UNEP Vienna - Interim Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention - ERDF PP1


The UNEP Vienna office main focus is the protection and sustainable development of mountain regions. To accomplish its mission, UNEP Vienna promotes different forms of cooperation between countries of the Carpathian region, of South Eastern Europe and of the Caucasus region. UNEP works with a wide range of partners, including United Nations entities, international organizations, national and sub-national governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and civil society

UNEP Vienna hosts the Interim Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians (Carpathian Convention). As such, it is the main reference and service point for the seven Parties to the Carpathian Convention (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Ukraine) and acts as a motor for the implementation of the Programme of Work of the Convention.  

Being the Environmental Reference Center of the Mountain Partnership secretariat, UNEP Vienna cooperates with different stakeholder organizations for the further development of the mountain agenda at a global level.


Role in BioREGIO Carpthians project

UNEP Vienna – ISCC is the responsible Working Package Leader of WP2 – Communication and WP7 – Intergovernmental platform and stakeholder involvement.

It will establish the link between the project and the related Working Groups of the Carpathian Convention in order to facilitate the political follow-up of the project results and outcomes. In order to achieve this a systematic process of stakeholder consultation will be conducted. Several intergovernmental meetings among relevant authorities will take place. UNEP Vienna – ISCC will also ensure the transfer of the project results in the Dinaric Arc and Balkans.

Being responsible for the external communication of the project, UNEP Vienna – ISCC is in charge of the visual identity and the website of the project. It will also coordinate the dissemination of the project results to decision makers and relevant stakeholders.