Second announcement and invitation to the International Conference ICZM/RBM

Ljubljana, 10-11 November 2010

International Center for Promotion of Enterprises
invites you to attend

International Conference

Integrated environmental Management of the Adriatic / Mediterranean–Black Sea Coastal Areas and the Danube/Sava River Basins focused on transport and tourism

ICPE, Ljubljana, Slovenia
10-11 November, 2010

The conference is organised in cooperation with

the European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD); the United Nations Environment Programme / Mediterranean Action Plan

with the support

of the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Government of the Republic of Slovenia, and the Regional Cooperation Council, Sarajevo

Dear participants and resource persons, dear guests,

  • This is the follow up information to the first Announcement and invitation. It is our pleasure to inform you that we have successfuly completed activities that will contribute to the success of our international conference on sustainable waters mangement. We expect success both from the perspective of organisational as well as content wise. A strong motivation to our work has been added by the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia that joined in its role as co-organizer, the Minister dr. Roko Žarnić accepted the role of the key-speaker.
  • We would like to inform you that in the session of the Steering Committee on 13th September the major strategy of the conference was discussed and adopted. We put special emphasis on the quality of the speakers and especially to the second day of the conference, devoted to the presentation of mid-term research projects to be adopted by the conference.
  • Conference Programme. The principal features of the programme of the conference are presented bellow with themes proposed and speakers invited (* = to be confirmed).

The first day, morning will be devoted to the keynote address and other high-level speakers in presenting the current situation of implementation of international committments in practice. We are happy that distinguished speakers representatives and experts of different international fora and agencies have confirmed their participation. They are expected to cover in their interventions above all specific subjects, e.g. EU platform for management of waters; UNEP-MAP, ICPDR, Danube and Sava Commission, as well as Black Sea Commission including some cases of good practice in sustainable management of water resources.

Wednesday, 10 November

08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome from the Host
Dr. Štefan Bogdan Šalej, Director General, International Center for Promotion of Enterprises
Mr Janez Podobnik, Director, ECPD Institute for Sustainable Development
Prof. Janez Koželj, Deputy Mayor, City of Ljubljana, Republic of Slovenia



09:15 Keynote Address
Dr. Roko Žarnić, Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning, Government of the Republic of Slovenia

09:45 Coffee Break

10:00 Introduction
Dr. Anton Vratuša, Honorary President of ICPE Council

10:15 Law, social responsibility and practise

Implementation of International Law
Dr. Andraž Zidar, Director General of Directorate for International Law and Protection of Citizens, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia

Implementation of social responsibility
Ddr. Matjaž Mulej, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor, Republic of Slovenia

Human Resources Development for Sustainable Development
Dr. Boris Cizelj, Director of Slovenian Business and Research Association, Republic of Slovenia
Ecologists without Borders
Ms. Polonca Štritof, Ecologists without borders, Non-governmental organization, Republic of Slovenia


11:15 International Water Strategies

Synthesis of coastal and river basin sustainable development
Dr. Mitja Bricelj, Secretary, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Republic of Slovenia

Mediterranean Action Plan
Ms. Maria Luisa Silva Mejias, UNEP/MAP Deputy Coordinator and Officer-in-Charge, Athens, Greece

Regional cooperation in the Black Sea area
Dr. Ahmet Kideys, Executive Director, Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution, Istanbul, Turkey

International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River
Mr. Philip Weller, Executive Secretary, International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River, Vienna, Austria

Framework Agreement on the Sava River Basin
Dr. Dejan Komatina, Secretary General, International Sava River Basin Commission, Zagreb, Croatia

Waterpool Competence Network
Dr. Hans Zojer, Waterpool Competence Network, Graz, Austria

Q & A



13:30 Buffet Lunch hosted by ICPE and ECPD

15:00 Case Studies of Integrated Water Management

Public Private Water partnership in Portugal
Prof. Dr. Francisco Nunes Correia, Former Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning
of the Portuguese Republic and Full Professor at IST Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Sustainable management of open public spaces – The Ljubljanica River
Mag. Igor Cotič, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Applied Comprehensive Water Management Support Tools – Slovenia Case
doc.dr. Primož Banovec, Water Science Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Q & A

15:45 Coffee Break

16:00 Waters and Tourism

Ms. Marta Turk, President of the Ljubljana Regional Chamber of Commerce, Slovenia

Mag. Nataša Bratina Jurkovič, Outstanding Landscapes in the Mediterranean

Q & A

16:45 Waters and Transport

Integrated Infrastructure Planning
Mag. Miroslav Kukobat, Head of Infrastructure and Energy Unit, Regional Cooperation Council, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina

Q & A


19:30 Reception by the Mayor Zoran Jankovič, The City of Ljubljana


Thursday, 11 November


Project Working Groups' Meetings

09:00 Essential Components of Successful Projects

Dr. Matjaž Mulej, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Ms. Mateja Rudolf, RR&Co. Knowledge Centre,Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dr. Dejan Erić, Director, Institute of Economic Science, Belgrade, Serbia

Q & A

10:00 Presentation of Projects

1. Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development
Ddr. Matjaž Mulej, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor and IRDO ,Maribor, Slovenia

2. The Contribution of the SMEE Sector to the Development of the Danube Region
Dr. Dejan Erić, Director, Institute of Economic Science, Belgrade, Serbia

3. Integrated Management of Nature Park Goričko
Dr. Bernard Goršak, Director, Nature Park Goričko, Grad, Slovenia

4. Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Green Franchising
Mag. Igor Pavlin, Director, Franchising Slovenia

5. The Heart of Adria – Heritage, Environment, Archaeology, and Tourism
Dr. Aleksander Panjek, Vice Rector, University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia

6. Recreational and Long Distance Tourist Bicycle Lanes along Sava River, Connecting Capital Cities of Ljubljana, Zagreb and Belgrade
Mr. Marko Kolenc, Mag. Martin Maček, City of Ljubljana, Department of Sport
Mag. Igor Cotič, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

7. Integrated Management of the Sava River between Krško and Zagreb
Dr. Mitja Bricelj, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia, Dr. Primož Banovec, Water Science Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

8. Network of Observing Systems in the Adriatic Region
Dr. Alenka Malej, Maritime Biology Station, Piran, Slovenia

11:30 Work in Project Groups

13:00 Buffet Lunch


Plenary session

14:30 Project Groups Report

Discussion

16:00 Adoption of Decisions and Recommendations

Registration, travel and accomodation:

  • The registration fee will be as already mentioned in our first annoucement 100 € , for students 50€; however the presenters, resource persons and invited guests will be extempt from the payment. The registration fee covers all conference material as well as special publication containing proceedings of the conference. Based on appropriate justification the secretariat of the conference retains the discretion to reduce the fee for some participants or extempt them from payment of the fee .

  • Accommodation. As already mentioned in our First Announcement some of the most frequently used hotels by the participants of the ICPE activities:


Austria Trend Hotel: http://www.austria-trend.at/Hotel-Ljubljana/en/

Hotel Park: http://www.bookingpoint.net/sl/slovenija/hotel/ljubljana/hotel-park-126SI2.html

Hotel Mons: http://www.sloveniaholidays.com/hotel-mons

Gostisce Portal: http://www.sloveniaholidays.com/gostisce-portal



icpe may advise the participants on travel and on the accommodation in Ljubljana Hotels to the interested participants.



We kindly request you to fill in the online registration form:

http://bookwhen.com/icpe

The following institutions have already covered some of the costs of the International Conference:

- Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Republic of Slovenia;

- Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office, ASO Ljubljana;

- British Embassy, Ljubljana;


* Contact Person for administrative and logistic matters: david.tavzelj@icpe.si


The following institutions have facilitated the International Conference:

Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Republic of Slovenia;

Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office, ASO Ljubljana;

British Embassy, Ljubljana;


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