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The Paths to Healthy Forests project is set to receive 1.5 million in European funding

It is under the cross-border cooperation programme between Hungary, Slovakia, Romanaia and Ukraine

  • August 07, 2018 09:30
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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The municipal forests of Spišská Belá and Kežmarok, together with Tatras National Park Forests, are set to receive almost 1.5 million in European funding. The mayor of Spišská Belá, Štefan Bieľak, has announced that the Paths to Healthy Forests project is one of several major infrastructure plans under the cross-border cooperation programme between Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Ukraine (ENI 2014-2020) to have been successful at the project evaluation stage.

"As part of the approved initiatives, Spišská Belá Forests will be planting new trees and repairing forest roads," the mayor noted. "Other joint activities undertaken by all project partners will include specialist workshops, meetings, exchanges of experience through training courses and the laying out of nature trails including activities for children, adults and the elderly." He explained that the planned activities were geared towards growing more environmentally sustainable forests containing different species, following the reconstruction of firebreak forest tracks. They are also intended to raise awareness among experts and the general public about the consequences of climate change and ways of mitigating it.

Source: European Committee of the Regions

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