Cultural routes along the Mesta / Nestos River

The notion of cultural routes has been discussed since the 1960, but the first institutionalized international platform appeared in 1998 with the launch of the European Institute of Cultural Routes. Since then, the concept has been gaining increasing importance as a tool for preserving and appreciating cultural heritage in its entirety. The presentation below reveals the opportunities for establishing cross-border cultural routes along the Mesta River and valorizing them through tourism.

cultural routes_Mesta

Territorial ecosystem connectivity, Athens 6-7 February 2019

Balkan Mediterranean Wetland Living Lab

Wet areas and biodiversity in Bulgaria

A publication on Wet Areas ecosystems and the Law on Biodiversity (in Bulgarian) can be downloaded  here.

The Balkan Mediterranean Wetland Living Lab was organized by the Greek Biotope – Wetland Centre (EKBY) in the context of the INTERREG Balkan Med WetMainAreas project, with the purpose to demonstrate the knowledge and services developed during the project and interact to project key messages, towards a joint vision for improving the conservation effectiveness of wetland ecosystems. It brought together policy makers and representatives from competent authorities and organizations from the 5 Balkan Mediterranean countries (Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, North Macedonia), as well as representatives from European and Mediterranean organizations; it was attended by a total of 80 participants from 11 countries.

You can watch the video from the webinar here:

Key messages and presentations are available for download at the following links:

Key Messages_Balkan Med Wetland Living Lab

Ververis_Practical Significance Application of WetMainAreas

Keramitsoglou Living Lab Sattelite based Monitoring

Fitoka_BalkanMed Wetland Mapping_Connectivity

WetMainAreas final publication

The final publication for the WetMainAreas, which summarizes project results, can be accessed here.

Publication on Greek wetlands (in Greek)

Thessaly region publication (in Greek)

Link for downloading:

Thessaly Region Publication