Themis Contributes to Regional Cooperation on Biodiversity
The three-year project “Open Regional Funds for South East Europe – Biodiversity (ORF BD)”, run by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), was launched last week in Belgrade with the support of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC). The event brought together stakeholders from South Eastern Europe and provided an opportunity to identify potential sub-projects eligible for ORF BD funding in three given areas: the economic value of biodiversity and ecosystem services; transboundary ecosystem management; and biodiversity reporting and information management.
The Themis Secretariat was represented at the meeting and contributed to the discussions by sharing Themis Network experiences in the region, assessing potential synergies with other initiatives, and discussing new partnerships at the regional level. Some Themis focal points also participated in the meeting.
The meeting report is available for download