brings together organizations directly involved in the planning of large infrastructure projects, as well as nature conservation: national and regional authorities, international organizations, research centres and universities, motorway companies, environmental organizations. This ensures an integrated approach on the development of an environmentally-friendly and safe transport system in the Carpathian region.
These organizations have the know-how, capacity, experience and authority to develop concrete solutions to reduce environmental impact and design suitable Green Infrastructure elements. One focus will be maintaining uninterrupted ecological corridors which ensure the free movement of species most vulnerable to the impact of motorways and railways: large carnivores (such as the brown bear, the wolf and the lynx) as well as certain species of herbivores.
The concrete measures regarding the planning, building, management and monitoring of large infrastructure will focus on four pilot-projects: the Tîrgu Mureș-Iași motorway (Romania), the Curtici (Radna)-Deva railway (Romania), the Miskolc (Hungary) – Kosice (Slovakia) – Uzhgorod (Ukraine) motorway, the Beskydy motorway (Czech Republic-Slovakia).
The project will also develop a set of standards regarding the integrated planning of infrastructure projects and will advocate for their inclusion in public policy across the region.