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Sustainable Development Projects






On November 29, 2006 ETP Foundation-Sustainable Development Projects was awarded a grant under the INTERREG IIIB (CADSES) National Program for the following project:


Project Title:             GREEN BELT—Protection and Valorisation                                          of the Longest Habitat System in Europe.


Partners:                     A total of 17 partners from 8 countries —                                                    Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary,                                            Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Croatia —                                                participate in the project.




Along the former “Iron Curtain” the longest habitat system in Europe has been preserved due to decades of inaccessibility. GREEN BELT mainly aims at the long-term protection of this unique natural heritage, thus contributing to the implementation of the NATURA 2000 and EU spatial policies such as ESDP.


By transforming the former “death belt" into a green “life line”, the project aims at fostering the communication between the people once separated and raise the awareness that nature protection can be compatible with sustainable regional development: “Borders separate, nature unites”.


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On November 23 and 24, 2006 ETP Foundation-Sustainable Development Projects’ President, Mrs. Krustina Mandova, was invited to participate in an International Symposium “Building the Governance of Sustainable Development, European Solidarities with New Member States”.


The organizers of the symposium were “Association Vraiment Durable”, Paris, France  and Municipality of Annemasse

The symposium was held on November 23 and 24, 2006 in the city of Annemasse, France, 20 minutes drive from Geneva, Switzerland.


The participants were high level officials from the government sector and non-government organizations from France, Switzerland and the New Member States (NMS), as well as United Nations Organizations based in Geneva. The focus of the discussions was to establish a European dialogue on governance in environment and sustainable development. The participants in the symposium adopted the Annemasse Declaration.

Mrs. Mandova made a presentation about the environment and sustainable development in Bulgaria.




On July 6, 2005 ETP Foundation - Sustainable Development Projects celebrated its 10th anniversary since its establishment in 1995.

Congratulations and many future successful projects!


November 30, 2005

ETP Foundation - Sustainable Development Projects, Sofia and HEBAR Association, Plovdiv successfully completed the Project “Regional Partnership for Sustainable Integrated Municipal Waste Management in Municipalities of South Central Region” (2004-2005) with the financial assistance of the PHARE “Civil Society Development Program”, CSDP BG 0204.02.


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