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From Biodiversity Data to Decisions:
Enhancing natural value through improved regional development policies
Matching conservation priorities with regional development policies while paying special attention to ERDF fund availability is a critical challenge to deploy robust and effective biodiversity conservation strategies at European and regional levels. However, the development of conservation priorities requires the adequate mobilisation of consistent, relevant and structured biodiversity information aimed at feeding and eventually guiding decision-making.
BID-REX aims to enhance natural value preservation through improved regional development policies by creating/reinforcing the link between relevant biodiversity data and conservation decision-making processes. More specifically, it aims to facilitate the use of biodiversity information and increase the impact of ERDF allocation in the preservation of the European natural heritage by providing decision-making processes with appropriate biodiversity information.
DURATION : 5 years (April of 2016—March of 2021)
- PHASE 1: Interregional learning process (3 years)
- PHASE 2: Monitoring of the Action Plan Implementation (2 years)
TOTA L BUDGET: 1.609.294 € (85% funded by ERDF)
What is the objective of the Interreg Europe programme?
The Interreg Europe programme, financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), was designed to support policy-learning between relevant policy organisations with the aim of improving the performance of regional development policies and programmes. It allows regional and local public authorities and other players of regional relevance across Europe to exchange practices and ideas on the way public policies work, and thereby find solutions to improve their strategies for their own citizens. (Source:Interreg Europe Programme Manual, 19 January 2016)