Balkan Green Belt
Project “Protecting Biodiversity in the Balkans – Strengthening cooperation along the Balkan Green Belt”
The project “Protecting Biodiversity in the Balkans” started officially in January 2015 and has a total duration of 24 months. The project aims at the conservation of a transboundary ecological network along the Balkan Green Belt through enhancement of cooperation. The foreseen activities will contribute to improve the protection of the biodiversity in the Balkans and to strengthen the cross-border cooperation among the Balkan countries.
In the frame of the project the NGO partner organisations from the nine countries located at the Balkan Green Belt (Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey) shall be involved through grant agreements for services to support the implementation of several project activities.
The objectives of the project are:
To raise the profile of the Balkan Green Belt and the awareness of the importance of biodiversity conservation and ecological networks in the region and beyond.
To improve transboundary cooperation along the Balkan Green Belt through increased regional support to the initiative and its objectives.
To improve the basis of decision-making and awareness-raising on biodiversity and protected areas along the Balkan Green Belt.
EuroNatur intends to implement the following activities with the support of the NGO partner organisations:
1. Elaboration and implementation of a communication and awareness raising programme
2. Organisation and implementation of a regional “Balkan Green Belt” conference