location: Kölcsey Center (Hunyadi Street)

17:30 – 20:00 Closing ceremony
Workshop Take Home Messages
Transboundary Awards
Alfred Toepfer Scholarship Awards
Message from the Youth Conference
40 years Working for Nature – Conference Message to Protected Areas
20:00 Gala dinner
21:30 Final get-together and party
18:45 Briefing for field trips on Friday
19:00 Finish
19:30 Leave hotel for meal in local restaurant

Sunday 13th October


 Leisure activities
 Depart

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