Client: Eurosite
Year: 2016
Outcome: Natura 2000 Twinning Workshop with 20 participants and summary report

The first European Twinning Programme, which linked 33 sites across Europe, was already launched in 1987. In recent years twinning was regularly mentioned during the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process Seminars and other Networking events. Eurosite and ELO believe that a (formal) Natura 2000 Twinning Framework will hugely benefit the exchange of knowledge and experience between public and private Natura 2000 managers across Europe. In order to develop such a framework, Eurosite and its member organisation Natuurmonumenten, in cooperation with ELO and ECNC, organised a Natura 2000 Twinning Workshop to look back and learn from past experiences and design the contours of a new framework. A very fruitful workshop was held in Ackerdijkse Plassen and the Island of Tiengemeten near Rotterdam, on 30 November and 1 December 2016.


  • Co-organisation of the workshop (logistics and content)
  • Facilitation of working groups sessions
  • Development of workshop report and ideas for the (new) Twinning Framework


Assignment carried out by Albertien as project support officer for Eurosite.