Priority Axis 2 - Sustainable Region

Overview

Overview

Project Summary

IMPRECO main objective is to enhance the safeguarding of ecosystem services and tackle their environmental vulnerability strengthening the potential of protected areas in biodiversity and ecosystems conservation through their transnational networking. The Project Partners are daily facing the challenge of Eco-system (ES) conservation and experiencing the relationship between the ES and the Socioeconomic-system (SoES) which produces flows of benefits from the ES to the SoES but also drivers of change from the SoES to the ES. Human and natural pressures are undermining the health of ES and their capacity to provide services fundamental for living conditions of people in the area. A common challenge for the pj area, is on one side, to maintain, enhance and restore ES and their functionality and, on the other, to integrate the ES in local development plans. The pj addresses such common challenges applying the so called ESS approach but in an innovative way: unleashing Protected Areas (PA) potential as laboratories to test innovative measures for ES conservation and transferring them in the surrounding territories through the application of a quadruple helix approach. Safeguarding ES requires a comprehensive approach to be effective: by converging efforts at the local level, which requires the involvement of PA managers, public bodies, civil society, academia, economic operators and by sharing efforts on transnational ground since ES are ecologically interconnected and threatened by pressures generated at such level. Therefore, the pj will establish a transnational network composed by PAs and local stakeholders and support it with a common strategy for the ES management and conservation together with a set of innovative governing tools. Thanks to such pj outputs and their active involvement in the pj implementation through a community based management system, the commitment and capacities of quadruple helix actors to tackle threats on ES and apply measures for ES management and safeguarding will be increased.

INFORMATION

Call

ADRION - FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Project Acronym

IMPRECO

Project Number

450

Programme Priority

2) Sustainable Region

Specific objective

Enhance the capacity in transnationally tackling environmental vulnerability, fragmentation, and the safeguarding of ecosystem services in the Adriatic-Ionian area

Start – End Date

2018-01-01 – 2019-12-31

Total budget

EUR 1,254,180.50

EU contribution:
ERDF budget

EUR 970,840.67

IPAII budget

EUR 95,212.75

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Project partnership

Lead partner       Project partner

LEAD PARTNER

Municipality of Staranzano

Address
Piazza Dante Alighieri, 26 | 34079 – Staranzano
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Emiliano Mian, ragioneria@com-staranzano.regione.fvg.it

PROJECT PARTNERS

Albanian Development Fund
Regional Development Department

Address
Sami Frasheri, 10 | 1000 – Tirana
ALBANIA
Contact person
Ms. Greta Gjoncaj, ggjoncaj@albaniandf.org

DOPPS-BirdLife Slovenia
Škocjanski zatok Nature Reserve (Koper office)

Address
Sermin, 50 | 6000 – Koper
SLOVENIJA
Contact person
Ms. Nataša Šalaja, natasa.salaja@dopps.si

Public Institution for the Management of Protected Areas in the County of Split and Dalmatia “Sea and Karst”

Address
Prilaz braće Kaliterna, 10 | 21000 – Split
HRVATSKA
Contact person
Ms. Jelena Kurtovic, info@dalmatian-nature.hr

REGION OF CRETE
DIRECTORATE OF ENVIRONMENT AND SPATIAL PLANNING

Address
ELEFTHERIAS STREET, | 71201 – HERAKLION
ΕΛΛΑΔΑ (ELLADA)
Contact person
Ms. ELENI HATZIYANNI, elhatziyanni@crete.gov.gr

University of Salento – Department of Biological and Environmental Science and Technologies (DiSTeBA)
Department of Biological and Environmental Science and Technologies

Address
Via Monteroni, 165 | 73100 – Lecce
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Maurizio Pinna, maurizio.pinna@unisalento.it

Veneto Agricoltura – Veneto Region’s Agency for the innovation in the primary sector
Economics, markets and competitiveness Department - Unit Reserves, Protected Natural Areas

Address
Viale dell'Università, 14 | 35020 – Legnaro
ITALIA
Contact person
Mr. Federico Vianello, federico.vianello@venetoagricoltura.org