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 - 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,...

  • LENA - Policy workshop held by WWF Romania in Bohinj
    - 14-06-2018
    Policy workshop held by WWF Romania in Bohinj

    Bohinj (Slovenia), 5.06.2018 – During last week team meeting of the project, a policy workshop was held aiming to discuss with stakeholders policy makers from different levels (local, national, EU) the policy analysis developed within LENA...

  • LENA - More than 50 participants of EU-Project “LENA” met in Bohinj
    - 11-06-2018
    More than 50 participants of EU-Project “LENA” met in Bohinj

    Kranj, 8th June 2018 – Regional Development Agency Gorenjska, BSC Kranj organised the fourth partner meeting of the INTERREG - Project LENA "Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region". More than fifty participants from seven...

  • LENA - Training on Wild Plants in Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary
    - 01-06-2018
    Training on Wild Plants in Szatmár-Bereg, Hungary

    Producing jam from wild fruit as additional income opportunity for rural population Beregdaróc 22&23 May 2018 –  A training workshop on the sustainable use of wild plants explored cooking jam from wild berries to support the livelihood of...

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