NetworkNature TF 4 Digest: April

News
2 April 2024

The NetworkNature Task Force 4 (Communicators) is pleased to provide you with a summary of upcoming events and opportunities announced by Horizon 2020/Europe projects and select Missions. This Task Force is responsible for synergizing and enhancing communication approaches and messages across Nature-based Solutions (NbS) projects. If you are not a task force member, but would like to submit to this informal digest, please reach out to hello@networknature.eu. We will get back to you as soon as possible with instructions!

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TF 4 Digest: April

Project Updates

Upcoming Events

April

May

  • CONEXUS conference
    Dates: 15-17 May 2024; Location: Barcelona (Spain)
    The event is hosted by the CONEXUS project and this year’s conference will highlight the Latin American - European collaboration on Nature-based Solutions (NbS). A site visit of NbS implemented in Barcelona will be organised for participants. Registration process is over.
  • Centennial Celebration and Congress of the International Union of Soil Sciences
    Dates: 19-21 May 2024; Location: Firenze (Italy)
    Participants will attend two days of congress, with plenary and parallel scientific sessions. The congress will be followed by scientific excursions that will range from short local to long trips, spanning from Alps to Sicily. Online registration will close on 13 May, 2024. 
  • NATURANCE Festival
    Dates: 23-24 May 2024; Location: Laxenburg (Vienna), Austria
    The event will be an interactive gathering, with the presence of  invited guests from the Knowledge Network and the Innovation Labs. The festival will focus on insurance and investment opportunities for NbS. Pre-registration for in-person attendance to the festival is now open.
  • EU Green Week
    Dates: 29-30 May, 2024; Locations: Various
    The 2024 EU Green Week is part of a wider communication campaign dedicated to the topic of water resilience. The objective is to stimulate an EU-wide conversation around the EU’s water present and future, with an emphasis on fostering awareness and promoting positive, collaborative solutions. Want to submit an event? This year exceptionally, partner events can be organised beyond the Green Week period, starting from 29 May till 1 September 2024.

June

  • Daring Cities - Bonn Dialogues
    Dates: 3-5 June 2024; Location: Bonn, Germany
    Organised by ICLEI and the Federal City of Bonn, The Daring Cities 2024 Bonn Dialogues is an in person event where invited local and regional governments discuss key challenges within their work towards successful multi level dialogue and action. More information to come soon.
  • Urban Future
    Dates: 5-7 June 2024; Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    Organised by the Urban Future movement, this event gathers activists, urbanists and leaders to reflect on urban sustainability and climate adaptation. Participants will benefit from field trips and side events. Registration is now open.
  • Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI)
    Dates: 10-14 June 2024; Location: Helsinki and Espoo, Finland
    Co-convened by Future Earth and the Belmont Forum with local co-organizers, the SRI Congress will focus on 4 themes in Finland: green transitions, transforming technologies & the future of work; living on the frontlines of change; powering the world. Registration is now open.
  • Living Lab Middle Danube
    Dates: 11-12 June 2024; Location: Osijek, Croatia
    Organised by the Municipality of Draz and within the EcoDaLLi project, this event will showcase activities around Danube river restoration initiatives. A field trip in Draz is scheduled for participants. More information to come soon.
  • TNOC Festival 2024: The distance between dreams and reality is action
    Dates: 4-7 June 2024; Berlin, Germany
    The Nature of Cities (TNOC) is thrilled to announce the TNOC Festival 2024, a global gathering of scientists, artists, and practitioners dedicated to pushing the boundaries of transdisciplinary collaboration.
  • NBS Conference “Growing positive change”
    Dates: 18-20 June 2024; Location: Oxford, England & online
    Oxford university organises this event to scaling NbS effectively and ethically. Nine sessions will bring together researchers, NbS practitioners and leaders. Registration closes 01 June 2024.
  • EURESFO
    Dates: 26-28 June 2024; Location: Valencia, Spain
    The event brings together city representatives, experts, and stakeholders from local and regional institutions to discuss strategies, initiatives, and actions affiliating to climate change adaptation, disaster management, and the cultivation of urban resilience. Registration for the 11th edition of EURESFO is now open.
  • NBS EduWORLD Summer School 2024
    Dates: 30 June - 5 July 2024; Location: Marathon, Greece
    The NBS EduWORLD project’s Academy on teaching for NBS offers a series of training activities to support, develop, and promote teaching and testing of NBS. The Summer School will provide participating teachers with a better understanding of what nature-based solutions are and how they can integrate them into the school environment.

July 

  • Nature-Based Solutions for Water Security and Climate Adaptation Conference
    Dates: 3-5 July 2024; Location: Belgrade, Serbia
    The Conference is organised by RECONECT network, a project financed by the European Commission (www.reconect.eu). It will focus on 4 themes: building with nature, monitoring & evaluation, policy & financing instruments, future prospects. Registration is now open.
  • Living Lab Upper Danube
    Dates: 8-9 July 2024; Location: Ulm, Germany
    This event will be the occasion to present insights from the EcoDaLLi project, which aims to better centralise Danube basin and deltas’ initiatives of ecological restoration and preservation. More information to come soon.
  • TERRAenVISION 4
    Dates: 8-11 July 2024; Location: Valencia, Spain
    Organised by EIT Climate KIC and the University of Valencia, the event will focus on 4 themes: NbS for agriculture and natural areas, NbS for natural hazards, NbS for land and water management, measuring processes and impact of NbS. Registration is now open.

Calls for Proposals (Events)

  • Innovate4Cities Conference
    The 2024 Innovate4Cities Conference is convening in September in Montreal and we’re calling you to submit an abstract and be part of the conversation! Submissions are due May 10th. 

Calls for Abstracts (Publications)

Other 

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