World Heritage BEECH Forests: emPOWERing and catalyzing an ecosystem-based Sustainable Development

The UNESCO World Heritage Site “Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe” represents the most complex natural site in the UNESCO portfolio – comprising of 78 parts in more than 40 protected areas in 12 countries. While local management units of the parts face similar challenges related e.g. to buffer zone management, the environmental and socio-economic contexts differ considerably on local and national level. 

The BEECH POWER project aims to improve the management quality and effectiveness of this site to safeguard the ecosystem integrity of the single parts by improving capacities and active participation of relevant stakeholders. 

The partners take an ecosystem-based and participatory approach and work on different administrative levels to anchor sustainable regional development and to produce replicable and innovative models for world heritage beech forests and their local surroundings. With guidelines, strategies and recommendations the project will create a “Beech Forest Quality Standard” to support protected area administrations, public authorities and actors from civil society in their daily work. 



Upcoming events

SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP 

PAKLENICA NATIONAL PARK, CROATIA

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

PARTICIPATORY STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR ENHANCED COOPERATION BETWEEN PROTECTED AREAS AND COMMUNITIES

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

World Heritage Day

7 June 2020

Participatory strategy development workshop for enhanced cooperation between protected areas and communities

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

PARTICIPATORY STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR ENHANCED COOPERATION BETWEEN PROTECTED AREAS AND COMMUNITIES

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Workshop on concept of BEECH FORES Certification System and procedure

June 2020, Kalkalpen National Park, TBd

News & Events

30-11-2019

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Situational Analysis workshop for Snežnik

Organised by Slovenia Forest Service, another Situational analysis workshop took place, this time targeting the component part Snežnik.

15-11-2019

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Situational Analysis workshop and field trip to the Virgin Forest Krokar

A field trip to the centruries old beech trees of the primeval forest Krokar, one of the smallest World Heritage component parts and a Situational analysis workshop for local stakeholders was organised in Slovenia.

09-09-2019

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Attending Interreg Central Europe Communication Seminar

Together with over 90 participants, the seminar was opened by Frank Schneider. Many communication managers and project representatives of the latest and earlier projects were present. 

Communication seminar


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Start Date

01.04.2019

End Date

31.03.2022

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