The overall objective of the Project is to strengthen the implementation of conservation standards in South-Eastern Europe by supporting institutional development and creating a regional platform for nature conservation planning.


The Project addresses nature conservation issues and priorities in the region, and target nature conservation authorities responsible for designing national conservation systems. At the regional level, it aims at establishing a network of state authorities and conservation agencies. This network plays a pivotal role in defining priority issues, sharing knowledge and experience among relevant stakeholders within and beyond the region. At a national level, this Project helps to define and implement conservation priorities and communicate them across various sectors.