Save the Date - 12 to 14 June 2018 - Dunkirk (France)

experience dune restoration in real life • network with colleagues • discuss further collaborations in coastal LIFE projects

Within the framework of the LIFE+FLANDRE project on dune restoration, the Agency of Nature and Forest (Flemish Authority) and the Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale invite you to participate in the international workshop on coastal dunes and sandy beaches management and restoration.


  • Networking among coastal LIFE projects
  • Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process – Coastal Dunes roadmap
  • Climate change and atmospheric nitrogen deposition versus coastal dune dynamics and biodiversity
  • Sea level rise, coastal squeeze: need of synergies
    between coastal defense and nature development
  • Restoring ecological connectivity between dune sites along urbanized coasts
  • Nature management planning and scientific monitoring in coastal dunes and sandy beaches
  • Ecosystem services of coastal dunes and sandy beaches


  • Call for abstracts: 20 Oct 2017 – 20 Jan 2018
  • Deadline for registration: 5 May 2018 


Dunkirk (Dunkerque) is situated in the northwest of France. Its proximity to the project area and its maritime atmosphere makes it the ideal base for this workshop.

LIFE+FLANDRE - Flemish And North French Dunes Restoration • • LIFE+12 NAT/BE/000631/FLANDRE 
is a joint restoration project of the Agency for Nature and Forests of the Flemish Authority, the Conservatoire de l’Espace littoral et des Rivages lacustres and the Département du Nord that aims at protecting and managing the coastal dunes between Dunkerque (France) and Westende (Belgium) as a cross-border nature park. The project is co-financed by the European Union through the LIFE+ programme.

BOS+European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC) and EUCC France support the Agency for Nature and Forests of the Flemish Authority in organising this workshop.

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