DARKERSKY4CE project aims to reduce light pollution in central Europe by changing how it is perceived by policy makers, tourism facilities tourists, and locals. The project objective is to raise awareness on the problem and generate a positive, solution-oriented, attitude to preserve ecosystems and biodiversity, highlighting that dark skies can be a competitive asset for sustainable development in non-urbanised areas. This can be achieved by providing evidence that light pollution is detrimental to ecosystems and biodiversity.

The project means to overcome the challenge of scarce awareness on the topic of light pollution and the importance of dark skies by collecting and making accessible scientific data on the risk and how it affects ecosystems. This analysis will be the starting point to raise awareness, involve policy makers and co-building a shared strategy based on an innovative “ecosystem services approach”, considering light (or the loss of it) in its environmental and recreational dimensions.


Main data of the project:
Project title: Strategic Transnational Approach to Reduce LIGHT pollution in Central Europe
Project code: CE0200765


National Institute for Astrophysics (IT)(LP)
Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship (PL)
STRIA South Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency (HU)
Aufbauwerk Region Leipzig GmbH (DE)
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences – non-profit limited liability company (AT)
Local Action Group Escartons and Waldensian Valleys (IT)
Regional Development Agency of Northern Primorska L.t.d. Nova Gorica (SI)


Project budget in EUR: 1,791,013 EUR
Finanszírozó program:Funding program Interreg Central Europe Programme
Project duration: 01.06.2024 – 30.11.2026