European Regional Development Fund
The Szigetköz-Žitný ostrov region is bound for an intense nature conservation cooperation and for coordinated preservation efforts across the border, as it is the largest inland delta in Europe, which can be considered as a coherent landscape of similar geographic origin formed by strong river activity of the Danube, consisting of complex branch systems and protected areas on both sides of the border, facing similar risks and problems.
Recognising that without proper environmental education and awareness raising activities nature conservation efforts cannot be efficient on the long term, and utilising the momentum originated from the initiation of the Szigetköz Nature Park in 2018 the cooperating partners have decided to put the emphasis on education for sustainable development, identifying it as a precondition for successful nature conservation efforts.
Consequently the aim of the project is to broaden the cross border education programmes for sustainable development both in terms of addressing a wider range of target groups (involving preschool students, teachers, pensioners and people with disabilities) and by the capacity building of cooperating institutions leading to a quantitative increase of participants of environmental education activities and to an improved quality of environmental education services.
To contribute to an increased level of cross border cooperation in the region, the Partners are planning to develop 5 cross border products and services (mobile interactive exhibitions and enhanced eco-mobile fleets), organise 209 cross border events actively involving 2336 people from Hungary and Slovakia. Operational infrastructure is planned to be improved on both sides of the border by creating a new exhibition in Šamorín with the thematic focus “The Danube around Šamorín”, and by the realisation of small scale reconstruction works of the Lipót-Gombócos Nature Centre both locations serving as venues for environmental education activities in the region.
Fertő-Hanság Nemzeti Park Igazgatóság
9435 Sarród, Rév-Kócsagvár
Šamorín, Hlavná 37 93101
Regionálna rozvojová agentúra Šamorín
93101 Šamorín Hlavná 37
Mosonmagyaróvár Város Önkormányzata
9200 Mosonmagyaróvár, Fő utca 11.
Pisztráng Kör Waldorf Természetvédő és Természetjáró Egyesület
3517 Miskolc, Losonczy u. 64.
Szigetköz Natúrpark Egyesület
9181 Kimle, Fő utca 114.
Locations of investment