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9 October, Wednesday

Location: Lovarda building – University (Kassai Street)

10.00 22.00 Registration
19.00 – 19.30 Informal opening ceremony
19.30 – 22.00 Dinner, music

10 October, Thursday

Location: Lovarda building – University (Kassai Street)

8.00 – 10.00 Registration
9.00 – 9.30   Opening of the Conference
9.30 – 10.20 Plenary session, presentations
1, Professor Dr. Lucka Kajfez Bogataj: Past 40 years of change, the Planet's view
(Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
2, Julia Marton-Lefèvre: The Role of Protected Areas in Providing Nature Based Solutions to Global Challenges? (Director General, IUCN)

10.20 – 10.50 Coffee break
10.50 – 11.40 Plenary session, presentations
3, Professor Emeritus Dr. Varga Zoltán: Pannonian habitats: insights into conservation management for European protected areas
(Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Debrecen, Hungary)
4, Peter Ogden: 40 years later – are Europe’s most prized natural areas being managed successfully to meet tomorrow’s challenges ? (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
13.00 – 14.00 Registration for the EUROPARC Federation General Assembly 
14.00 – 17.30 EUROPARC Federation General Assembly 

Location: Debrecen - restaurants

19.00  Dinner (independently in given restaurants)

11 October, Friday

Location: destinations of the field trips and the village of Hortobágy

8.15 – 8.30     Assembly in front of the Lovarda building
8.30 – 14.00   Field trip (packed cold lunch)
14.00 – 16.00 Walk in the village of Hortobágy (exhibitions, Craftsmen’s yard)
14.00 – 15.00 Briefing and summary for workshop chairs
16.00 – 19.00 Observing of the migration of cranes over the Puszta
19.00 – 03.00 Dinner (authentic meals cooked over an open fire), folk music, dancing

Shuttle bus service from 23.00

12 October, Saturday

Location: rooms in the Economics and Informatics buildings – University (Kassai Street)

9.00 – 10.30   Workshop
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 13.00 Workshop
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch – Lovarda building
14.00 – 17.00 Side meetings

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 – 03.00 Gala dinner

13 October, Sunday

Leisure activities (sightseeing, shopping), facultative
Departure