“More than 100 representatives of 24 European countries gathered from 15 to 19 October at the World Heritage Site Wartburg for the 10th Pan-European Green Belt Conference.
The European Commission has highlighted the importance of the 12,500-kilometre-long Green Belt Europe by recognising it as a project of European importance. “The Green Belt initiative is a model for cross-border cooperation between governmental and non-governmental organisations. This is the only way to maintain and develop the Green Belt as the backbone of a European network of ecological corridor”, says Prof. Hubert Weiger, chairman of the BUND and member of the EuroNatur board. “Today, the Green Belt stands for the idea of a united and free Europe. Here a death strip develops into a lifeline”, says Thuringia’s Environment Minister Anja Siegesmund”
Read more on this page:
The CATCH project has been presented to the conference audience by the roll up banner „CATCH – a development chance for the South Baltic Region” and promotional-information materials.