Today, ten network members from the UK and USA will meet in Kyiv to start a field trip looking at the history of the Chernobyl reactor accident and the consequences for both people and wildlife.
Tomorrow they will hear from local experts and share their knowledge at a workshop in Kyiv. On Thursday to Friday they will travel to the Exclusion Zone to see the place for themselves and meet with some of those who were evacuated after the accident but have since returned.
Then, on 11 July, another group of network members will gather in the city of Perm on the banks of the Kama River near the Ural Mountains. They will visit the cities of Perm and Ekaterinburg and surrounding areas, looking particularly at how a history of mining activities has shaped this region.
More information, including itineraries, participant lists, workshop programmes etc can be found on the Events page of the Network website.