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The Science for the Carpathians (S4C) initiative invites scientists, representatives from policy, economy, management, and doctoral students interested in the Carpathian Mountains to


the 4h Forum Carpaticum

Future of the Carpathians: Smart, Sustainable, Inclusive

Bucharest, Romania, 28 – 30 September, 2016


Continuing previous meetings: FC2010 (Poland), FC 2012 (Slovakia), FC2014 (Ukraine), FC2016 will address the need to make a bridge of smart sustainable development in the Carpathians with scientists, stakeholders, institutions, NGOs, communities.


The Carpathian Region – the Green Backbone of Europe – faces many opportunities as well as challenges to the future development of the area. The stakeholders, decision makers and research communities can use them wisely for the enhanced protection and sustainable development of the Carpathians. These overall goals meet well with the EU 2020 Cohesion Policy, which proposes “Smart”, “Sustainable” and “Inclusive” to be the keywords when addressing the main priorities for the near future. Therefore, Forum Carpaticum 2016 proposes to concentrate on these priorities and to debate how they can be implemented in the Carpathian Region, during the thematic sessions.


The FC 2016 aims to support the development of the Research Agenda for the Carpathians 2015-2020, keeping synergy with the Carpathian Convention for strengthening the sustainability of the Carpathian area.