“Growing connections”: the SMART EUROPE final conference in Almere, Flevoland


The final conference of SMART EUROPE will be organised together with the INTERREG IVC project GreenInfraNet on the 4th of November 2014 in Almere, Flevoland (Netherlands) at the Van der Valk Hotel.

In the plenary part of the conference, the results of the projects will be presented, followed by a political debate, so the interaction with the audience will be guaranteed!

There will be a workshop for both projects, as well as a good practice market and time for networking at the end of the day.

GreenInfraNet is a project on green infrastructure and on how biodiversity can be safeguarded while integrating different forms of land use. The province of Flevoland is lead partner of this project as well. Both SMART EUROPE and GreenInfraNet investigate how different fields of policy can be integrated and how they can reinforce each other. Therefore, the motto of the conference is: “Growing connections” which refers both to the connections between policy fields and to the connections between European regions.

And for those who want to stay a bit longer in Flevoland, on the 5th of November there will be a study visit to the Lepelaarsplassen, a nature reserve in Flevoland and to the “Making of the Floriade” an exhibition about the upcoming World Horticulture Exhibition in Almere.

For more information on the programme, download the Agenda of the event attached below.

Almere, Flevoland (Netherlands)