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 - Receives German “Projekt Nachhaltigkeit 2018” award
    - 13-09-2018
    Receives German “Projekt Nachhaltigkeit 2018” award

    Berlin, Germany, 12th September 2018 — "LENA - Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region" receives the German sustainability award for projects: „Projekt Nachhaltigkeit 2018” by the Regional Sustainability Strategies Network...

  • LENA - “Projekt Nachhaltigkeit 2018” Award - LENA announced as winner!
    - 25-07-2018
    “Projekt Nachhaltigkeit 2018” Award - LENA announced as winner!

    Interreg Danube Transnational Programme project LENA is very happy to be announced winner of the German award: “Projekt Nachhaltigkeit 2018” - “Sustainability Project 2018”. This award "Project Sustainability" (previously "Workshop N")...

  • LENA - LENA tent at the International Danube Festival 2018
    - 18-07-2018
    LENA tent at the International Danube Festival 2018

    Project LENA was present at the International Danube Festival 2018 on the 10th July and 15th July, where Danubüro Ulm two different services to the visitors. 1. Virtual Reality – Google Cardboard (App) Virtual-Reality Test serving...

  • LENA - Effortlessly along the young Danube: Video shows the highlights of e-biking in the landscape park
    - 16-07-2018
    Effortlessly along the young Danube: Video shows the highlights of e-biking in the landscape park

    Tuttlingen. With support of the EU Interreg-project LENA ten additional charging stations for e-bikes were built in the Landscape Park Young Danube – best conditions for an e-bike tour along the young Danube. Nature, culture and history: In the...

  • LENA - Second Training on Sustainable Use of Wild Plants in Stara Fužina, Bohinj
    - 18-06-2018
    Second Training on Sustainable Use of Wild Plants in Stara Fužina, Bohinj

    Exploring opportunities for sustainable wild plant use in Slovenia The second training workshop on the sustainable use of wild plants in and around protected areas took place in the Triglav National Park Info Centre in Stara Fužina, Bohinj,...

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