GREATER GREEN started on October 1st, 2016 and is funded under the 5th period of the INTERREG programme V A Greater Region. Within the funding programme, the project supports priority 4, increasing the competitiveness and attractiveness of the Greater Region. Its specific aim is to strengthen the presence of Greater Region SMEs on international markets. After an extension, the project has a duration of four years and a total budget of €1,409,999.04. The ERDF subsidy amounts to € 845,999.43.
The Ministry of the Environment, Energy, Food and Forestry of Rhineland-Palatinate
The Ministry of the Environment, Energy, Food and Forestry of Rhineland-Palatinate is responsible for the protection of people and their natural resources. Clean air, clean water, a good climate, fertile soils, the diversity of animal and plant species and habitats - these natural treasures must also be preserved for future generations. The model of sustainable development is therefore a crucial guideline of Rhineland-Palatinate state policy. To this end, the Ministry of the Environment, Energy, Food and Forestry is developing concrete initiatives and assistance in the following areas:
- Conservation of natural diversity (biodiversity), protection and space for nature and wilderness and strengthening of natural land use
- protection of water, the number one foodstuff and space for streams and rivers through the construction of sewage treatment plants, rehabilitation of sewers, renaturation of waters and flood protection measures
- protection of humans against pollutants, noise and genetically modified organisms
- Expansion of renewable energies for energy transition and climate protection
- Expansion of nutrition education in day-care centres, schools and communal kitchens, promotion of good food and appreciation of food
- strengthening consumer health protection
- Strengthening organic agriculture and wine industry and strengthening animal welfare and preserving the health of our animals
- Preservation of forests as an economic factor, strengthening of the product wood as a CO2 storage and protection of forests as a habitat for numerous animal and plant species as well as for human recreation.
- Turning away from the disposable society towards environmental services through the efficient use of resources and raw materials
The Ministry with its specialist departments, the Minister's Office and the State Centre for Environmental Education, is headed by Minister of State Ulrike Höfken and State Secretary Dr. Thomas Griese.
Interreg V A Greater Region
EVTZ-Verwaltungsbehörde INTERREG V A Großregion Gemeinsames Sekretariat 11, bd J.F. Kennedy
INTERREG supports the European Union's cohesion policy. The main objective of this policy is to strengthen economic, social and territorial cooperation between the different regions of the European Union and to reduce development disparities. The INTERREG programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and has provided a framework for cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation in Europe for more than 25 years. The INTERREG V A Greater Region programme promotes cross-border cooperation between local and regional actors in the Greater Region.
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The Wallonian Region is one of the three Belgian regions and consists of the provinces of Wallonian Brabant, Hainaut, Liège, Luxembourg and Namur. Two languages are spoken in Wallonia: French and German.