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ReCo

Project overview

Restoring degraded eco-systems along the Green Belt to improve and enhance biodiversity and ecological connectivity

The European Green Belt is a unique network of ecologically important habitats and protected nature areas. Crossing countries along the line of the former Iron Curtain, it is under pressure: growing land use is leading to biodiversity and habitat degradation. The ReCo project pilots a new protection and conservation strategy by capitalising on geo-information and data processing systems. The partnership also adopts a community-based development approach to leverage funds and activities.

2,82m €

Project Budget

80%

of the Budget is funded by ERDF

Layer 1

6

Countries

10

Regions

12

Partners

2

Pilots

Duration

Start date

End date

Project progress

33%

Project partnership

Project partners

Deutschland (DE)

Lead partner

Bavarian Branch of Friends of the Earth Germany

BUND Department Green Belt
Address
Hessestraße 4
90443 Nuremberg
Country
Germany (DE)
Web
www.bund-naturschutz.de

Project partner

Address
Auguststrasse 1
95028 Hof
Country
Germany (DE)
Web
www.bund-naturschutz.com
Total partner budget
195,832 €
Manager of the Škocjanski zatok Nature Reserve
Address
Sermin 50
6000 Koper
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
https://www.skocjanski-zatok.org
Total partner budget
179,578 €
Main Office
Address
37 33204
33204 Plzen
Country
Czechia (CZ)
Web
http://www.ametyst21.cz/
Total partner budget
183,988 €
Head Office
Address
5 Lipca 45 St. 45
70-374 Szczecin
Country
Poland (PL)
Web
www.gajanet.pl
Total partner budget
288,708 €
Isonzo Mouth Regional Nature Reserve Cona Island - Park Administration
Address
Piazza Dante Alighieri 26
34079 Staranzano
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
http://riservafoceisonzo.it/
Total partner budget
278,333 €
Head Office
Address
Merkersdorf 90
2082 Hardegg
Country
Austria (AT)
Web
https://www.np-thayatal.at
Total partner budget
165,000 €
Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, Biodiversity Dynamics and Conservation Group
Address
Rennweg 14
1030 Vienna
Country
Austria (AT)
Web
http://www.botanik.univie.ac.at/botanik/index.php
Total partner budget
299,880 €
Department of Landscape Ecology
Address
Lidická 25/27
602 00 Brno
Country
Czechia (CZ)
Web
www.vukoz.cz
Total partner budget
141,680 €
Head Office
Address
Cesta Staneta Žagarja 37
4000 Kranj
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
https://www.bsc-kranj.si/
Total partner budget
209,578 €
Head Office
Address
Na Vyhlídce 5
66902 Znojmo
Country
Czechia (CZ)
Web
https://www.nppodyji.cz
Total partner budget
107,100 €
Department of Landscape Adaptation to Climate Change
Address
Vršovická 1442/65
100 10 Praha 10
Country
Czechia (CZ)
Web
www.mzp.cz
Total partner budget
184,800 €

Roadmap

1

Nature restoration alongside European Green Belt

Interreg CE ReCo Project Roadmap 1

The European Green Belt – a nature boarder, that spreads alongside the past Iron curtain – is in very much need for restoration. To help that, 12 project partners from six member states in Central Europe unite and work on the implementation of versatile restoration measures and – since nature does not know the boarders – support of the interconnectivity in this part of Europe in terms of the nature protection.

2

Declination of biodiversity and degraded habitats in need for support

Interreg CE ReCo Project Roadmap 2

The European Green Belt forms a structurally rich bridge element connecting various valuable habitat types, which are natural home for a wide range of plant and animal species and of great importance in the role of natural carbon sinks for the climate protection. However, due to increasing land use pressure, habitat fragmentation, and climate change this unique network is under threat. Decline in biodiversity and habitat degradation are only some of the consequences of those challenging developments.

3

Development approach based on innovation and community

Interreg CE ReCo Project Roadmap 3

In response, the ReCo aims to provide solutions to improve the protection and conservation of habitats along the EGB CE. As up to date measures are needed, the project will employ innovative geo-information and data processing systems to devise solutions. The partnership also adopts a community-based development approach, encouraging communities to contribute fund and activities towards habitat restoration.

4

Practical implementation of restoration measures

Interreg CE ReCo Project Roadmap 4

Furthermore, to test or demonstrate up to date ecological restoration approaches, enhance ecological interconnectivity, and protect biodiversity, project partners implement two Joint Pilot Actions in six regions, that are facing specific ecological challenges. Their goal is to target valuable habitats and species (including NATURA 2000). In order to maximise community-based leverage effects restoration investments will be accompanied by a series of local stakeholder workshops in pilot regions.

5

Political mainstreaming and upscaling of achieved results

Interreg CE ReCo Project Roadmap 5 (2)

Observations learnt through the implementation of pilot actions will be integrated into key outcomes of the project, that include: Joint Transnational Restoration & Connectivity Strategy presenting how, where and under which focus EGB CE may contribute best to the achievement of national and European nature protection goals, creation of two Joint Practitioners’ Guides to aid in the future implementation of restoration efforts as well as the development of six Joint Local/Regional Restoration Plans embarking on how to put into practice on the local/regional level findings of the project. To ensure roll-out of the project results on national but especially EU level, the project outputs and results will be mainstreamed into political work by presenting EGB as priority region for the implementation of EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030.

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Events

2nd Partner meeting

P2 Green

EVENT

Slovenia

In Person

13 - 16.11.2023

2nd Partner meeting

The second meeting of the ReCo partners took place in the city of Koper in November 2023

1st Partner meeting

P2 Green

EVENT

Czechia

In Person

30.05 - 02.06.2023

1st Partner meeting

The first partner meeting of the consortium took place in Jablonné nad Orlicí and its surroundings in Mai/June 2023

Kick-off event

P2 Green

EVENT

Online

28.03.2023

Kick-off event

The first meeting of the project team took place on March 28th in form of an online meeting

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Project Contacts

Project Manager

Martin Kuba
Phone: +49-911-575294-10

Finance Manager

Sonia Pytkowska
Phone: +49 351 40 76 76 78

Communication Manager

Martin Kuba
Phone: +49-911-575294-10