Overall Strategy

The overall strategy and objectives for Wild Europe are drawn from two main sources:

Vaclav Havel opening the Prague conferenceVaclav Havel opening the Prague conference

1. The Message from Prague

The EC Presidency Conference in Prague, May 2009, was convened to address key issues facing the protection and restoration of wilderness and wild areas in Europe.

Organized by Wild Europe and opening with a keynote speech from the late Vaclav Havel, the Conference was attended by over 230 delegates who produced The Message from Prague, a strategy document with 24 key recommendations.

Gyula Heguy MEP, rapporteur and coordinator of the ResolutionGyula Heguy MEP, rapporteur and coordinator of the Resolution

2. The EU Parliamentary Resolution

Earlier that year, in February 2009, a European Parliament Resolution called for the improved protection and promotion of wilderness in Europe.

With input supplied by PAN Parks Foundation, Wild Europe and other entities, the Resolution was supported by a massive cross-party mandate of 538 votes to only 19, and proposed 24 key actions.