DANUBEPARKS STEP 2.0 (2012-2014)


Project title: DANUBEPARKS STEP 2.0 - Anchoring the Danube River Network of Protected Areas as Platform for Preservation of Danube Natural Heritage

Project budget: € 2,200,000

Co-financing source: European Territorial Cooperation in South East Europe (ETC-SEE)

Project duration: October 2012 – September 2014


DANUBEPARKS has become a widely recognized nature conservation network. International bodies such as the ICPDR (International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River) are among our permanent partners, and the EUSDR (EU Strategy for the Danube Region) has labelled DANUBEPARKS as “flagship project”. Economic sectors on the river also play an important role. Cooperation with NEWADA Duo, the Network of Danube Waterway Administrations, with forestry companies of the Danube countries, as well as the tourism industry through DCC (Danube Competence Centre), is a daily matter. In this way, we work towards integrative and sustainable development along our common river.

Our second joint project, DANUBEPARKS STEP 2.0, again involves topics of transnational relevance:

  • Protection of Black Poplar and White-tailed Eagle as flagship species
  • Preservation and restoration of natural river dynamics
  • Improvement of nature tourism and environmental education offers
  • Organisational development