The Convention on the protection and sustainable development of the Carpathians. The Carpathians are shared by seven Central and Eastern European Countries, four of which have already joined the European Union. This increases the possibilities of sustainable development based on the rich natural, environmental, cultural and human resources of the region, and for preserving its natural and cultural heritage for future generations. The Carpathian Convention provides the framework for cooperation and multi-sectoral policy coordination, a platform for joint strategies for sustainable development, and a forum for dialogue between all stakeholders involved.
CEEWEB is an international network of non-governmental organizations in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region. The mission of the network is the conservation of the biodiversity through the promotion of sustainable development.
ECEAT is the leading European organisation in the field of small-scale sustainable tourism with a special attention to rural areas and organic farming. It is a network of over 1300 small-scale accommodations and tourist services all over Europe, offering sustainable QUALITY of tourist services and approves their contribution to local communities and protection of the environment. ECEAT promotes responsible TRAVEL which brings every year almost 500.000 overnights in rural areas for benefit of local economies in 20 European countries and satisfies responsible travellers.
A network of more than 200 Environmental Citizen's Organisations (ECO's) throughout Europe, sharing a common aim in the Pan-European co-operation for a better environment.
The Environmental Partnership is a consortium of six foundations in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia that are focused on mobilizing and empowering the people of the region to improve their environment, their local communities and societies. Since their establishment in 1991, the Environmental Partnership foundations have invested over USD 16 million in support of more than 5,000 individual projects and are currently the most significant private source of funding for community-based environmental initiatives in the region.
* protecting over 160 endangered species of flora and fauna.
* creating over 4000 km of cycling paths and nature trails.
'green.tv' is a broadband Environmental tv service, featuring short films focusing on themes such as climate change, sustainable and non-sustainable transport, air pollution and technologies. With over 200 films available, this is a comprehensive and entertaining resource. The not-for-profit initiative is in partnership with UNEP and Greenpeace.
The European network for the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA Europe) is a collaborative project which works for better health through physical activity among all people in the WHO European Region, by strengthening and supporting efforts to increase participation and improve the conditions for healthy lifestyles.
Milieukontakt Oost-Europa cooperates with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) active on environmental topics in Europe and Asia. We advise, train, connect and give support. Currently Milieukontakt Oost-Europa is active in 22 countries and maintains a network of over a thousand NGOs in east and west that operate on a local, national and international level. In 1988 Milieukontakt was founded by, amongst others, Friends of the Earth International (FoEI), Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) and Stichting Natuur en Milieu (Dutch Foundation for Nature and Environment). We started our activities in Poland. Soon after, countries like Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Russia followed. Now we are active in all the countries mentioned on top of this page.
Milieukontakt Oost-Europa supports ecological sustainability in the countries of Europe and Asia. To this end, we identify and support partners working towards a sustainable, democratic and environmentally benign society. Our activities are based on a conviction of the importance of environmental protection within the overall context of social and economic development in Europe and Asia. In these efforts, Milieukontakt is supported by organisations and funders in the Netherlands and Europe. Milieukontakt Oost-Europa maintains a network of over a thousand NGOs in east and west. We support NGOs in these countries directly through trainings, workshops, advice and funding. We support and organise twinnings between NGOs in different countries and facilitate activities of NGOs from Europe and Asia on a European level.
Capacity building in Environmental Information Management in Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.
Objectives: Strengthening existing national and regional environmental information networks; Establishing a mechanism for consultation with governments and inter-governmental organisations on international environmental assessment policy and planning; Streamlining environmental reporting by cooperation and collaboration with other international initiatives; Facilitating public access to environmental data and information by encouraging institutions to disseminate data more openly and widely; and Popularising and visualising environmental information using such tools as State-of-the-Environment reports on the Internet and CD-ROMs, and automated mapping based on Geographic Information Systems.