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28 February 2017

For greener and safer transport

The TRANSGREEN project is launched today at a kick-off meeting in Vienna, Austria. It aims to develop an environmentally-friendly and safe transport network in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine.

Namely, the network of highways and railways that connect key areas of Hungary and, further on, our country to the rest of Europe is being planned for development right now. This “large infrastructure” will be developed across the Carpathian Mountains and will cross valuable ecosystems comprised in natural protected areas, including Natura 2000 sites, threatening to fragment and to disturb them. The TRANSGREEN project’s objective is to prevent and to diminish these threats and pressures on nature.

CEEweb for Biodiversity is a partner in this project, together with WWF International Danube-Carpathian Programme, Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention (project lead, Austria); Friends of the Earth Czech Republic – Olomouc branch, Nature Conservation Agency, Transport Research Centre (Czech Republic); Association “Milvus Group”, WWF Romania (Romania); National Motorway Company, State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic, SPECTRA – Centre of Excellence of EU – Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (Slovakia).

The project TRANSGREEN is co-funded by the European Union funds (ERDF, IPA) through the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme (DTP), Priority 3 – Better connected and energy responsible Danube region, Specific objective – Support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas.

You can read more about the project on this webpage.