From 6 to 17 May 2013, the Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR supported the provision of a training on the ins and outs of the Birds and Habitats Directives, the cornerstone of EU’s policy on nature protection (also referred to as Natura 2000).
The training was given to 29 civil servants of the Turkish Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs as well as two NGO staff. It was implemented in Kizilcahamam, Turkey. The training was funded by the EU, while the Centre for Development Innovation was contracted by Orbicon A/S (Denmark) to provide technical input, facilitate adult learning, and support the training-of-trainers.
Implementation Birds and Habitats Directives
The programme was organised in preparation of an EU funded project that is expected to start next year, and which aims to implement the Birds and Habitats Directives in Turkey as part of the harmonisation process of Turkey – as an EU Candidate Country – with the Acquis Communautaire.