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UPCOMING EVENTS – April - May 2019

Workshops

Batumi, Georgia
September 25th 2019

Learn how biodiversity can contribute to your well-being with experts from six countries! 

Specialists in biodiversity research from University of Presov (Slovakia), Hungarian Natural Museum in Budapest, Universi ty of South Bohemia (Czech Republic), University of Lodz (Poland), National Academy of Science of Azerbaijan, and Ilia State University invite all citizens, policy-makers, NGOs, and the other persons interested in cooperation in biodiversity conservation for human wellbeing to become participants in our workshop which is going to be held at Batumi Shota Ru staveli State University (Ninoshvili/Rustaveli str. 35/32, Batumi 6010, Georgia) on September 25, 2019 at 10.00 AM.

Enter the workshop, become a part of the network of experts, enthusiasts, and organizations who care about the biodiversity and human well-being in your country. Each participant can get interesting information on how scientists can help citizens and how citizens can help scientists, why is biodiversity important and how can people profit from biodiversity in the Caucasus. Discuss with us local problems related to biodiversity and its protection and let’s try to find solutions which can be beneficial also for both biodiversity  and human well-being. 

For more details, do not hesitate to contact us at michal.rendos@unipo.sk or click on the following links
http://visegrad.fhpv.unipo.sk/,
https://www.facebook.com/BiodiversityCaucasus/
and https://twitter.com/biodiversity_ca.

This event and the project “V4 & Eastern Partnership Cooperation in Biodiversity Conservation for Human Wellbeing” are co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

Chakvi, Georgia
September 26th 2019

Learn how biodiversity can contribute to your well-being with experts from six countries! 

Specialists in biodiversity research from University of Presov (Slovakia), Hungarian Natural Museum in Budapest, University of S outh Bohemia (Czech Republic), University of Lodz (Poland), National Academy of Science of Azerbaijan, and Ilia State University invite all citizens, policy-makers, NGOs, and the other persons interested in cooperation in  biodiversity conservation for human wellbeing to become participants in our workshop which is going to be held in Mtirala National Park (Megeneishvili str 13, Chakvi, Georgia) on September 26, 2019 at 10.00 AM.

Enter the workshop, become a part of the network of experts, enthusiasts, and organizations who care about the biodiversity and human well-being in your country. Each participant can get interesting information on how scientists can help citizens and how citizens can help scientists, why is biodiversity important and how can people profit from biodiversity in the Caucasus. Discuss with us local problems related to biodiversity and its protection and let’s try to find solutions which can be beneficial also for both biodiversity  and human well-being. 

For more details, do not hesitate to contact us at michal.rendos@unipo.sk or click on the following links
http://visegrad.fhpv.unipo.sk/,
https://www.facebook.com/BiodiversityCaucasus/
and https://twitter.com/biodiversity_ca.

This event and the project “V4 & Eastern Partnership Cooperation in Biodiversity Conservation for Human Wellbeing” are co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

Fieldworks

Adjaris-Tskali River Basin, Georgia
from 25th to 29th September 2019

Become an expert on biodiversity! Join our research team and learn about your country's fauna under the supervision of specialists!

Specialists in biodiversity research from University of Presov (Slovakia), Hungarian Natural Museum in Budapest, University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic), University of Lodz (Poland) National Academy of Science of Azerbaijan and Ilia State University (Georgia) will conduct biodiversity research in the basin of Adjaris-Tskali River from 25 to 29, September 2019. Our aim is to assess the diversity of less known animal groups and teach participants in field research method, inform about biodiversity importance and protection.

Joining us will give you a great opportunity to experience biological fieldwork and professional biodiversity research. You will be part of the network of organizations and specialists that concern with the conservation of biodiversity and human well-being in the Caucasus region. Our specialists, each of them a real biodiversity enthusiast, are ready to teach you how to sample, determine and protect different groups of invertebrate fauna. You will become experienced in various methodological approaches to sampling invertebrates from aquatic as well as terrestrial habitats. Besides, you will work with the modern microscopic technique and use smart devices and application software.

For more details, do not hesitate to contact us at michal.rendos@unipo.sk or click on the following links
http://visegrad.fhpv.unipo.sk/,
https://www.facebook.com/BiodiversityCaucasus/
and https://twitter.com/biodiversity_ca.

This event and the project “V4 & Eastern Partnership Cooperation in Biodiversity Conservation for Human Wellbeing” are co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

surroundings of Gäncä, Azerbaijan
from 30th September to 3th October 2019

Become an expert on biodiversity! Join our research team and learn about your country's fauna under the supervision of specialists!

Specialists in biodiversity research from University of Presov (Slovakia), Hungarian Natural Museum in Budapest, University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic), University of Lodz (Poland) National Academy of Science of Azerbaijan and Ilia State University (Georgia) will conduct biodiversity research in the surroundings of Gäncä from 30 September to 3 October 2019. Our aim is to assess the diversity of less known animal groups and teach participants in field research method, inform about biodiversity importance and protection.

Joining us will give you a great opportunity to experience biological fieldwork and professional biodiversity research. You will be part of the network of organizations and specialists that concern with the conservation of biodiversity and human well-being in the Caucasus region. Our specialists, each of them a real biodiversity enthusiast, are ready to teach you how to sample, determine and protect different groups of invertebrate fauna. You will become experienced in various methodological approaches to sampling invertebrates from aquatic as well as terrestrial habitats. Besides, you will work with the modern microscopic technique and use smart devices and application software.

For more details, do not hesitate to contact us at michal.rendos@unipo.sk or click on the following links
http://visegrad.fhpv.unipo.sk/,
https://www.facebook.com/BiodiversityCaucasus/
and https://twitter.com/biodiversity_ca.

This event and the project “V4 & Eastern Partnership Cooperation in Biodiversity Conservation for Human Wellbeing” are co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

EVENTS – April - May 2019

Workshops

Telavi, Georgia
May 1th 2019

Workshop on Caucasus biodiversity research at Telavi State University

In the frame of the International Visegrad Fund project “V4 & Eastern Partnership cooperation in Biodiversity Conservation for Human Wellbeing”, the first workshop will take place at the Telavi State University, on May 1st, 2019, 11:0d0AM. Experts from six countries will give lectures on the biodiversity research, the importance of biodiversity knowledge and conservation. Participants will present preliminary data, their visions on biodiversity in the Caucasus, and discuss the partnership building and cooperation possibilities in biodiversity research in the Caucasus regarding conservation and human well-being.

Enter the workshop, become a part of the network of experts, enthusiasts, and organizations who care about the biodiversity and human well-being in your country. Each participant can get plenty of interesting information but also be actively involved in a network of experts and enthusiasts working to protect the biodiversity of the Caucasus for human wellbeing at the workshop. With professionals from the University of Presov (Slovakia), Hungarian Natural Museum in Budapest, University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic), University of Lodz (Poland), National Academy of Science of Azerbaijan, and Ilia State University, participants can look for the possibility of co-operation in both the field and the lab, to prepare conditions for exchange and interships, and plan other joint projects.

Telavi, Georgia
May 2th 2019

Lecture and workshop on biodiversity and human well-being with examples for citizens, NGO, policymakers

Learn how biodiversity can contribute to your well-being with experts from six countries!

Specialists in biodiversity research from University of Presov (Slovakia), Hungarian Natural Museum in Budapest, University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic), University of Lodz (Poland), National Academy of Science of Azerbaijan, and Ilia State University invite all citizens, policy-makers, NGOs, and the other persons interested in cooperation in biodiversity conservation for human wellbeing to become participants in our workshop which is going to be held in the Batsara-babaneuri protected area office on May 2th, 2019.

Enter the workshop, become a part of the network of experts, enthusiasts, and organizations who care about the biodiversity and human well-being in your country. Each participant can get interesting information on how scientists can help citizens and how citizens can help scientists, why is biodiversity important and how can people profit from biodiversity in the Caucasus. Discuss with us local problems related to biodiversity and its protection and let’s try to find solutions which can be beneficial also for both biodiversity and human well- being.

For more details, do not hesitate to contact us at michal.rendos@unipo.sk.

Qax, Azerbaijan
May 7th, 2019

Lecture and workshop on biodiversity and human well-being with examples for citizens, NGO, policymakers

Learn how biodiversity can contribute to your well-being with experts from six countries!

Specialists in biodiversity research from University of Presov (Slovakia), Hungarian Natural Museum in Budapest, University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic), University of Lodz (Poland), National Academy of Science of Azerbaijan, and Ilia State University invite all citizens, policy-makers, NGOs, and the other persons interested in cooperation in biodiversity conservation for human wellbeing to become participants in our workshop which is going to be held in the Tofik İsmayılov adına Şəhər 5 №-li tam orta məktəb, Ünvan: Qax ş.M.Müşviq on May 7th, 2019.

Enter the workshop, become a part of the network of experts, enthusiasts, and organizations who care about the biodiversity and human well-being in your country. Each participant can get interesting information on how scientists can help citizens and how citizens can help scientists, why is biodiversity important and how can people profit from biodiversity in the Caucasus. Discuss with us local problems related to biodiversity and its protection and let’s try to find solutions which can be beneficial also for both biodiversity and human well- being.

For more details, do not hesitate to contact us at michal.rendos@unipo.sk.

Qax, Azerbaijan
May 8th, 2019

Lecture and workshop on biodiversity and human well-being with examples for citizens, NGO, policymakers

Become an expert on biodiversity! Join our research team and learn about your country's fauna under the supervision of specialists!

SSpecialists in biodiversity research from University of Presov (Slovakia), Hungarian Natural Museum in Budapest, University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic), University of Lodz (Poland), will provide biodiversity research in the Qax surroundings from 6th to 10th May 2019 to assess the diversity of less known animal groups and teach participants in field research methods, inform on biodiversity importance and protection.

Joining us will give you a great opportunity to experience biological fieldwork and professional biodiversity research. You will be part of the network of organizations and specialists that concern with the conservation of biodiversity and human well-being in the Caucasus region. Our specialists, each of them a real biodiversity enthusiast, are ready to teach you how to sample, determine and protect different groups of invertebrate fauna. You will become experienced in various methodological approaches to sampling invertebrates from aquatic as well as terrestrial habitats. Besides, you will work with the modern microscopic technique and use smart devices and application software.

Participation in our biodiversity research is free of charge for everyone. The number of participants is limited. For more details, do not hesitate to contact us at michal.rendos@unipo.sk.

Fieldworks and education in field

Tbilisi, Georgia
April 27th to 30th 2019
Telavi, Georgia
May 1st to 4th 2019

Biodiversity research, interactive education and training in field

Become an expert on biodiversity! Join our research team and learn about your country's fauna under the supervision of specialists!

Specialists in biodiversity research from University of Presov (Slovakia), Hungarian Natural Museum in Budapest, University of South Bohemia (Czech Republic), University of Lodz (Poland), will provide biodiversity research in the Tbilisi (April 27-30th, 2019) and Telavi (May 1-4th, 2019) surroundings to assess the diversity of less known animal groups and teach participants in field research methods, inform on biodiversity importance and protection.

Joining us will give you a great opportunity to experience biological fieldwork and professional biodiversity research. You will be part of the network of organizations and specialists that concern with the conservation of biodiversity and human well-being in the Caucasus region. Our specialists, each of them a real biodiversity enthusiast, are ready to teach you how to sample, determine and protect different groups of invertebrate fauna. You will become experienced in various methodological approaches to sampling invertebrates from aquatic as well as terrestrial habitats. Besides, you will work with the modern microscopic technique and use smart devices and application software.

Participation in our biodiversity research is free of charge for everyone. The number of participants is limited. For more details, do not hesitate to contact us at michal.rendos@unipo.sk.

EVENTS – September 2018

Workshops

Tbilisi, Georgia
September 14th 2018

Workshop on biodiversity and human well-being at Ilia State University (Georgia)

Lecturers (researchers and experts) from the V4 countries, Georgia and Azerbaijan, visitors – students, t eachers, and researches from Ilia State University attended this event. Prior to workshop, meeting of all experts and partners representatives was done. The workshop was opened by a short presentation of project (basic information, aims and goals, participants, etc.), information on the International Visegrad Fund (basic information, mis sion, calls, etc.), and workshop agenda. The lectures on current state of knowledge of Caucasian biodivers ity, sampling methods, determining aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates and biodiversity conservation foll owed as planed in the project proposal (+ 2 more). The workshop finished by a fruitful discussion on topic pre sented, the importance of biodiversity for human society and local citizens well-being, threats to biodiversity by human activities, and biodiversity conservation. Also, cooperation between individuals and organisations was discussed and agreed (e.g. students from Ilia State University in Tbilisi (GE) (ISU) with researchers from Universi ty of Presov (SK), Natural History Museum in Budapest (HU), and South Bohemia University (CZ), and researchers from I SU with experts from SK and PL).

Lenkoran, Azerbaijan
September 25th 2018

Workshop on Caucasus biodiversity research at Lənkəran State University

Lecturers (researchers and experts) from the V4 countries, Georgia, and Azerbaijan, visitors - other teachers and researches from Lenkoran State University, and university students attended the workshop. Prior to workshop, meeting of all experts and partners representatives with the highest Lənkəran State University (vice-rector, dean, International cooperation office director, etc.) was done. Project details, but mainly information on International Visegrad Fund were requested (dates, types, topics possible of IVF calls, amounts of project budgets, application possibilities, etc.). The workshop was opened by a short presentation of project (basic information, aims and goals, participants, etc.), information on the International Visegrad Fund (basic information, mission, calls, etc.), and workshop agenda. The lectures on current state of knowledge of Caucasian biodiversity, sampling methods, determining aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates and biodiversity conservation followed as planed in the project proposal (+ 2 more). The workshop finished by a discussion on topic presented, the importance of biodiversity for human society and local citizens well-being, threats to biodiversity by human activities, and biodiversity conservation. A significant part of the discussion included questions regarding the possibility of implementation and the possibility of engaging in major biodiversity projects, requests to address/solve the problem of biodiversity loss at the global level, etc.

Fieldworks and education in field

Kutaisi, Georgia
September 15th to 18th 2018

Fieldwork and education in field, biodiversity research in Kutaisi and its surroundings (Georgia)

During these days, we carried out biodiversity research and interactive education in the field in the basins of three largest rivers of Kutaisi region and their tributaries. Researchers from the V4 countries, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, and representatives of non-governmental organizations, participated on the biodiversity survey, where also sharing of knowledge, teaching/learning of sampling and identification methods took place. In addition, adult local citizens, students, and children/pupils from the region joined our research and interactive education in the field. The researchers (lecturers, experts) taught practically other participants to use various methods to sample aquatic and terrestrial habitats and subsequently to determine the sampled fauna, presented apps for citizens science practising. The research was supplemented by discussions and talks on importance of biodiversity and its protection needs, possible benefits of people from high biodiversity, etc. as planed in the project proposal. According to the biodiversity survey preliminary results, at least 3 new animal families new for Georgia were found. Many other taxa are under identification procedure at grantee, partners, experts, and other volunteers from several European countries. Therefore, many other new records are expected from surveyed area which will help get a significantly better view of biodiversity and its threats not only in the Kutaisi region but even in Georgia in general. Also, environmental data and biodiversity threats in the researched area were documented, analysed and will be used for the biodiversity protection management proposals preparation.

Lenkoran, Azerbaijan
September 20th to 24th 2018

Fieldwork and education in field, biodiversity research in Lənkəran and its surroundings (Azerbaijan)

Biodiversity research and interactive education in the field were conducted in the Lənkəran region. Researchers from the V4 countries, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, and representatives of non-governmental organizations, participated on the biodiversity survey, where also sharing of knowledge, teaching/learning of sampling and identification methods took place. In addition, adult local citizens, students, and children/pupils from the region joined our research and interactive education in the field. The researchers (lecturers, experts) taught practically other participants to use various methods to sample aquatic and terrestrial habitats and subsequently to determine the sampled fauna, presented apps for citizens science practising, and modern research methods (field microscopy, databases, etc.). The research was supplemented by discussions and talks on importance of biodiversity and its protection needs, possible benefits of people from high biodiversity, etc. According to the biodiversity survey preliminary results, at least 3 important pest and disease vectors for Azerbaijan and several new species for science were found. Also, several extremely rare invertebrate species were found in the Lenkoran district. Many other taxa are under identification procedure at grantee, partners, experts, and other volunteers from several European countries. Therefore, many other new records and also new species for science are expected from surveyed area which will help get a significantly better view of biodiversity and its threats not only in the Lenkoran region but even in Azerbaijan and Caucasus in general. Also, environmental data and biodiversity threats in the researched area were documented, analysed and will be used for the biodiversity protection management proposals preparation.


Workshops

Kutaisi, Georgia
September 19th 2018

Lecture and workshop at State University Kutaisi (Georgia) on “Learn how biodiversity can contribute to your well-being”

The workshop attended lecturers (researchers and experts) from the V4 countries, Georgia, and Azerbaijan, visitors – teachers, students from the Kutaisi State University, and other participants (citizens of the Kutaisi region). The workshop was opened by a short presentation of project (basic information, aims and goals, participants, etc.), information on the International Visegrad Fund (basic information, mission, calls, etc.), and workshop agenda. The lectures on local biodiversity, possible benefits for local citizens, examples of good practice and mistakes in biodiversity protection, and local biodiversity/environment problems followed as planed in the project proposal. The workshop continued by a fruitful discussion on topic presented, problems of applied research delivering benefits for biodiversity, citizens, and stakeholders (local medicinal plants growing and processing, separation and recycling of valued polymers and metals from specific waste categories, etc.). Also, cooperation between participants was discussed and agreed (University of Presov and State university in Kutaisi). In the end, laboratory research, environmental and biodiversity monitoring were demonstrated for participants in small groups interested in partial topics.

Shuruk/Lenkoran, Azerbaijan
September 24th 2018

Lecture and workshop at State University Kutaisi (Georgia) on “Learn how biodiversity can contribute to your well-being”

The workshop attended lecturers (researchers and experts) from the V4 countries, Georgia and Azerbaijan, visitors – teachers, and citizens of the Lenkoran region. The workshop was opened by a short presentation of project (basic information, aims and goals, participants, etc.), information on the International Visegrad Fund (basic information, mission, calls, etc.), and workshop agenda. The lectures on local biodiversity, possible benefits for local citizens, examples of good practice and mistakes in biodiversity protection, and local biodiversity/environment problems followed as planed in the project proposal.


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