Young Hunters: Securing a future for Europe’s biodiversity

Wednesday, 6 September 2017 - European Parliament, Brussels

The conference “Young Hunters: Securing a future for Europe’s biodiversity” is organised in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of FACE – the Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU – and will take place on 6 September at the European Parliament in Brussels.

With a focus on young hunters, the panel members will discuss the future of hunting in an increasingly urbanised world as well as the contribution of European hunters to the goals of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020. It will also focus on how best to support the contribution of hunting – especially by young hunters – to nature conservation and wildlife management.

KARMENU VELLA – Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries – will open the event with a keynote speech.

Agenda of the conference

Wednesday, 6 September 2017 from 15:00 to 17:00 (CEST)
European Parliament – Meeting room JAN 6Q2

Interpretation EN – DE – FR

Information about the event

DATE: Wednesday, 6 September 2017
TIME: from 15:00 to 17:00 (CEST)
VENUE: European Parliament, Brussels

Due to increased security in Brussels, participants are requested to arrive 45 minutes in advance – 14h15 – at the Simone Veil Entrance, Altiero Spinelli building, European Parliament – 1050 Ixelles, Brussels.

Participants will be requested to show their ID.

Advanced confirmation of your participation is required by the 30 August 2017, specifying your name, surname, date of birth, nationality, number and type of ID document.

Event Registration

Advanced confirmation of your participation is required



The European Parliament Intergroup “Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside”, known as the “Hunting Intergroup”, promotes the role of hunting and other forms of sustainable use of natural resources. It tackles topics related to biodiversity, wildlife management, rural development and forestry and discusses current subjects whilst building the bridge between civil society and decision makers.

FACE has provided the Secretariat for this intergroup since 1985 while the European Landowners Organisation serves as Co-secretariat.

FACE – The European Federation for Hunting and Conservation

The European Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FACE), established in 1977, represents the national hunting associations in 36 countries comprising of 7,000,000 hunters as an international non-profit-making non-governmental organisation (INGO).

This makes FACE the largest democratically representative body for hunters in the world and is probably one of the largest European civil society organisations. FACE is the Voice of European Hunters, we ensure hunting remains good for hunters, society and nature.

FACE – Rue Belliard 205, 1000 Brussels, Belgium – +32 (0)2 732 6900 –