First Joint Working Groups Meeting
Bratislava, Slovakia - 10th October 2004
COST 634 'On- and Off-site Environmental Impacts of Runoff and Erosion'
Objectives and scope
The main objective of the Action is to develop an integrated understanding of on- and off-site impacts of soil erosion at the catchment scale. This requires the development of tools as well as methodologies to support decision making for the sustainable management of erosion-sensitive areas at the farm level, including the implementation of soil protection measures.
This is an opportunity to influence the direction of European research on the impact of runoff and erosion. Please look at the technical annexe for this COST action.
This sets out the broad aims for participants of the action, but the particular objective of our first meeting is to define the particular focus of our meetings over the next four years, and the themes of the publications that we expect to follow from them. COST supports attendance at meetings, and not research directly, but provides a forum to network with potential partners across Europe, and so can prove a springboard to research applications.
The 1st day of the meeting concerns the 'Policy issues in the implementation of sustainable land use', through national contributions. The objective is to give an overview on conservation policy and practice (i.e. what is happening in the diffrent countries). The 2nd and the 3rd day will be devoted to discussions in Working Groups, introduced by Key Note papers, and plenary session.
Participants will have the possibility to present posters or other documents. If you would like to make a brief (5 minute) contribution to the discussion of our future priorities, please inform Anne-Véronique Auzet and your national COST634 representative. There is support for a number of delegates (maximum 4 per country) to the conference
A. V. Auzet (France), Pavol Bielek (SK), John Boardman (UK), R. Bujnovski (SK), K. Helming (Germany), V. Jetten (NL), M.J. Kirkby (UK), P. Olsen (DK), Jerzy Rejman (PL), Milos Stankowianski (SK), Jan Styk (SK)
Congres hotel SUZA, Drotarska 46, 811 04 Bratislava
Dr. Radoslav Bujnovský, Mgr. Katarína Poltárska, Mgr. Rastislav Skalský, Stepánka Kaniková.
Registration fee is 100 € before August 30th, and 110 € after. It includes meals (ice-breaker reception, breakfast, lunch and diner on 8.-9th October and breakfast and lunch on the 10th October, two refreshment breaks per a day during the meeting on October 8 -10 as well as a notebook and a pen).
Please transfer the amount to the following bank account before August 30th:
60 double rooms are preliminary reserved in Congress hotel SUZA. Price per double room is around 30 EUR+ 0,4 € per day as payment to local municipality. Breakfast is not included in the room price - therefore it will be included into the registration fee.
Individual reservations must be realised before September (because possible penalties for non occupied booked rooms executed by SSCRI in June).
Additional 15 single rooms are preliminary reserved in another location Congress and education centre hotel on Bardošová street 33, 833 12 Bratislava (25 € per room/night) + 0,4 € /person/day (payment for local municipality)
Web page: http://www.uvs.sk
Preliminary Time Table
Thursday, 7th October: Arrival and registration, ice-breaker reception
Friday, 8th October plenary session organised by WG1 on national policy initiatives across scales; national contribution: 15' each
Saturday, 9th October, am: 6 keynote papers, 2 for each WG to provoke discussions
Saturday, 9th October, pm WG discussions: What should be the future work of the working group; foster research in topics where substantial progress can be made ?
Saturday, 9th October, evening: steering committee meeting
Sunday, 10th October, am: plenary session: report back from discussion WG sessions and general discussion
Sunday, 10th October, pm: MC meeting, further meetings
Registration fee August 30, 2004
For further information please contact
Radoslav Bujnovský, Phone: +421-2-43338640, Fax: +421-2-43295487, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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