Culture, Heritage and Diversity

Second National Workshop of the joint Council of Europe/European Commission’s Programme

“Support for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)'s Programme of Work on Protected Areas in the EU Neighbourhood Policy East Area and Russia”

Tbilisi, Georgia, April 19-20, 2010
Ministry of Environment Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia
6 Gulua Street; Tbilisi (Conference Hall - 4th Floor)


14:30 – 18:00

National Workshop

14:30 – 14:40

Opening and welcoming remarks by National authorities and the Council of Europe International Consultant

14:40 – 15:00

Presentation of the goals, methodology and specific objectives of the National Workshop

    o Mr. Marc Roekaerts, International Consultant

15:00 – 15:30

Reference data on species and habitats: analysis of main results at national workshop level and overview of the opened questions

    o Mr. Marc Roekaerts, International Consultant

15:30 – 15:50

Coffee Break

15:50 – 16:30

GIS Distribution data for species and habitats:

    o Introduction by Mr. Marc Roekaerts, International Consultant
    o Overview of proposals by national delegate(s)

16:30 – 17:00

Questions and Answers

17:00 – 18:00

Emerald Sites Database and software (Mr. Marc Roekaerts, international Consultant)

    o General review
    o GIS boundaries
    o Questions and answers

April 20

09:30 – 14:15

National Workshop – Georgia (cont.)

09:30 – 11:00

Update of the Habitats Interpretation Manual (Mr. Marc Roekaerts, international Consultant)

    o Presentation of the current Manual: gaps and possibilities for improvements
    o Overview of the expected comments and role of the National team (group discussion)

10:00 – 11:30

Questions and answers

11:30 – 12:30

Relevant “Other” species and habitats of Georgia: draft proposals for updating the Bern Convention, procedure and informal technical evaluation – (Group discussion)

12:30 – 14:15

    Lunch break

Moderator: Mr. Marc Roekaerts, International Consultant