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.



The Projects

Here you will find information about projects concerning the Pan-European Green Belt and its four regions (Fennoscandia, Baltic, Central European and Balkan). 

For information about country projects and activities, please have a look at the country pages under "Route".

Transboundary nature conservation projects contribute to the integration of communities across political boundaries. Because of its history, the European Green Belt not only promotes increased understanding between East and West, between old and new EU member states and candidate countries, but also makes the need for nature conservation clear to the general international public.

Expenditures for drinking water purification, energy supply, irrigation and flood protection can be minimised through the sound management of a region’s natural resources. Transboundary cooperation in the areas of regional development and resource extraction will help to preserve and develop functioning natural and cultural landscapes - a green infrastructure - of European significance.