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

Library

Filename Date of upload
Output 6.2. Strategies for management of natural resources 01-08-2019 11:00:32
D2.2.1 Final Brochure in RO 01-08-2019 10:35:06
D2.2.1 Final Brochure in HU 01-08-2019 10:33:36
D2.2.1 Final Brochure in EN 01-08-2019 10:31:05
D2.2.1 Final Brochure in HR 01-08-2019 10:28:58
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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 - Promotional press tour in Serbia & press conference in Sombor
    - 01-08-2019
    Promotional press tour in Serbia & press conference in Sombor

    Press event was organized in the occasion of Danube Soya Field Days, organised within the LENA project. More than 200 people (producers, processors, traders of soybeans from the region) participated in this event having opportunity to meet the...

  • LENA - Final Press Event in the Danube Park in Tuttlingen: Despite massive cloudburst cyclists attended rally
    - 28-06-2019
    Final Press Event in the Danube Park in Tuttlingen: Despite massive cloudburst cyclists attended rally

    Tuttlingen. New offers for cyclists and tourists and especially for e-bikers – that are the results of the LENA project. On Saturday, May 25, was taken stock of the project within a final press event in the Danube Park.   The most hart-bitten...

  • LENA - Promotional Press tour in Bulgaria with press-conferences in Belene and Ivanovo
    - 26-06-2019
    Promotional Press tour in Bulgaria with press-conferences in Belene and Ivanovo

    June 5th, 2019 The press tour started with a visit to Belene Municipality.  8 journalists from local and natinal media attended the event. There were also a representative from a Romanian municiplaity (Corabia, near Danube river), actively...

  • LENA - Upcoming: Gastro show devoted to black Slavonian pigs in Croatia
    - 30-04-2019
    Upcoming: Gastro show devoted to black Slavonian pigs in Croatia

    In May, Vukovar Srijem County prepares a real gourmet spectacle! To be more precise on 10th of May in the municipality of Drenovci is held the first, and we certainly hope not the only "Fajferica gastro show". Yes, you read well, this is a...

  • LENA - LENA Final Event, happening in Bucharest this week
    - 15-04-2019
    LENA Final Event, happening in Bucharest this week

    This is an important week for LENA Project Partners’, as their 6th meeting is happening between 15-18th of April in Bucharest. During the meeting, there will take place on 17th April the Policy workshop on nature-based businesses and jobs in the...

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