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Plan4all final conference


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Plan4all final conference

  1. 1. Final Conference Spatial Planning in Europe in terms of INSPIRE Solutions in the framework of the Europe 2020 Strategy A Conference for public and private actors active in the field of spatial planning in Europe Brussels, 13. October 2011, 14:00 – 17:30 Diamant Congress Centre Boulevard A. Reyers, 80 - 1030 BrusselsCo-funded by the Community Programme Side Event of the Open Days eContentplus 2011
  2. 2. Draft Program Final Conference14:00 Welcome by the Plan4all Conference14:10 Introduction to the Plan4all Conference - Tomas Mildorf, Lead Partner Plan4all Consortium14:20 The INSPIRE Evolution of the Environmental Acquis and the implementation in the Member States - Hugo De Groof, European Commission DG Environment, Chief Scientist and Researcher14:40 INSPIRE - a concrete contribution to spatial planning - Vanda Lima, European Commission, JRC15:00 Urban Atlas and GMES: the spatial dimension in Europe – Lewis Dijkstra, European Commission, DG Regio15:20 Coffee Break15:40 Land Use implementation on national level - François Salgé, TWG Land Use16:00 Land Use Management, Key Challenges - Bruce Mc Cormack, EUROGI16:20 Achievements of Plan4all - Plan4all Consortium16:40 Geoportals as a European vision - Karel Chavat, Plan4all17:00 Discussion and Conclusions17:30 Farewell Drink
  3. 3. Practical InformationFinal Conference of the Plan4all ProjectAccording to the EC Directive 2007, the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the EuropeanCommunity (INSPIRE) has to be established in a near future in Europe.It will assist policy-making in relation to policies and activities that have a direct or indirectimpact on the environment; it is based on spatial information created by the Member States.For public and private actors, this new pan-European Spatial Data Infrastructure will havecrucial consequences on procedures and methodologies for spatial data sharing, new spatialplanning standards, regional planning and land-use planning in Europe.The first part of the Conference consists in three keynote speeches from the DGEnvironment, the Joint Research Centre and the DG Regio, and the second part will presentthe results of the EU Project funded by the eContent+ Program, which was focussing on theharmonisation of spatial planning data based on the existing best practices in EU regionsand municipalities. It involved detailed description of the current description, and proposes,tests and implements spatial planning metadata profile, common data model andharmonisation procedures on the topics of e.g. land cover, land use, utility and governmentservices, agricultural facilities, area management and risk zones.Final Conference locationDiamant Congress CentreBoulevard A. Reyers 80B – 1030 Brusselswww.diamant.bePlan4all ProjectDepartment of Mathematics – Section of GeomaticsFaculty of Applied Sciences University of West BohemiaTomas Mildorf:
  4. 4. Access and Accommodation – further detailsAccess:The Diamant Congress Centre is located near the Metro Station “Diamant”, tramway linesand important motorways:,-4.064941&sspn=13.888082,33.837891&vpsrc=0&z=16To get there:By Plane, from Brussels Airport:Train from Brussels Airport to Brussels Central Station - Change to Metro Line 1 Direction“Stockel”, change at Metro Station “Montgomery” in the Tramway Line Direction North Heyseluntil Station “Diamant” – 5 min walk to the Congress CentreOrAirport Bus (STIB) from Brussels Airport (station located Level -1 in Airport Building) direct toStation Diamant – 5 min walk to the Congress CentreBy Metro, from Railway Central StationMetro Line 1 Direction “Stockel”, change at Metro Station “Montgomery” in the Tramway LineDirection North Heysel until Station “Diamant” – 5 min walk to the Congress CentreMore information: car:See Local Map – parking place in the buildingAccommodation recommendations:Hotel Derby - Plaza Brussels Europe - Charlemagne - Central Park - Hotel - IBIS Grand Place -;label=brussels-6tCQURk8WZubPxi9fWF7bwS5219480761;ws=&gclid=CKKY1dbw7aUCFRaIzAod1Ttzow