The European Green Belt, our shared natural heritage along the line of the former Iron Curtain, is to be conserved and restored as an ecological network connecting high-value natural and cultural landscapes while respecting the economic, social and cultural needs of local communities.



Importance of municipalities for the European Green Belt

The special role of municipalities for the practical implementation of activities on the ground is appreciated by the European Green Belt Association with the award “Model municipality of the European Green Belt”. It is assigned to municipalities with outstanding commitment for the European Green Belt. The European Green Belt Association intends to award model municipalities in the four regions of the European Green Belt every year.  In 2015 the award was presented for the first time to the municipality of Haidmühle in Germany.

Criteria for the selection as “Model municipality of the European Green Belt”.