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. 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

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 - TRANSGREEN present at largest music festival in Central and Eastern Europe
    - 27-07-2017

    July 2017, 5-7. Trencin, Slovakia. TRANSGREEN project was represented at Pohoda Festival in Trencin, one of the biggest summer festivals in Central and Eastern Europe with 30.000 daily visitors. Visitors could learn about the project focus...

  • TRANSGREEN - Local kickoff meetings in Romania bring together local and national stakeholders
    - 01-07-2017

    During the last week of June, local and national stakeholders met for the first joint discussions at the Transgreen kickoff meetings in Romania’s two pilot sites: Tirgu Mures-Iasi and Arad (Radna)-Deva. Both local and national actors were open...

  • TRANSGREEN - SLOVAKIA LAUNCHES THE PROJECT IN LOCAL PILOT AREAS
    - 26-06-2017

    Bratislava, Slovakia, June 22nd. The Transgreen project was launched in both Slovak project pilot sites – Beskydy and Miskolc-Kosice-Uzgrorod - at the stakeholders kick-off meetings organised by State Nature Conservancy and WWF. The meeting...

  • TRANSGREEN - Romania's Tirgu Mures-Iasi highway project one step closer to integrated planning. Local launch event
    - 23-05-2017

    Tirgu Mures, Romania, May 18th. The Transgreen project was launched in a local press conference organized by Milvus Group in Tirgu Mures, landmark city of the project pilot area Tirgu Mures-Iasi. The event paves the way to the up-coming...

  • TRANSGREEN - Videos of Transgreen kickoff meeting NOW available
    - 03-05-2017

    Transgreen kickoff meeting launched the project, opened up the dialogue and exchange between partners and stakeholders, and set the stage for upcoming activities. The VIDEOS of the event will help you (re)connect with the speeches, discussions...

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Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)