EBBC - Biodiversity in Viticulture

Biodiversity in Viticulture

European Partnership for Biodiversity Protection in Viticulture

Europe is a leading producer of wine, Turkey for sultanas. Spain, Portugal and Turkey are among the most important European countries with the largest wine-growing areas - both organic and conventional. Agriculture plays a decisive role in preserving biological diversity. So far, farmers, especially wine growers, have had little contact on the issue of biological diversity in the context of their professional training.

The project organizes the transfer of knowledge between the partner organizations and the countries involved. Particularly important are the experiences from the "Nature Protection and Biodiversity Conservation as a Task for CSR in small and medium sized businesses, Germany" project, conducted between 2012 and 2014.

What actually happens in the project?

  • knowledge exchange between the partner organisations in order to train each other and to develop materials that are practical and applicable.
  • new and already existing knowledge has been processed and made more accessible to winegrowers.
    • Fact sheet, Identification guide, Educational videos
  • development of training and analysis modules to train winegrowers in the systematic analysis of their effects.
    • Biodiversity Check, Biodiversity Action Plan

Detailed information on the project can be found on the website of our partner organisation: Lake Constance Foundation: Partnership for Biodiversity Protection in Viticulture in Europe

The EU Commission chose this project as one of 15 case studies in their publication "Data Collection and Analysis of Erasmus+ Projects": Check the report, p. 108.


Country:   Germany, Portugal, Spain, Turkey
EBBC Partner:   Global Nature Fund, Lake Constance Foundation, Fundación Global Nature
Other Partners:   ECOVIN Bundesverband Ökologischer Weinbau e.V., Germany; Quercus – Associação nacional de Conservação da natureza, Portugal; ADVID – Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Viticultura Duriense, Portugal; La Unió de Llauradors i Ramaders del Pais Valencia, Spain; Rapunzel Organik Tarım Ürünleri ve Gıia Tic. Ltd. Sti., TurkeyFoundation
Supporter:   European Union in the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme