The European Commission’s LIFE programme unit and Regione Lombardia are organising, with the support of the Neemo EEIG External Team, a LIFE platform meeting on Invasive Alien Species. The event takes place in Milan, Italy on 29th and 30th November 2017, within the framework of the LIFE GESTIRE2020 (LIFE14 IPE IT 018) project.

Invasive Alien Species (IAS) and their impact to the environment are one of the key topics addressed by LIFE projects over the years, which should deserve adequate dissemination and which should act as example for the development of further ideas and proposals. The meeting will bring together LIFE projects and other organisations, to share the many experiences and case studies on this topic, assess strength and weaknesses of the LIFE programme in relation to the implementation of the EU Regulation of IAS, evaluate future challenges and opportunities, including links with other nature protection legislation and with other EU financial resources.

LIFE GESTIRE2020 is an integrated nature project aiming to implement a regional strategy for Natura 2000 and biodiversity in Lombardy. Among actions to improve the conservation status of protected habitats and species, the topic of alien species is being addressed by the project by the implementation of a Regional strategy on IAS.

Venue, Accomodation and Travel Information

Detailed program and poster of the platform meeting.

A catalogue of LIFE projects contributing to the management of alien species in the European Union

IAS Platform Meeting OutcomeParticipants’ conclusions and recommendations to the European Commission and EU Member States

As mentioned at the end of the platform meeting on invasive alien species held in Milan on 29-30 November, we have developed a satisfaction survey which is available at the following link:
It should take less than 5 minutes to fill in the questionnaire, and we would very appreciate your feedback. Please note that it will be available only until 15/12/2017 at 19:00.