Final Conference

May 22nd 2015

On the 8th of May the GIFT-T Final Conference was held in Brussels in the case study area of the Vlaamse Landmaatschappij (VLM). In an excellent atmosphere 77 participants of businesses, governments and NGOs learned about the adchievements of the GIFT-T! project and shared ideas on the approach. In four workshops participants actively engaged in the applying the methods and tools on the cases. At the end of the conference the GIFT-T! Manual was launched in the presence of the representative of the European Environment Agency, Mr. Ronan Uhel.


GIFT-T! Film Biodiversity: What's in it for businesses

Valuation on-line survey

November 18th 2014

Which valuation metric units are best understood and most appealing to stakeholders? Partners SEGEFA and VLM created an online survey to investigate the most appropriate metric units to trigger and engage stakeholders within local green infrastructure improvement. Note that the metric units are the focus of this questionnaire, rather than the value itself.

We would greatly appreciate if you could take a few minutes to fill in this survey. The survey is available in English, Dutch (Flemish) and French.

You may access the survey via

Save the date: landduinen project on 18 November

September 16th 2014

The partners of the landduinen project invite you to the study day/netwerk moment on ecosystem services. We will introduce ecosystem services to you and show you how this concept can be used in practice in the landduinen project.

When? 18 November 2014, 9.30 - 13.30

Where? LITC, Logistics Innovation & Training Center, p/a NIKE Europe Logistics Campus, Nikelaan 1, B-2430 Laakdal,

A detailed agenda with the full programme will follow in October 2014.

GIFT-T! End Conference

August 19th 2014

The date for the GIFT-T! end conference has been set for the 8th of May 2015 in Brussels. More information will be posted on this website as soon as it becomes available.

BIODIVA network event

August 7th 2014

The province of Antwerp organize a BIODIVA network event the 16th  of September. During this event businesses will have the opportunity to hear firsthand experience with BIODIVA from other businesses. A more detailed program will follow, but feel free to join.

Info: Tuesday september 16, 13.00 – 16.00u, Kamp C, Britselaan 20, 2260 Westerlo, Belgium.

Register per e-mail:

Hundreds attend ‘Party in the Woods’

July 3rd 2014

-®McCoy_Wynne-2689.jpgHundreds of people descended on Risley Moss Local Nature Reserve, Warrington for a "party in the woods" to celebrate the launch of The Mersey Forest Plan. The fun-filled event was opened by Warrington North MP Helen Jones. Activities throughout the day included willow weaving, African drumming, and bracelet and seed-bomb making, with the soundtrack to the carnival provided by solar-powered music. Local dancing group Fusion also performed in the sunshine for onlookers.

The Mersey Forest Plan sets out a vision in which Merseyside and North Cheshire is one of the best places in the country to live. Last summer local people were asked to help shape The Mersey Forest Plan through a public consultation, and this ‘party in the woods’ was our way of saying thank you for their invaluable feedback.

The focus is now on delivering The Mersey Forest Plan boosting woodland cover and planting more trees for the benefit of people, wildlife and the economy.