ENGREEN

TO6

Preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency.

The project in numbers
Duration:
24 months
Start date: 01.04.20
End date: 31.03.22
N. Partner: 4
 
Progress
Budget:
795.657,50€
Budget FERS:
676.308,87€

The project in numbers

Duration: 
24 months
Start / End: 
01.04.20 to 31.03.22
Project progress: 
25%
Budget: 
795657.50€
Budget FERS: 
676308.87€

ENGREEN

Strengthening of green infrastructures in IT-SI cross-border environment
Priority Axis 3

Protecting and promoting natural and cultural resources

Specific Objective: 
OS 3.2.
Investment Priority: 
PI 6d
Typology: 
Standard
Overall Objective of the Project: 

The main project objective is to promote cross-border cooperation in order to guarantee a good state of conservation of protected species linked to green infrastructure in the cross-border IT-SI area. The project intends to bring to the joint development of green infrastructures in favor of biodiversity and citizens  by integrating the concept of services for the ecosystem and the participation of interested parties in integrated management.

Project summary: 

The cultural landscape in the programme area has great biodiversity. It hosts species important at EU level and  protected species. Habitats are also ponds, dry stones walls, glaciers, swamps, etc., connected to the network of natural areas constituting green infrastructures. A common challenge is the loss of green infrastructures  and related services in the ecosystem due to abandonment and proliferation of alien species. The main goal of the project is to promote cross-border cooperation to ensure a good state of conservation of species / habitats related to green infrastructures in the cross-border area. The effects are: green infrastructures connection, knowledge and best practices transfer , 17 pilot activities for the renewal of green infrastructures and organization of at least 25 events. The changes will be: better state of biodiversity, better connectivity of the ecosystem, risk prevention, stakeholders awareness raising. The beneficiaries will be green infrastructures  managers, visitors, local communities, SMEs and other green infrastructures users. Cross-border cooperation is necessary to connect the green infrastructures network and for protection of species / habitats on both sides of the border.

Main results: 

The main project expected result is to strengthen ecosystem management and biodiversity restoration through restoration of green infrastructure and of ecosystem services in the cross-border IT-SI area. This is associated with the result SC3.2. and will be achieved through the following intermediate results:
• guidelines and joint plans for an integrated strategy of biodiversity conservation and development in sight of a better management of green infrastructure  in the cross-border area and in pilot areas;
• 17 cross-border pilot actions for the recovery, management and enhancement of habitats such as small wetlands, ponds, glaciers, gravel, etc. where many species of EU importance live and where many ecosystem services are provided in favor of nature and people;
• joint activities to improve crossborder awareness raising of species, habitats and green infrastructures, for example the identification of good practices for biodiversity safeguard / restoration of natural landscape; focus groups for the participatory involvement of interested parties (e.g. managers, owners, inhabitants, visitors) and establishment of a working groups within the existing cross-border consortium for the restoration of natural elements.
Activities will be carried out on the basis of an analysis of pressures and threats caused by abandonment of traditional land use and consequent loss of ecosystem services, as well as an analysis on the negative impact of invasive species. Activities will involve the academic sector (e.g. University of Littoral, University of Udine, Padua, Bologna and Ljubljana) and cross-border experts responsible for education and research in the field of biodiversity and ecosystems.

Partner

Lead Partner

Javni zavod Park Škocjanske Jame-The Škocjan Caves Regional Park

Obalno-kraška
SLO

Project partner 1

Comune di San Dorligo della Valle - Municipality of Dolina

Trieste
ITA

Project partner 2

Univerza na Primorskem-University of Primorska

Obalno-kraška
SLO

Project partner 3

GAL Venezia Orientale

Venezia
ITA

Objectives and Activities

KEY PROJECT OBJECTIVES

The main project objective is to promote cross-border cooperation in order to guarantee a good state of conservation of protected species linked to green infrastructure in the cross-border IT-SI area. The project intends to bring to the joint development of green infrastructures in favor of biodiversity and citizens  by integrating the concept of services for the ecosystem and the participation of interested parties in integrated management.

CURRENT STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION

The Project started on 01/04/2020.

Contacts

Javni zavod Park Škocjanske Jame-The Škocjan Caves Regional Park

00386 5 7082100
Škocjan 2 6215 Divača Slovenija
Rozman Renata, Manca Černigoj

Comune di San Dorligo della Valle - Municipality of Dolina

00390408329232
Dolina 270 34018 San Dorligo della Valle (TS) Italia
Grom Andreja

Univerza na Primorskem-University of Primorska

00386 5 611 76 62
Titov trg 4 6000 Koper Slovenija
Lužnik Martina

GAL Venezia Orientale

00390421394202
Via Cimetta 1 30026 Portogruaro (VE) Italia
Gozzo Cinzia