Priority Axis 2 - Sustainable Region

Overview

Overview

Project Summary

Ecological connectivity (EC) enables processes like gene flow, migration and dispersal of living organisms thus counteracting negative effects of habitat fragmentation and climate change. Substantial part of Balkan Peninsula is affected by difficult political and economic circumstances leading to transboundary barriers which pose challenges for EC. The project intervention objective is to strengthen transnational and sectoral cooperation to improve EC throughout Dinaric Mountains, connecting them with the Alps enabling long term protection of biodiversity in view of current and future climatic changes. Both mountain ranges are exceptionally rich in biodiversity which is threatened by fragmentation and habitat loss. To improve EC, eleven DINALPCONNECT partners from seven countries will establish a network of Pilot regions to strengthen transboundary linkages between Natura2000 sites and protected areas where EC will be explored and consolidated. Joint action plans for improved EC of transboundary habitats in Pilot Regions will be based on guidelines for agricultural and forestry practices protecting biodiversity. To support this, existing EU and national agriculture and forestry policies will be examined, giving suggestions for harmonisation with EU legislation. A socio-economic perspective will be included by exploring current pro-biodiversity businesses in the Pilot Regions, preparing guidelines for their development and a feasibility study of setting up learning and trading platform in the project area. At the macro-regional level, project partners will collect spatial data to analyse current EC and identify EC hot-spots (corridors or stepping stones) and barriers. Combining analytical results with expert knowledge exchanged during an international scientific conference and other events, the project will deliver a Strategy for ecological connectivity throughout Dinaric Mountains connecting them with the Alps, which will be adopted by policy makers.

INFORMATION

Call

ADRION - SECOND CALL FOR PROPOSALS - PRIORITY AXIS 2

Project Acronym

DINALPCONNECT

Programme Priority

2) Sustainable Region

Specific objective

Enhance the capacity in transnationally tackling environmental vulnerability, fragmentation, and the safeguarding of ecosystem services in the Adriatic-Ionian area

Start – End Date

2020-03-01 – 2022-08-31

Total budget

EUR 1,620,972.00

ERDF contribution

EUR 1,142,801.88

IPAII contribution

EUR 235,024.32

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Project partnership

Lead partner       Project partner

LEAD PARTNER

Agricultural Institute of Slovenia
Department of Agricultural Ecology and Natural Resources

Address
Hacquetova ulica, 17 | 1000 – Ljubljana
SLOVENIJA
Contact person
Ms. Irena Bertoncelj, irena.bertoncelj@kis.si

PROJECT PARTNERS

Agricultural University of Athens
Department of Crop Science

Address
Iera Odos, 75 | 11855 – Athens
ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA)
Contact person
Mr. Hlias Travlos, htravlos@yahoo.gr

Association BIOM

Address
Preradovićeva, 34 | 10000 – Zagreb
HRVATSKA
Contact person
Ms. Željka Rajković, zeljka.rajkovic@biom.hr

Center for Energy, Environment and Resources

Address
Podgaj, 14 | 71000 – Sarajevo
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Contact person
Ms. Melina Džajić Valjevac, melina.valjevac@cener21.ba

Development Solutions Associates

Address
Rr. Tish Daija, Nd. 26, H3, Ap39, Njesia Administrative, 5 | 1022 – Tiranë
ALBANIA
Contact person
Mr. Edvin Zhllima, ezhllima@ds-associates.org

European Academy of Bozen
Institute for the Regional Development

Address
Viale Druso, 1 | 39100 – Bolzano
ITALIA
Contact person
Ms. Elisa Ravazzoli, elisa.ravazzoli@eurac.edu

Julian Prealps Nature Park
Directorate

Address
Piazza del Tiglio, 3 | 33010 – Resia
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Stefano Santi, stefano.santi@parcoprealpigiulie.it

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development of Montenegro
Council for the Forest

Address
Rimski trg, 46 | 81000 – Podgorica
ЦРНА ГОРА (CRNA GORA)
Contact person
Mr. Milosav Mišo Anđelić, milosav.andjelic@mpr.gov.me

Natura Jadera – Public institution for management of protected areas in the County of Zadar

Address
Braće Vranjana, 11 | 23000 – Zadar
HRVATSKA
Contact person
Mr. Taida Garibović, taida.garibovic@gmail.com

Nongovernmental organisation Dinarica

Address
Kralja Petra Krešinira, 4 | 88000 – Mostar
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Contact person
Mr. Mato Gotovac, matoza@gmail.com

Slovenia Forest Service
Central Unit Ljubljana, Department for Forest Management Planning

Address
Večna pot, 2 | 1000 – Ljubljana
SLOVENIJA
Contact person
Mr. Aleš Poljanec, ales.poljanec@zgs.gov.si