We promote sustainable development in urban areas through both integrated urban planning and eco design, as well as through corporate institutional planning for mobility and working environment of their employees.
How do we promote Natural capital and biodiversity protection?
European GreenBelt Conference
co-organising of European GreenBelt conference & networking events - participation and presentation of Greenways activities at Pan-European conference on GreenBelt in Slavonice (CZ)
international week long bicycle ride organized by EPA partners along the GreenBelt/Iron Curtain from Sopron/Bratislava/AT/CZ to Slavonice to celebrate the GreenBelt conference and 25th anniversary of the fall of Iron Curtain
participation in GreenBelt meetings 2014
European Tree of the Year
organising of Biodiversity awareness raising pan-European campaigning by means of European Tree of the Year - organizing the contest at national levels in all participating countries, on-line voting for the European tree of the year among the winners of the national Tree of the Year contest in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, France, Poland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
organizing award ceremony in Brussels, attracting important stakeholders from EU policy makers, think-tanks, NGOs, politicians and general public as well. An important step forward is to attract more member states and connected campaigns to participate in the contest, rising awareness of the European public about the importance of biodiversity.
check the official Tree of the year contest website
Green Spaces action programme
implementation of concrete biodiversity improvement measures by means of Green Spaces action program - to promote the creation of green spaces in urban and rural areas to affect micro-climates to adapt to global warming by means of support of community best action of tree planting and tree treatments (micro-grant schemas & expert assistance).
Green Entrepreneurship programme
Support of investments for environment by means of Green Entrepreneurship program
- social enterprise incubation by means of three year training, assistance and small start-up grant programme developed
and investigation of its spread
into other CCE countries (Feasibility study
for development of the program in Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic), incl. establishment of cooperation with ASHOCA network