The current biodiversity crisis have led to a call for transformative change globally and in Europe - a change in how we interact with Nature that reduces pressure on biodiversity and secure Natures’ Benefits to People. This challenges how we perform conservation science, and calls for science-based practices that put humans and nature on a track that takes us out of the current crisis.
Practitioners, consultants, politicians, conservation and social scientists and students are welcomed to discuss and to design new guidelines, tools and strategies in order to meet new challenges in times of biodiversity crisis.
Stay up-to-date on the congress updates by simply putting in your email address and name. Two minutes of your time will help the organizers in these uncertain times to estimate the final number of participants. As a reward for your time, we will randomly select pre-registered participants who will receive local congress wine. Thank you for your cooperation & help.
Prague - Hearth of Europe
ECCB Returns back to Prague after 12 years!!!
Looking at the map we can find that Prague really is a focal point; heart and centre of the continent. However, Prague is not only a geographical heart of Europe, but also a place where for centuries different nations were mixing and different cultures were merging, influencing each other. Those who walk through Prague walk through the history of Europe and its cultural streams.
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
The congress will take place in the campus of Czech University of Life Sciences (CZU). The campus is about 20 minutes from the city centre. The campus is situated in the northwest suburb of Prague – in the city district Suchdol. It is a quiet garden-suburb with a few small protected areas near-by. Due to its location, Prague a very good initial point for field excursions across the whole Bohemia.
The modern campus offers a concentration of all services and facilities in one place. There are six Faculties with classrooms and lecture theatres, two congress halls, cheap students’ dormitories, Menza (a student restaurant), restaurants and bars, parking etc. The main venue of the conference will be situated to a modern Congress Centre of the University. All these facilities are within 10 minutes by foot around the campus. There are 3 hotels in the immediate vicinity of the campus.
CZU follows principles of CSR and in the UI Green Metric World University Rankings 2018 it took 31st place in the world (out of 780 universities; the best of Czech universities). There is a waste separation system in all the campus and a few biowaste composts. CZU follows also a special programme for reduction of disposable plastics, for example by using Filermac (micro-filtered water for free, if you come with your own bottle).
We are aware that the situation regarding the pandemic COVID-19 pandemic may change in the coming period. We are monitoring the situation and, in the event of a worsening situation, we plan to move the ECCB to August 2022, or we are also ready for those who will not be able to attend the congress, mediate and offer online participation. For more information on how the ECCB Steering Committee will plan the different scenarios.