The current biodiversity crisis have led to a call for transformative change globally and in Europe - a change in how we interact with Nature that reduces pressure on biodiversity and secure Natures’ Benefits to People. This challenges how we perform conservation science, and calls for science-based practices that put humans and nature on a track that takes us out of the current crisis.
Practitioners, consultants, politicians, conservation and social scientists and students are welcomed to discuss and to design new guidelines, tools and strategies in order to meet new challenges in times of biodiversity crisis.
The opening ceremony will be held in the Congress Hall of Czech University of Life Sciences. The welcome cocktail, some snacks and will be served there.ABOUT EVENT
Prague is a charming city that you will fall in love with immediately. But you always have to look through the beauty to see what makes the city come alive. And that's the people who choose to live there.ABOUT EXCURSIONS
Below you can see various examples of field excursions that we are preparing for you. As we get closer to the conference, we will announce more detailed information about field trips and activities for conference participantsABOUT TRIPS
The congress will take place in the campus of Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU). The campus is about 20 minutes from the city centre. The campus is situated in the northwest suburb of Prague – in the city district Suchdol. It is a quiet garden-suburb with a few small protected areas near-by. Due to its location, Prague a very good initial point for field excursions across the whole Bohemia.
The modern campus offers a concentration of all services and facilities in one place, full of greenery and green technologies. There are six Faculties with classrooms and lecture theatres, two congress halls, cheap students’ dormitories, Menza (a student's dinning hall offering congress lunches for participants), restaurants and bars, parking etc. The main venue of the conference will be situated to a modern Congress Centre of the University. All these facilities are within 10 minutes by foot around the campus. There are 3 hotels in the immediate vicinity of the campus.
CZU follows principles of CSR and in the UI Green Metric World University Rankings 2021 it took 53rd place in the world (out of 912 universities; the best of Czech universities). There is a waste separation system in all the campus and a few biowaste composts. CZU follows also a special programme for reduction of disposable plastics, for example by using Filermac (micro-filtered water for free, if you come with your own bottle).
Currently the university has more than 18 000 students (10% are international students), 6 Faculties and 1 Institute. CZU offers over 170 accredited study programme at BSc, MSc and PhD levels (in 9 BSc, 20 MSc and 18 PhD programme the language of instruction is English).
We are aware that the situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic may change in the coming period. The congress has already been postponed from 2021 to 2022, thus violating the tradition of organizing the ECCB every three years. The situation is steadily calming down and we are convinced and hopeful that in August 2022 we will be able to meet together in person. In-person meetings are our priority and we hope that it will be a pleasant refreshment for you after 2 years of online conferences. We are monitoring the situation and we will endeavour to respond in a timely manner to any changes should the situation change. We are pleased to offer an online access (streaming) to selected sessions (3-4 parallel sessions during the entire scientific programme) to those people who are unable to attend the congress in person.
The Czech Republic is still a safe country in view of the unfavourable security situation in Ukraine (due to the invasion by the Russian Federation). The Czech Republic is situated 1,400 km from Kiev (the capital of Ukraine) and now provides a safe haven for women and children from war zones. From a global point of view, the Czech Republic is a member of the EU and NATO, and despite the fact that the Czech Republic is in relatively close geographical proximity to Ukraine, geopolitically the Czech Republic is as distant as, for example, France, the USA or Australia, and the same security conditions prevail.