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BEES Xmas Market

BEES Xmas Market

The Belgian Ecosystem Services (BEES) network organized the third edition of the BEES X-mas Market. On the 13th of December 2016 people from academia, public administration and civil society, from Belgium and abroad, gathered together with one common interest: to discuss research, practice and policy on ecosystem services.

This year’s host, the Natural Capital Platform of the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University gathered more than 30 different initiatives and organisations for an informal event to exchange ideas and learn from one another’s experiences. The public, given the host of the event, were mainly students from Ghent University. This gave the ELO the opportunity to inform and interact with the younger generation on the issues of today and challenges which await us in the future.

In honour of the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus + Programme for education, training, youth and sports, special attention was given to the Erasmus + projects in which the ELO participated, REVAB, CO-FARM and FEAL. In short, REVAB focuses on the reuse and valorisation of agricultural buildings through training based on real experiences. The CO-FARM project aims at enhancing cooperation amongst farming entrepreneurs by developing a flexible training system. Lastly, FEAL seeks to raise awareness of the worth and cultural value of multifunctional farming for the sustainability of the European agricultural landscapes.

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