Training on Project Development, 2008

Building capacity for nature conservation in Romania

Environmental NGOs in Romania are relatively young, being founded after 1989. In comparison, the west-European NGOs are more experienced, have wider organizational capacity and are in a stronger position regarding communication with relevant authorities. …  

27 Feb 2008 | Project description

Training in Bulgaria

Building capacity for nature conservation in South-Eastern Europe

Environmental NGOs play significant role in the biodiversity conservation and ecosystems management in SEE. However, they often lack sufficient skills to cooperate with stakeholders and business sector, manage conflicts between nature conservation and development, apply for EU funds and implement EU policy and strategies. …  

27 Feb 2008 | Project description

Bug River, Poland

The Bug River in the Pan European Ecological Network

Located in the border regions of Ukraine, Belarus and Poland, the Bug River can help to foster transboundary cooperation on biodiversity protection, ecological networks and water management. The long term objective of this project is to design and manage an ecological network along the Western Bug River, designate the border area between Ukraine, Belarus and Poland as a Transboundary Ramsar Site and assist the designation of the same area as a Trilateral Biosphere Reserve. …  

27 Feb 2008 | Project description

Sava River in Croatia

Protection of Biodiversity of the Sava River Basin Floodplains

The Sava has the largest discharge of water to the Danube of any tributary and is the second largest by catchment area. It is shared by Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia. The joint management arrangements will be a pilot example for the implementation of the European Union's Water Framework Directive. …  

25 Feb 2008 | Project completed
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Prokoško lake, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ecovillage Network

The Project "Countdown 2010: Development of an Eco-Village Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the border with Serbia and Montenegro" aims to better economic growth of local communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, while protecting biodiversity of local natural habitats. …  

25 Feb 2008 | Project description

Dinaric Arc Initiative

The Dinaric Arc Initiative (DAI)

The Dinaric Arc is a region of South-Eastern Europe with a surface of approximately 100,000 km2 and more than 6.000 km of coastline, encompassing the whole region facing the eastern Adriatic Sea, from the area of Trieste (Italy) to Tirana (Albania). The Dinaric Arc hosts highly important mountainous and freshwater ecosystems, including the most extended network of subterranean rivers and lakes in Europe, quite unique and some of the wildest coastal areas in the whole Mediterranean basin. …  

25 Feb 2008 | Project description

Montenegrin Adriatic sea

Adriatic Sea Partnership

The Adriatic Sea is the most endangered region in the Mediterranean Sea — a highly sensitive marine area facing serious environmental challenges and home to some of the most significant treasures of world heritage. The six countries on the Adriatic (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro and Slovenia) include EU member states, candidate countries, and potential members. Their recent history has been marked by intensive and diverse development with increasing impacts on the health of the sea. …  

25 Feb 2008 | Project description

European Green Belt

The Green Belt Initiative

The vision: „To create the backbone of an ecological network, running from the Barents to the Black Sea that is a global symbol for transboundary cooperation in nature conservation and sustainable development.“ …  

25 Feb 2008 | Project completed