Given the current biodiversity and climate crises, promoting ecological connectivity is crucial to enable dynamic adaptation processes in ecosystems, and thus to combat the decline in biodiversity and preserve ecosystem functions.

The PlanToConnect project aims to support the creation of a coherent Alpine-wide network of green and blue infrastructures (GBI) for ecological connectivity (EC) based on harmonised regional networks under a common Alpine planning strategy for EC. The project will provide tools to improve the capacity of planners and planning systems to effectively address connectivity gaps, barriers, and major threats in strategic Alpine connectivity areas by operationalising biodiversity and connectivity concepts into spatial planning and territorial policies.

The project lasts from November 2022 through October 2025 and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space Programme.


November 2022 - October 2025
Soil conservation, Quality of life, Biodiversity and nature conservation, Climate change, Forests, Spatial planning, Tourism
ALPARC, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Veneto Region, Asters, organisation for the conservation of natural areas in Upper Savoy, Eurac Research, Ifuplan - Institute for Environmental Planning and Spatial Development, University of Würzburg, Salzburg Institute for Regional Planning and Housing, E.C.O. Institute of Ecology Ltd., Municipality of Sondrio
Alpine countries
Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 11

Sustainable cities and communities

Goal 13

Climate action

Goal 15

Life on land


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