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Background In Europe, approximately 75% of the population lives in urban areas and this is expected to increase to around 80% by 2020. Every day, open space continues to be converted into housing, commercial and industrial buildings, and infrastructure such as roads, railways and airports. In Flanders, open space loss amounts to seven hectares/day, one of ...
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Background Agricultural land management in Flanders (Belgium) and the Netherlands is characterised by a use of surplus nutrients. There is strong evidence that soil degradation is intensifying and spreading in the region, including through the loss of soil organic matter. The loss of this matter affects the soil's ability to retain water, its aeration and ...
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The aim of RESTORE is to address the challenge of environmental degradation across NWE by developing a framework for the restoration of minerals sites (quarries). to provide benefits for biodiversity. habitats and local people. This will increase the sustainability of NWE by reversing biodiversity declines. protecting and buffering designated sites. enhancing landscapes. providing Green Infrastruc ...
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Green Infrastructure For Tomorrow - Together! (GIFT-T)

Start date: Mar 31, 2010, End date: Aug 31, 2015,

... ic roadmap can be used in other areas. The results from the case studies are to illustrate and inspire others.The 5 case studies are: South HollandThe Campine in AntwerpVlaamse Rand near BrusselsHoo PenisulaThe Mersey Forest
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Rural Alliances

Start date: Mar 31, 2010, End date: Jul 30, 2015,

RURAL ALLIANCES aims to address urgent challenges caused by rapid demographic change in rural areas by putting into practice a completely new alliance building concept. Enterprise-Community Alliances will be formed to build self-supporting. inclusive. confident rural communities. strengthening NWEs rural competitive & cohesive position & countering negative effects of demographic change Progres ...
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VALUEADDED (VALUE+)

Start date: Jun 30, 2010, End date: Jun 29, 2015,

Cities throughout North West Europe (NWE) welcome the challenge to increase public involvement in decision-making and planning. However. the major problems facing Europe cannot be addressed using entirely local approaches. This also requires strategic. coordinated responses. VALUE+ will demonstrate how cities can best integrate bottom-up and top-down approaches. It will show how we can both deepen ...
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Derelict buildings and empty spaces threaten economic competitiveness, territorial cohesion and performance. SEEDS addresses the urgent need for revised policies and robust EU steer by promoting innovative land-use strategies and modern governance. It develops skills and opportunities for those furthest from labour markets, transforming growth prospects. It tackles changing land-use patterns deman ...
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Recreational and functional cross-border itineraries (IRFT - GRFN)

Start date: Aug 31, 2010, End date: Dec 30, 2014,

The Belgian-French coastal area is densely populated and attracts a large number of tourists during the high season. An increasing number of residents and tourists use the soft transport networks. Today, the existingtrails and paths are not connected to each other. Cyclists, walkers and hikers are unable to continue their route when they get to the French-Belgian border.The aim of this project is ...
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Carbon reduction in protected nature and landscape areas (Carelands)

Start date: Nov 30, 2013, End date: Aug 30, 2014,

This cluster will work on carbon reduction and the use of renewable energies in protected nature and landscape areas. The partnership will also identify businesses who want to be engaged in carbon reduction.
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Balancing nature and recreation in peri-urban and rural areas (BALANCE)

Start date: May 31, 2009, End date: Dec 30, 2013,

The BALANCE project aims to develop and to evaluate new methods and practices enhancing the availability and quality of green areas in peri-urban areas in order to provide a safe and healthy living environment. It will involve the local communities during the different project phases. Respecting the balance between nature, development and recreation is of major importance to make the 2 Seas area a ...
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Collaboration for identity-based economic development (COLLABOR8)

Start date: May 9, 2007, End date: Nov 29, 2013,

AIM To contribute to the economic prosperity. sustainability & cultural identity of NWE in increasingly competitive global markets. This will be done by forming & supporting new clusters in the Cultural. Creative. Countryside. Recreation. & Hospitality(CCCRH) sectors using uniqueness of place as a binding force & overcoming barriers to regional & transnational collaboration. THE PROBLEM Globa ...
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Duurzaam Verbinden

Start date: Mar 31, 2010, End date: Mar 30, 2013,

Dit project werkt verder op de resultaten en ervaringen van het Interreg III-project Kempenbroek. De uitdaging die de projectpartners willen aangaan, is om in een steeds sterker versnipperd Vlaanderen en Nederland op zoek te gaan naar verbindingen.Eerst en vooral de mensen verbinden die steeds vaker op zoek gaan naar ontspanning en rust in hun eigen woon- en werkomgeving. Ook planten en dieren sam ...
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Making Places Profitable - Public and Private Open Spaces (MP4)

Start date: Aug 31, 2008, End date: Sep 29, 2012,

MP4 focuses on innovative approaches for planning and designing, maintaining and using public places. The project aim is to demonstrate how open space improvements offer positive socio-economic benefits, and how the benefits offered to key communities can be maintained in the long run (place-keeping). In cooperation with key EU policymakers and networks, the project activities illustrate support f ...
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Valuing Attractive Landscapes in the Urban Economy (VALUE)

Start date: Jun 30, 2008, End date: Sep 29, 2012,

AIM: To demonstrate the economic value of green infrastructure at the city/region scale and to show how to target green investments to maximise competitive benefits to communities throughout NWE. Green infrastructure* is a valuable part of our urban economy. However. as urbanisation increases throughout NWE. public and private greenspaces are being lost to housing and commercial developments. A ...
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URBAN HABITATS

Start date: Jan 31, 2008, End date: Jun 29, 2012,

The aim of Urban Habitats is to improve availability and quality of urban natural spaces and enhance awareness and engagement of urban nature by local communities. This space is essential for the quality of the urban living environment, offering outdoor recreation possibilities and contributing to conservation of nature and biodiversity in urbanised areas.The partnership is composed of four actors ...
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Grenzeloos Wandelen

Start date: May 31, 2009, End date: May 31, 2012,

Het project ‘Grenzeloos Wandelen’ ontwikkelt (rijks)grensoverschrijdende wandelnetwerken en thematische wandelconcepten. Het organiseert een gemeenschappelijke promotie voor het wandelen in het grensgebied Vlaanderen/Nederland en staat in voor de uitwisseling van kennis op gebied van monitoring wandelrecreatie, commerciële productontwikkeling, efficiënt beheer en onderhoud. ...
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Habitat restoration in Averbode Bos en Heide (Life Averbode)

Start date: Aug 1, 2006, End date: Apr 30, 2012,

Background The Averbode Bos en Heide area borders the Campine region and is unique to European lowlands. The region’s high geomorphological diversity includes several endangered habitats: the sand dune and dune-heath vegetation that grows on inland continental dunes; Atlantic wet heath with Rhynchosporion depressions; dry heath; species-rich Nardus gras ...
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GROEI.kans!

Start date: Mar 31, 2009, End date: Mar 30, 2012,

Dit project beoogt het meetbaar versterken van de plattelandseconomie door de professionalisering van het multifunctioneel ondernemerschap (MURO) in een multifunctioneel platteland. De rurale ondernemers worden gestimuleerd tot professionalisering en innovatie in hun ondernemerschap en in de vermarkting van hun producten. De innovatie die daarvoor aangewend wordt, noemen we systeeminnovatie waarb ...
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Soorten als drager van Biodiversiteit (SOLABIO)

Start date: Sep 30, 2008, End date: Mar 30, 2012,

... één overkoepelende en zeven thematische publicaties.In deze publicaties worden, op basis van de opgedane ervaringen, suggesties geformuleerd naar de partners, betrokken actoren en het Vlaamse en Nederlandse beleid.
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... Objectives This LIFE project is the result of the cooperation between the NGO, Natuurpunt Beheer, and two public bodies, Agentschap natuur en bos and Vlaamse Landmaatschappij. The objective of this partnership is the restoration of an important Flemish Natura 2000 sites, called Turnhouts Vennengebied. Measures include: - Large-scale redevelopment ...
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Background The Stropers area of woods and sandy heaths is situated in Flanders. It has a mix of both coniferous - mainly Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) - and broad-leaved forest, arable land and grasslands. The diversity of land use and the rare plant species that grow here mean the area is of high botanical value. The main habitats include a mesotrophic ...
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LIFESCAPE - Your Landscape (LIFESCAPE)

Start date: Apr 30, 2003, End date: Apr 29, 2008,

The link between cities and their immediate rural hinterlands is eroding across NW Europe as urban centres develop closer links with the global economy. These kinds of pressures are especially great in the Central Zone of NW Europe, where the LIFESCAPE project partners are all based. The objective of LIFESCAPE is to demonstrate that there is synergy between the maintenance of landscape identity an ...
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SOS II

Start date: Dec 31, 2002, End date: Dec 30, 2005,

The Sustainable Open Spaces II (SOS II) project intends to further develop the concept of open space examined in the IIC project, to consider ways in which the importance of landscape identity can be achieved. Over three years this ambitious project, which brings together 16 partners from five Member States, acknowledges the importance of retaining the quality of historical assets and stabilising ...
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The SAGITER project is based on the hypothesis that progress towards environment-friendly farming can be achieved by coupling scientific knowledge with folk knowledge. The aim of the project is to apply this precept to agricultural training. Its originality stems from the desire to launch a process of passing on knowledge based on experience to future farmers in an institutional framework, that is ...
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