LENA Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region

LENA- Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region is connecting nature and people for well-being and prosperity across 7 Danube countries and 11 protected areas. We share know-how and experience for sustainable economic development in protected areas through enhancing:

  • sustainable income generation from wild plants
  • fishing-based livelihoods
  • added value sustainable agriculture
  • regional tourism marketing
  • training Danube tourist guides across borders
  • sharing know-how on e-mobility

Our protected areas, covering more than 375,000 ha and more than 15 Natura 2000 sites, are chosen based on outstanding nature values and untapped potential for sustainable economic use. The project covers approximately half a million people, most of them living in communities with low economic status, struggling with out-migration and ageing population.

We work on creating shared know-how and shaping policies on effective sustainable use approaches for protected areas through developing 4 guidance documents and policy recommendations. Through our work with concrete protected areas, our learning interactions and our policy actions we aim that the multiple benefits of our protected areas are acknowledged, realized and preserved for the future.

Our partners are experts in local economic development, experts in nature protection and green solutions, local authorities and protected area managers from Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. 

 

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Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region
Start date
01-01-2017
End date
30-06-2019
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2456290,72
ERDF Contribution: 1919432,33
IPA Contribution: 168414,75
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Priority
Environment and culture responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme Bulgaria Lead partner mpopova@wwfdcp.bg Bulgaria
Belene Municipality ERDF partner projectsbelene@gmail.com Bulgaria
Ivanovo Municipality ERDF partner gilarionova@abv.bg Bulgaria
Vukovar-Srijem County ERDF partner kristina@vusz.hr Croatia
WWF - World Wide Fund For Nature Hungary ERDF partner katalin.kecse-nagy@traffic.org Hungary
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Project News

  • LENA - Project LENA in the Radio and Television of Portugal
    - 03-12-2018
    Project LENA in the Radio and Television of Portugal

    Radio and Television of Portugal has released a video about Comana Nature Park, our partner in project LENA, on the occasion of the National Centennial Day of Romania. The shooting has been carried out during LENA WP4-Danube Guide...

  • LENA - Training programme in Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary: Collection of wild fruits
    - 12-11-2018
    Training programme in Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary: Collection of wild fruits

    14/09/2018 – Cégénydányád In the frame of project LENA, practical training on collecting and processing of wild plants and fruits has begun in Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary. Firstly, participants have attended theory lessons on different wild...

  • LENA - Danube Guide Training in Rouse, Bulgaria
    - 06-11-2018
    Danube Guide Training in Rouse, Bulgaria

    The first Module from the Bulgarian Danube guide course took place in Rouse city from 25 to 27 October 2018. In the course participated 12 guides, which will be certified as part of the Danube guide´s network if they complete the course...

  • LENA - Danube Guide Training in Vukovar-Srijem County
    - 26-10-2018
    Danube Guide Training in Vukovar-Srijem County

    This autumn (September and October.) in Vukovar Srijem County was held Danube Guide Course. It was organized in four modules and every module lasts for three days. On this Course were 14 participants for which two Danube Guide Trainers, who past...

  • LENA - WWF: Ciocănești Danube, the new cyclo tourism destination in Călărași
    - 05-10-2018
    WWF: Ciocănești Danube, the new cyclo tourism destination in Călărași

    Bucharest, October 6th, 2018. WWF-Romania together with Outhentic Cycling Romania have inaugurated 5 cycling routes around one of the most important natural protected areas in Călărași County: Ciocănești Danube. Ciocănești the Danube...

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