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 - In progress
    - 15-11-2017

    In progress

  • TRANSGREEN - Nature makes its way into EU Strategy for the Danube Region 6th Forum
    - 20-10-2017

    18th-19th October 2017. Budapest. The 6th Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region focused on energy and other major topics, such as: regional infrastructure development, clean connectivity, joint research and Danube Transnational Programme...

  • TRANSGREEN - Sustainable transport in focus at the CoP5 of the Carpathian Convention
    - 17-10-2017

    A key event for the future of the Carpathians took place last week, 10-12 October 2017, in Lillafüred, Hungary. The 5th Conference of the Parties of the Carpathian Convention brought together decision-makers from Carpahtian countries to focus on...

  • TRANSGREEN - Success story: Slovakian ecoduct Lučivná is a green bridge worth learning from
    - 05-10-2017

    The Lučivná green bridge or “ecoduct” ensures the connection of historical wildlife migration corridors between two mountain ranges Vysoké Tatry (High Tatras) and Nízke Tatry (Low Tatras) and a safe crossing above D1 motorway – section Važec –...

  • 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...

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