TRANSGREEN Integrated Transport and Green Infrastructure Planning in the Danube-Carpathian Region for the Benefit of People and Nature

TRANSGREEN aims to contribute to safer and environmentally-friendly road and rail networks in mountainous regions of the Danube Basin with a special focus on the Carpathian Mountains. It will do so by improving planning frameworks and developing concrete environmentally-friendly and safe road and rail transport solutions taking into account elements of Green Infrastructure, in particular ecological corridors.

The biodiversity in the Carpathians is at the heart of the TRANSGREEN Project, which is looking for solutions for large infrastructure development with low impact on nature in our region.

Photo © Dan Dinu The biodiversity in the Carpathians is at the heart of the TRANSGREEN Project, which is looking for solutions for large infrastructure development with low impact on nature in our region.

Innovative pilot actions will focus on ecological corridors crossed by EU TEN-T road and rail projects in the Carpathians. EU TEN-T is the European Commission Programme aimed to ensure "cohesion, interconnection and interoperability of the trans-European transport network". in TRANSGREEN, sharing experience and knowledge will be of great importance. An interdisciplinary partnership comprised of planners, economists, engineers, and ecologists will integrate and apply their specific knowledge across the region and cooperate on developing Guidelines on integrated transport infrastructure planning, construction, management and monitoring, taking into account aspects of road safety and biodiversity conservation. Partners will also collaborate on the production of ready-to-use methodologies for stakeholder participation processes, training modules on Environmental Impact Assessment with a focus on ecological corridors, and Catalogues of measures for each of the four pilot sites located in Beskydy (CZ-SK), Miskolc-Kosice-Uzhgorod (HU-SK-UA), Tirgu Mures-Iasi and Arad(Radna)-Deva (RO).

An intersectorial dialogue will be fostered at the policy level that seeks for mutual understanding and implementation of recommendations towards integrated transport infrastructure planning from the local to the transnational level including EU level.

 

 

Integrated Transport and Green Infrastructure Planning in the Danube-Carpathian Region for the Benefit of People and Nature
Start date
01-01-2017
End date
30-06-2019
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2481321,16
ERDF Contribution: 2109122,95
IPA Contribution: 0
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Priority
Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas

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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
WWF International Danube-Carpathian Programme Lead partner hmeyer@wwfdcp.org AUSTRIA
Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention (withdrawn) ERDF partner matthias.jurek@unvienna.org AUSTRIA
Friends of the Earth Czech Republic, branch Olomouc ERDF partner miroslav.kutal@hnutiduha.cz CZECH REPUBLIC
Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic ERDF partner martin.strnad@nature.cz CZECH REPUBLIC
Transport Research Centre ERDF partner jiri.jedlicka@cdv.cz CZECH REPUBLIC
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Project News

  • TRANSGREEN - Partners prepare for project final stretch: focus on outputs and outreach
    - 14-11-2018
    Partners prepare for project final stretch: focus on outputs and outreach

    13-14 November, Brno, Czech Republic. Two days of the Project Partners’ and steering committee meeting of the TRANSGREEN project spotted the light on the final deliverables of the project. In the next couple of months one by one the working...

  • TRANSGREEN - Nature at a crossroads: advocating for a wildlife-friendly road infrastructure in the Balkans
    - 24-10-2018
    Nature at a crossroads: advocating for a wildlife-friendly road infrastructure in the Balkans

    As South East Europe is  growing into one the most important crossroads in Europe for international trade routes, TRANSGREEN project is advocating for nature to be considered in this development process. One opportunity to take steps in this...

  • TRANSGREEN - 3 bears die over 3 months on Romanian A1 highway. WWF demands efficient measures
    - 19-10-2018
    3 bears die over 3 months on Romanian A1 highway. WWF demands efficient measures

    On Wednesday, October 17th 2018, the third bear killed in the same place on the A1 highway, Sibiu-Sebeș, in Romania, over the past months. TRANSGREEN project partner  WWF-Romania demands authorities to take measures that are efficient and...

  • TRANSGREEN - Spotting an ecological corridor. Case study: Pilot area Tirgu Mures-Iasi (Romania)
    - 12-10-2018
    Spotting an ecological corridor. Case study: Pilot area Tirgu Mures-Iasi (Romania)

    The Tîrgu Mures-Iași Pilot Area in Romania is somewhat unique among the target locations of the TRANSGREEN project. Construction work has not yet begun for the planned Tîrgu Mureș-Iași-Ungheni (A8) highway. Moreover, the Feasibility Study of...

  • TRANSGREEN - Otmar. Or how a lynx gets his name
    - 27-09-2018
    Otmar. Or how a lynx gets his name

    Naming a lynx may take months. A winding path to identifying a new inhabitant of the Beskydy Mountains A story by JIŘÍ LABUDA, monitoring expert for Friends of the Earth, Olomuc branch, Czech Republic Last year was not easy for the...

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