DaRe to Connect

Project description:

With the European Green Belt, an extraordinary ecological network and living memorial landscape has been developed along the former Iron Curtain. It forms a backbone of the Pan-European ecological network and can provide a significant contribution to EU Green Infrastructure (GI) and TEN-G. However, the Green Belt still suffers from a certain level of not sufficiently connected habitats and valuable landscapes.

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Budget in Euro
Overall: 2.086.654,1
The budget of the Djerdap National Park: 105,440.00

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“Dare to Connect” Project funded by the European Union, gave new opportunities for enhancing European ecological connectivity along the former Iron Curtain.

Project objectives:

The main objective of the „DaRe to Connect (D2C)“ project is therefore the further transnational development of the connectivity of the Green Belt as backbone of EU Green infrastructure (EU GI) by maintaining and enhancing ecosystems and their services. Project defines feasible ecological corridors between Natura 2000 areas and provide concrete guidance and recommendations on planning and establishment of transnational ecological corridors connecting Natura 2000 areas on local and regional level. Results will be mainstreamed via a transnational strategic vision “Green Belt in the Danube Region 2030” to be endorsed by national political stakeholders.

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Danube GeoTour

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