BESTbelt goes in the second round: 2nd Call for proposals open

You want to support the development of the European Green Belt as Europe’s longest green network? Then BESTbelt might be what you are looking for – the 2nd BESTbelt Call for proposals is now open.


European Green Belt introduced at CBD COP 15 in Montreal

From 7 to 19 December 2022 the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) took place in Montreal, Canada. At a side event on peace and biodiversity hosted by the Peace and Biodiversity Dialogue Initiative (PBDI) on 14 December 2022, Boris Erg (Director of the IUCN European Regional Office, Board member of the European Green Belt Association) presented the European Green Belt Initiative as a means to sustain peace and preserve nature in Europe.


1st BESTbelt Conference: documentation online

2023 is finally here! So before memories of last year’s events start to fade, you may reminisce about the first BESTbelt Conference or have a more detailed look at the topics which were discussed there.


First "Green Belt border stone" installed on Austrian-Hungarian border

To make the special nature at the former Iron Curtain visible, the first of a series of Green Belt border stones was erected in Schattendorf. As part of this year's Green Belt Days, Alois Lang from the Austrian League for Natur Conservation and former mayor Johann Lotter unveiled the landmark during a hike along the Green Belt.


Second Call for BESTbelt proposals starts mid-January 2023

The BESTbelt project is starting in its second year and a 2nd Call for proposals will be launched mid-January 2023. „BESTbelt“ aims to make it easier for local nature conservation organisations getting access to EU funds and strengthening their potential.


Project BESTbelt offers new opportunities along the European Green Belt

It was 33 years ago that the Berlin Wall fell, signalling the beginning of a new era. A unique opportunity presented itself, not only for German unification but also for European cooperation and integration.


Excursion along the BESTbelt pilot area

Hiking day with DGB Bildungswerk Hessen e.V. in the Mea Valley (Italy), part of the ruggedly beautiful area of the springs of the Torre stream and pilot case of the BESTbelt project


5-country Biosphere Reserve Conference Mura-Drava-Danube

SAVE THE DATE and let’s celebrate the first anniversary of the 5-country biosphere reserve Mura-Drava-Danube from 5th-8th of September in Gornja Radgona (SI) and Bad Radkersburg (AT)!


New project at the Balkan Green Belt enhances connectivity in Albania and North Macedonia

The Balkan Green Belt (BGB) is essential for the development of Green Infrastructure (GI) at the EU-level. In view of ongoing pressure on habitats and species, spatial planning helps to balance different land uses and interests and supports the implementation and long-term safeguarding of GI.



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