Visegrad Fund

Project Title

Love of Land crucial to climate change for Visegrad Countries

Project Period

1.6.2020 – 31.7.2021

Supported by

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

Project objective

The overall objective of the project is to draw attention to unsustainable land-use practices and the possibility of restoration such as degraded agricultural lands in Visegrad countries and near regions with regard to climate change agenda. The project aims to demonstrate a climate change solution no one is talking about – BETTER LAND USE, followed by practical educational and awareness-raising activities highlighting the importance of traditional knowledge in land use for the relevant target groups.

Project Partners

Czech Union for Nature Conservation – Local Chapter Veronica is an expert and educational institution offering the interpretation of expert environmental subjects. It is active in Brno and Hostětín and gives attention to both urban and country environment. The organization has worked with a wide range of subjects, with our local details as well as with many international issues, from Hostětín to Europe, beginning with practical care of nature and including also works of art.

Czech Association of Beekeepers, basic organisation Mosty u Jablunkova is a civic organization and its members are beekeepers (physical and juristic persons) and supporters of beekeeping. The main tasks are care for the growth of the professional and social level of members, the effect on the youth and winning of young people for the beekeeping, co-operation with governmental and non-governmental organizations, and other activities which lead to the support of the apiculture.

TRIANON registered association is a non-governmental and non-profit organization with a registered office in Cesky Tesin. Target groups are persons with disabilities, students graduate from secondary school and universities and seniors. The association has its own pilot program called Without Barriers – Without Borders, the goal of this program is the integration of disabled people of working age. 

The aim of the Civic Association Breeding at home is to spread awareness, promote and support livestock breeding, traditional agriculture, folk customs and traditions and a positive attitude towards nature and the environment. The Association is seated in the village of Čierne in Region Kysuce.

Foundation New City (Új Város Alapítvány), seated in Budapest, was founded in 1993. It publishes the monthly Új Város magazine and online news and is an active publisher of various publications and books. One of its activities is intergenerational dialogue, the organization of cultural and educational events, the protection of cultural heritage and also cross-border cooperation.

People-Innovation-Design Foundation is a Polish project partner seated in Bielsko-Biała. It is an initiative aimed at meaningfully exploiting the potential of innovative people and, in particular, industrial designers for economic and cultural development. The partner’s experience with sustainable ecodesign for the country as well as environmental education for children and youth within various projects are valuable.