CONNECTING NATURE - COproductioN with NaturE for City Transitioning, Innovation and Governance


Programme: Horizon 2020

Lifetime: 1st June 2017 – 31th May 2022

Keywords: city, nature, sustainable urban space.


Objective: Connecting Nature is an Horizon 2020 Innovation Action which will position Europe as a global leader in the innovation and implementation of Nature-based Solutions. Connecting Nature brings together 29 partners from 16 European countries including local authorities, communities, industry partners, NGOs and academics. Through Connecting Nature, 11 European cities will invest in multi-million-euro large scale implementation test-beds of Nature-based Solutions. We will measure the impact of this approach on climate change adaptation, health and well-being, social cohesion as well as sustainable economic development. Innovative actions to spearhead the start-up and growth of commercial and social enterprises in the field of Nature-based Solutions will be an integral part of our work.



  • Trinity College Of Dublin (Ireland) – Lead Partner
  • Stad Genk (Belgium)
  • Glasgow City Council (United Kingdom)
  • Miasto Poznan (Poland)
  • Ayuntamiento De A Coruna (Spain)
  • Citta Metropolitana di Bologna (Italy)
  • Obshtina Burgas (Bulgaria)
  • Municipality of Ioannina (Greece)
  • Empresa Municipal De Iniciativas Y Actividades Empresariales De Malaga Sa (Spain)
  • Anaptyxiaki Etaireia Lefkosias (Anel) Ltd (Cyprus)
  • Dimos Pavlou Milas (Greece)
  • Sarajevska Regionalna Razvojna Agencija Serda Doo Sarajevo (Bosnia And Herzegovina)
  • Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (Armenia)
  • Dutch Research Institute for Transitions Bv (Netherlands)
  • University of East London (United Kingdom)
  • Universidade Da Coruna (Spain)
  • Humboldt-Universitaet Zu Berlin (Germany)
  • Uniwersytet Im. Adama Mickiewicza W Poznaniu (Poland)
  • University College Dublin, National University Of Ireland, Dublin (Ireland)
  • Universitatea De Vest Din Timisoara (Romania)
  • Abu International Project Management Limited (Ireland)
  • Bioazul (Spain)
  • Climate Alliance - Klima-Buendnis - Alianza Del Clima E.V. (Germany)
  • Helix Pflanzen Gmbh (Germany)
  • Iclei European Secretariat Gmbh (Iclei Europasekretariat Gmbh) (Germany)
  • Tti-Technologie-Transfer-Initiative Gmbh (Germany)
  • Gis And Rs Consulting Center Geographic (Georgia)
  • Urbanisticni Institut Republike Slovenije (Slovenia)





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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730222


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