Protected Areas in the European Union represent a fundamental asset for preserving nature and biodiversity and provide multiple benefits in ecosystem services. At the same time, it has also been proven that the COVID pandemic has further emphasized the importance of natural spaces for human well-being, leading to an increased number of visitors to Protected Areas. This has positive effects for Protected Areas as people value them again, but also potentially poses a risk to biodiversity if public use is not managed sustainably.
The improvement of public policies on Protected Areas and the adjustment of Protected Areas management is a necessary step, if we aim to create resilient ecosystems to improve the well-being of all persons living in Europe without jeopardizing the environmental goals.
Objective of the project
The objective of GREENHEALTH is to strengthen the biodiversity of the regions of the European Union by improving the management of European Protected Areas through strengthening links and strategic and operational cooperation between biodiversity protection and human health and well-being.
The GREENHEALTH partnership
Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia – General Directorate of the Natural Environment, Spain
Podkarpackie Region (Poland)
Public Institution for the management of Protected Natural Areas of Dubrovnik-Neretva County (Croatia)
The Prešov Self-Governing Region (Slovakia)
Kullaberg Nature Reserve (Sweden)
Northern and Western Regional Assembly (Ireland)
Duration and budget
The project duration is 4 years. 01/03/23 – 31/05/27 and is split into 2 phases
Total value of the project amounts to €1,745,776 with a total co-financing of the Interreg Europe Programme of €1,367,745.20
Core phase workplan in a nutshell
Follow-up phase workplan in a nutshell
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