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EuroGard VII - deadline for abstract submission 16 January

5 January 2015



The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 7th European Botanic Gardens Congress - EuroGard VII is 16 January, 2015

The Congress will be held in Paris from July 6-10, 2015 at the National Natural History Museum.

This congress is organised in partnership with the European Botanic Gardens Consortium (EBGC), Botanic Gardens Conservation international (BGCI), and Jardins botaniques de France et des pays francophones (JBF).

EuroGard VII will bring together representatives from botanic gardens across Europe. The scientific programme will be focused around the new version of the European Botanic Gardens Action Plan, which will be officially launched during the Conference. The conference will address the issues and challenges facing botanic gardens in the Decade on Biodiversity and will consider opportunities and prospects for the community of botanic gardens.

The program will be structured around the following themes:

  • General principles
  • Science
  • Heritage, culture and tourism
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Climate change
  • Networking, cooperation and capacity building

The congress will also address capacity building to support the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation with a focus on relevant collaborations between European botanic gardens and partners in developing countries.

The event will be held at the National Museum of Natural History, an institution recognized for the excellence of its expertise, and its program of conservation, research and dissemination of scientific knowledge. Extensive renovations projects have been conducted for its botanic gardens, zoos and the national herbarium between 2010 and 2015.

Official Language: English (a translation service will be provided for the plenary sessions in French and English)

The conference website is now available here

The Call for papers is open until January 16th and is accessible in English here and in French here.

The Congress themes can be accessed in English here and in French here.

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