Climate Park Closing Conference in the Frame of HUSK Project of the EU
The Climate Park project is supported by the European Union. The project is implemented under the Hungary-Slovakia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013 (HUSK-ETE)
The Climate Park project is supported by the European Union. The project is implemented under the Hungary-Slovakia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013 (HUSK-ETE).The framework for European transnational, interregional and cross-border cooperation between 2007 and 2013 is the European Territorial Cooperation Programme. The overall strategic goal of the programme is to increase the level of economic and social integration in the Hungarian-Slovak border area by strengthening economic competitiveness, increasing social and cultural coherence among people and communities, improving accessibility and communication as well as protecting natural assets. The programme is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). In autumn 2014, a total of 10 hectares of forest were planted in Szigetmonostor and Pócsmegyer with the aim of providing climate protection, recreation, habitat restoration and environmental education. Additional project activities include the restoration of water habitats and increasing the area of grassland on the island. The Village House (Faluház) in Szigetmonostor will be turned into a visitors' centre with a climate-related profile. The building itself will make use of renewable sources of energy and will host an exhibition on the project and on the island’s natural values. The centre will also serve as a venue for environmental education activities. The long-term sustainability of project results and future developments will be ensured by a complex eco-island concept, which will be developed during the project. The Climate Park project, supported by the Hungary-Slovakia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013, aims to implement climate protection activities such as forestation and habitat restoration on Szentendre Island, and to carry out an extensive environmental education and dissemination programme in Hungary and Slovakia. The Climate Park Closing Conference was held in Szigetmonostor, at the Lead Partner on 30th, June 2015. 60 participants attended the Conference, they could listen to several lecturers, and guests could visit 4 different locations: • Nature trail with electric bus • Climate Centre and Nursery Garden, • Mulch factory, • Eco-forest with omnibus, Pócsmegyer Local Government, as Project Partner was represented by Mr Jenő Gombás, Vice Mayor.He was talking about the future of the Climate Center, but there were lectures about the eco-island concept, the climate-conscious energy use, the benefits of composting and grassland as well. The breaks could taste delicacies from local farmers, participants could enjoy Slovak folk music and folk dance as well. Pócsmegyer Local Government aims are the rehabilitation of the local lake, Pázsit-tó and the landscaping of 5.4 acres of land. The Government undertook water quality improvement installation of trees and grasses.