In ADRION area the intensive management of viticulture can lead to negative effects on soil, water and air quality, biodiversity and ecosystem services and cause significant changes of fragile habitats and traditional landscapes. ECOVINEGOALS tackles the challenge of viticulture intensive systems and its negative effects. The project helps develop strategies, action plans, tools and capacities for agro-ecological transition of viticulture areas towards low input and low emission management systems. As main outputs, the project elaborates 3 different transnational strategies: 1) one focused on agro ecological cultivation systems to support their diffusion in the fragile wine-growing areas of ADRION regions; 2) one aimed at reconciling viticulture with other competing land uses and with the conservation of landscapes and habitats; 3) one aimed at applying participated territorial governance processes to improve the stakeholders’ capacity to use negotiation and conflict resolution models for environment and landscape protection. The expected changes are achieved by acting through pilot initiatives and local action plans. These guarantee to share technical knowledge, evaluate ecosystem services coming from the agro-ecological approach and strengthen the participatory capacity of policy makers. The transnational and interdisciplinary dimension of the partnership allows to achieve long-lasting results such as the constitution of a new innovative transnational network (AVINE) in the Adrion area and the participation to already existing EU networks that support the definition of project main outputs referred to agro-ecological practices, landscape and habitat protection, active participation and social awareness. Ultimately, the project contributes to ongoing implementation at EU and national level of EU policies such as the EUSAIR, the Common Food Policy and Bioeconomy Strategy, as well as the priorities defined in the EU Commission Staff Working Document FOOD 2030.
ADRION - SECOND CALL FOR PROPOSALS - PRIORITY AXIS 2
2) Sustainable Region
Enhance the capacity in transnationally tackling environmental vulnerability, fragmentation, and the safeguarding of ecosystem services in the Adriatic-Ionian area
Start – End Date
2020-03-01 – 2022-08-31
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