When political will gets important in the Italian-Slovenian border region

On 25th of November 2019, the vice chair organisation of the European Green Belt Association, Rete Italiana, together with the autonomous region Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italian National Focal Point) invited institutions to strengthen the collaboration among local stakeholders being active in the Italian-Slovenian section of the European Green Belt. Actors are ready to make a step forward.


Inspiring breakfast debate in the EU Parliament to bridge boundaries and protect Europe's longest green network

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and the EGBA discussed the many opportunities, but also challenges that arise with the conservation of the European Green Belt in the context of Green Infrastructure. A lively breakfast debate was held on 19 November 2019 in Brussels under the theme: Bridging boundaries to protect Europe’s longest green network – 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall - Transforming the Iron Curtain into the European Green Belt (EGB) as a significant part of European Green Infrastructure.


Cross-linking the Green Belt

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment and the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz - BfN) are supporting an extensive project to cross-link the inner-German Green Belt with 4.36 million Euros. The Department Green Belt of BUND (Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland e.V. - Friends of the Earth Germany) successfully submitted a project application to the German Federal Programme on Biological Diversity (administrated by the BfN): „Cross-linking Green Belt”.


We together for the European Green Belt in Croatia

On Friday, 20 September 2019, the Public Institution for the management of protected Areas of nature and the ecological network of Virovitica-Podravina County, in cooperation with regional and cross-border partners, celebrated with many others this year’s European Green Belt Days and the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of the European Green Belt - a day full of actions!


Celebrating the nature of the Baltic region at this year’s special European Green Belt Day

On September 21 2019, Ecocentrum and Friends of the Baltic celebrated this year’s 30th anniversary of the European Green Belt with an exciting Ecotrip along the Southern shore of the Gulf of Finland.


Another year of successful cooperation for nature and people in Belasitsa mountains, Bulgaria

Together with more than 200 people the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation (BBF) colourfully celebrated this year’s European Green Belt Days in Belasitsa Nature Park, Bulgaria and Lake Kerkini in Greece, in cooperation with partners from North Macedonia.


Combining culture and nature protection along the Green Belt

What have beans and the Green Belt in common? In North Macedonia, the Bean’s Day is celebrated each year. And this year has been special, because of the 10th anniversary of the Beans Day on 21st of September in Tearce, North Macedonia. As part of the country’s culture, North Macedonia celebrated this special event during this year's European Green Belt Days.


A round move at this year's European Green Belt Days - Move4GreenBelt

The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of 1989 paved the way for the European Green Belt, Europe's largest nature conservation project, which therefore celebrates its 30th birthday in 2019. In addition to an international event at Lake Neusiedl, the Austrian League for Nature Conservation has invited the public to get moving for the Green Belt in Austria during the European Green Belt Days from 18th -24th September this year.


Green Balkans celebrated the 30th anniversary of the European Green Belt Initiative on both sides of the Bulgarian-Turkish border

It has been 30 years! A reason to celebrate the collaboration for nature along the line of the former Iron Curtain - a special occasion for this year’s European Green Days! Green Balkans organized a series of cheerful events in the cross-border area of Bulgaria and Turkey from 18-24 September.


Eagles Beyond Borders – Protecting the precious imperial eagle on the Balkan Peninsula

Once widespread along the central and Balkan region, the imperial eagle faces many threats today, driving the species to lose its live. Countries of the European Green Belt have recognized that this majestic animal needs sustainable cross-border protection – a task that the Association of Back to Nature takes very seriously at the border between Turkey and Bulgaria.

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