GREEN INTERNATIONAL ERASMUS+ SUMMER WEEK, an important international event was held at the Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine during the period from July 26 to July 30, 2021 in the city of Timisoara, Romania. It was attended by participants from more than 10 countries and was a great platform for experience exchange in running environment protection and climate change project under EU TEMPUS and ERASMUS + programs. It also has been a good opportunity for reaching out to as many potential users as possible, create new opportunities to extend the project and its results, develop new partnerships for the future.
The delegation of the Academy at GREEN INTERNATIONAL ERASMUS+ SUMMER WEEK included ERASMUS+ “ECOSERVE” project staff in charge of new master program development Zoya Yampilova, Marina Batueva, Svetlana Kisova.
Prof. Cosmin Salasan, a coordinator of ECOSERVE project at the Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine made a presentation of the project and invited participants to discuss burning issues of managing protected areas the issue that is becoming more demanding and more diverse.
Today’s managers, staff and stewards are expected to:
- Protect species, habitats and ecosystems;
- Maintain ecosystem services, vital for local and national economies;
- Support local sustainable development and use of natural resources;
- Provide opportunities for tourism and recreation;
- Promote equitable forms of governance;
- Adopt entrepreneurial approaches for generating vitally needed funding;
- Argue the case for protected areas in government legislative and decision-making processes; and
- Manage large, complex organisations and work in partnership with other sectors.
It has been agreed that people working in the protected area sector range from local volunteers and community members to senior officials working internationally. It also has been recognized that all those involved in protected area management have an important role to play, require special skills, and need support to develop their capacities.