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If you want to insert a new project in the "Best practice" section of WIKIAlps, please do the following:

  1. Insert your project acronym as a link in the "Best practice" section, click on this link and create a new page on it.
  2. Then return to the present article (this here!), click on “Edit this page” on the right side and copy the following template to your project site.
  3. Please replace all the existing details in the copied template with your own project details.
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Improving Ecological Connectivity in the Alps

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Project summary

“ECONNECT aims at the enhancement of ecological connectivity in the Alpine Space. Protection of biodiversity and natural heritage – a central necessity to cope with the challenges of climate change – requires an integrated approach which beyond protected areas considers high biodiversity areas and corridors as linking elements of an Alpine ecological network. International umbrella organisations linked to the Alpine Convention, scientific institutions and local implementation partners have joined forces to demonstrate needs and options for action and develop innovative instruments for ecological connectivity. Pilot applications involving different stakeholders result in long-term implementation. To overcome legal and administrative constraints policy recommendations are presented ensuring effective cross-border cooperation and procedural harmonisation. Knowledge transfer and dissemination are guaranteed by the widely ramified structure of partners and the strategic use of networks.” Source: Econnect project summary





Results of a project can be differentiated in outputs, outcomes and impacts of an intervention.OECD Glossary of Key Terms in Evaluation and Results Based Management. Project outputs can generally be identified very easily. Yet, they represent only a first step towards the ultimate objective of project interventions: Initiating project-related outcomes and having true impacts on the ground.


Outputs are an immediate deliverable of a project, which result from a development intervention. They should be finalised and publicly available by the time the project terminates. Outputs comprise tangible project results such as tools, databases, executive summaries, educational material etc.

Output CategoryLanguage(s)Target groupRemark
Webs of life. Alpine biodiversity needs ecological connectivity. Results from the ECONNECT projectReport EN Policy maker; civil servants / administration; Planner; Scientists; Specific institutions; Civil society / citizen Final project document containing: The project in a nutshell, major achievements, connectivity and selected key species, pilot regions and implemented activities, policy recommendations, after Econnect: how to continue the process
Policy recommendations(Policy) recommendationsEN Policy makers “[…] this document has the objective to inform policy makers and decision makers at all levels, from local to regional to trans-national, about key conclusions of the project. It is intended, among others, for government agencies and agencies at EU ministries. The purpose of the policy recommendations is to stimulate further development of and support for the ecological connectivity concept, as its implementation will result in enhanced effectiveness of programmes to conserve biodiversity both in cultural landscapes and in wilderness areas of the Alps, and the ecosystem services associated with it.” Policy recommendations, p.1
Implementation recommendationsGuidelinesENcivil servants / administration; Planner; Specific institutions “During implementation of the ECONNECT project, seven pilot regions under the leadership of protected area administrations applied a common methodology to elaborate and realize various concrete measures and to establish spatial linkages in order to improve ecological connectivity in their region. The experiences and lessons learnt from this process are summarized in the ‘Implementation Recommendations’. The Implementation Recommendations are aimed at supporting protected area administrations and experts working towards nature conservation at a regional level.” Implementation recommendations, p.1
The ECONNECT Project and the Work Package 6 policy oriented summaryENPolicy maker; civil servants / administration; Planner; Scientists; Specific institutions; Civil society / citizen Study on legal barriers.
Joint Ecological Continuum Analysing and Mapping Initiative (JECAMI) – WebservicestoolENPolicy maker; civil servants / administration; Planner; Scientists; Specific institutions; Civil society / citizen “The JECAMI-Webservice (Joint Ecological Continuum Analysing and Mapping Initiative – Webservices) is composed of the CSI-Service (Continuum-Suitability-Index), the SMA-Service (Species Mapping Application) and the PAM-Service (Priority Areas Mapping).” Joint Ecological Continuum Analysing and Mapping Initiative (JECAMI) – Webservices
EcogamePublic relationDECivil Society / citizen A game on ecological topics developed within the sphere of the ECONNECT project.
ECONNECT Pilot AreasMapENPolicy maker; civil servants / administration; Planner; Scientists; Specific institutions; Civil society / citizenMap showing the location of the seven project pilot Areas.
Bibliographie indicative «Réseaux écologiques en France»Literature reviewFRPolicy maker; civil servants / administration; Planner; Scientists; Specific institutions; Literature overview on ecological networks in France.
Outcomes and Impacts

Outcomes are the likely or achieved short-term and medium-term effects of an intervention's outputs, e.g. the outcome of improved, knowledged-based decision-making processes as an effect of a knowledge database (= output) established by a project. Outcomes will in most cases not materialise before project closure.
Impacts are positive and negative, primary and secondary long-term effects produced by a development intervention, directly or indirectly, intended or unintended.OECD Glossary of Key Terms in Evaluation and Results Based Management
As outcomes and impacts are difficult to differentiate, this section contains both of these types of project results.
The identification of outcomes and impacts requires a deeper insight into the respective project e.g. through project participants or direct interviews with project representatives. Outcomes and impacts are usually not solely influenced by projects, but are a complex combination of project results on the one hand and framework conditions on the other. Unlike project outputs, outcomes and results cannot be described in a standardised way. Therefore, they are listed as free text:
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Accessibility of project results

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