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Positive Visions for Biodiversity

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Positive Visions for Biodiversity

Time: November 16, 2010 to November 17, 2010
Location: Management Center Europe
Street: Rue de l'Acqueduc, 118
City/Town: 1050 Brussels
Website or Map:…
Phone: +32 (0) 2 627 43 19
Event Type: century, townhall, meeting
Organized By: Estelle Balian - EPBRS
Latest Activity: Oct 25, 2010

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Event Description

"Positive Visions for Biodiversity" is a very special event of the Belgian Presidency of the EU and of the International Year of Biodiversity that will be held in Brussels, November 16-17.

"Positive Visions of Biodiversity" is a unique opportunity to envision this future for People and Nature that we want and need. This creative event will gather 250 participants from different walks of life (artists, politicians, scientists, philosophers, journalists, business men, etc.) divided up into 25 tables where an interactive and lively brainstorming will take place.

Basically, the idea is to rethink the relationship between humans and Nature by:

DAY 1/Creating a vision: in what kind of world would we like to live in 2050?
DAY 2/Creating a concrete pathway to achieve this vision: Which steps should be taken by every actor of the society to contribute to this pathway?

The method used is very innovative: Century Townhall Meeting®, as developed by Global Voices:
It was used in 2005 for the World Economic Forum in Davos; during the Barack Obama campaign; and by the former President of the US, Bill Clinton who hosted numerous heads of state conference. This method enables every participant to contribute to the discussions and to prioritize the answers given.

If you wish to participate, please register online at the bottom of this page:

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question.

Best regards,

Angélique Berhault
Estelle Balian & Angélique Berhault

Event Secretariat
"Positive Visions for Biodiversity" Brussels 16-19 November 2010

Belgian Biodiversity Platform (
European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS:

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Rue Vautier 29
1000 Brussels

Tel. +32 (0) 2 627 43 19 or +32 (0) 2 238 34 98
Fax.+32 (0) 2 627 41 13

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