Duration: 17.09.2018 – 30.06.2019
Lead Partner: Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention
Funding: Advisory Assistance Programme (AAP) provided by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection of Germany
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The project “Integrating nature protection and sustainable tourism development into the Carpathian region via science-policy-practice interface” has been elaborated by the Carpathian Convention Secretariat in collaboration with the Science for the Carpathians (S4C) network and the WWF Central and Eastern Europe and co-funded by the Advisory Assistance Programme (AAP) provided by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection of Germany.
The project supported integrating the results from the previous Carpathian Convention developments on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection into a comprehensive follow-up in the Carpathians, via strengthening the science-policy-practice interface and building synergies among the researchers and practitioners. Specifically, the project supported the following activities:
– Organization of the 5th Forum Carpaticum, participation of young scientists, social and interdisciplinary scientists and practitioners in the Forum (see www.fc2018.hu).
– Strengthening synergies between the Carpathian partners and other science-policy-practice networks and initiatives in the field of sustainable tourism and biodiversity conservation, such as via the organization of a Carpathian session and supporting participation of Carpathian scientists and practitioners at the First World Agritourism Congress, held in Bolzano in November 2018
– Organization of the first Carpathian ESD Seminar, held in Hungary on 16-18 April 2019, participation of the S4C experts in the Seminar and elaboration of the recommendation for the Carpathian Convention
– Holding a workshop on exploring new methods to integrate and co-create knowledge between the S4C and the Carpathian Convention WG on Biodiversity (30-31 May 2019, Ostrava, Czech Republic), in order to enhance the implementation of the Carpathian Convention.
*The project was funded by the German Federal Environment Ministry’s Advisory Assistance Programme (AAP) for environmental protection in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and other countries neighbouring the European Union. It is supervised by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and by the German Environment Agency.
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