ENCA Plenary Meetings

ENCA Plenary meetings are where all major decisions affecting the network are made.  This includes the choice of working topics, approval of activities and creation or cessation of Interest Groups.  Plenary meetings are held twice a year and focus on selected topics.  Past plenaries have discussed green infrastructure, the integration of biodiversity and ecosystems into business strategic planning and operations, protected sites, amongst others.   
Next meeting:

21st ENCA Plenary, 23-24 October, Lithuania
The 21st ENCA plenary will be hosted by VSTT and take place in the Dzūkija National Park.

20th ENCA Plenary, 21-23 May 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The 20th ENCA plenary focus was the 'Integration of nature protection into spatial planning and sectoral policies in Slovenia'.

19th ENCA Plenary, 6-8th November 2016, Bern, Switzerland
The 19th ENCA plenary focus was 'Large Carnivore management: a shared issue', it further examined ENCA's strategic priorities.  It was hosted by FOEN in Bern, Switzerland.

18th ENCA Plenary, May 2016, Brussels, Belgium

The 18th ENCA plenary discussed the ENCA Fitness check recommendations with a focus on the topic of financing.  It was jointly hosted by JNCC and SNH at Scotland House, Brussels.

Presentations can be downloaded from ENCA18 Brussels, May 2016

17th ENCA Plenary, 05-07 October 2015, Helsinki, Finland 

    The 17th ENCA plenary was hosted by Metsahallitus in Helsinki, Finland.  The 17th ENCA Plenary discussed:
  • The European Commission's health check of the Birds and Habitats Directive, and,
  • how these can be better implemented 
Presentations can be downloaded from ENCA17 Helsinki, Finland

16th ENCA Plenary, 19-20 May 2015, Belgrade, Serbia
The 16th ENCA plenary was generously hosted by the Institute of Nature Conservation of Serbia.  Plenary discussed:
  • The European Commission's health check of the Birds and Habitats Directive, and
  • Renewable Energy and nature conservation
15th ENCA Plenary, 29-20 Sepember 2014, Peterborough, England, UK
The 15th ENCA Plenary discussed landscape scale planning and management for nature conservation.
Presentations can be downloaded from the ENCA15_England page.  >>>   
Plenary endorsed the ENCA statement on 'Planning and delivering agri-environment schemes at a landscape scale to achieve greater benefits for wildlife and people'.
14th ENCA Plenary, 18-20 May 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
The 14th ENCA Plenary looked at data gathering, processing and reporting for nature conservation.  Presentations can be downladed from the ENCA14_Prague page. >>>
13th ENCA Plenary Meeting:  20-22 October 2013, Bonn Germany

The focus for the 13th ENCA Plenary was the integration of infrastructure into landscapes and the application of compensation measures for impacts upon biodiversity, nature and landscape.

Presentations can be downloaded from the ENCA13_Bonn page. >>>

12th ENCA Plenary Meeting:  22-23 April 2013, Montpellier, France
The 12th ENCA Plenary explored how appropriate governance and financial instruments could make nature conservation work better.

Presentations can be downloaded from the ENCA12_Montpellier page. >>> 

11th ENCA Plenary Meeting: 24-25 September 2012, Brussels, Belgium

The 11th ENCA plenary focused on the integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services into business.  Presentations and discussion focused around:


·  The context and value to business for integrating biodiversity and ecosystems as part of strategic planning and operations.

·   Practical approaches at EU and national levels to encourage the integration of biodiversity and ecosystems into business.

·   Discussion and examples from industry representatives.
For more information and to download papers please follow the link to the ENCA11 page.  >>>

10th ENCA plenary meeting: 22 - 24 April 2012 in Gumpoldskirchen, Austria - please visit the ENCA10 page

9th ENCA plenary meeting: 10 -12 October 2011 Haarlem (The Netherlands) - please visit the ENCA09 page

8th ENCA plenary meeting: 16 - 17 May 2011 in Inverness (Scotland) - please visit the ENCA08 page

Please visit the Past Plenaries page for further details on:

7th ENCA Plenary meeting:  6 - 7 September 2010, Pomena Island, Mljet (Croatia)

6th ENCA Plenary meeting: 22-23 March 2010 in Urdaibai (Basque Country, Spain) 

5th ENCA Plenary meeting:  7 - 8 September 2009 in Dubingiai (Lithunia)

4th ENCA Plenary meeting: 11 -12 May 2009 in Locarno (Switzerland) 

3rd ENCA Plenary meeting: 27 - 28 October 2008 in Prague (Czech Republic)

2nd ENCA Plenary meeting:  3 - 4 March 2008 in Caernarfon (Wales)

1st ENCA Plenary meeting: 6 - 7 September in Bonn (Germany)