The project

The logo of our project consists of three words: Nature without Barriers.

We do a project.

What does "project" mean:

This picture shows people listening to a lecture. The room is medium-sized and divided by a column. The lecture is about service chain in a nature park.

Project means:

  • Many people work together.
  • For a short time.
  • To make an idea come true.

After that time the project goal should be done.

Who works in our project:

This is a map of the European Union.
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In our project

there are people from all over Europe:

  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Austria
  • Germany

Who pays for our project:

This is the logo of the EU Erasmus+ programme. On the logo you can see the EU flag and the sentence "Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union".

The project is paid by an educational program.

This educational program is called “Erasmus plus”.

This is a program of the European Union.

In the European Union many countries of Europe work together.

What does the project want to achieve?

This picture shows members of the project team trying out what it feels like to experience nature in a wheelchair. Many of the people are in wheelchairs, all others are assistants and responsible for safety on the road.
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Our project wants

to help people with disabilities

to experience nature.  

That’s why the project logo says:

“nature without barriers”.

The full project name in difficult language is:

“Assuring the access

to nature education

and nature experience

for impaired people.”

The logo of our project consists of three words: Nature without Barriers.

Nature without barriers:

There are many people with disabilities in Europe:

  • People who can’t see well. (Blind.)
  • People who can’t hear well. (Deaf.)
  • People who can’t walk well. (Using wheelchairs.)
  • People who can’t read well. (Learning difficulties.)

These people often have problems to be in the nature.

Because they can’t find the way.

Or the wheelchair can’t go to some places.

In our project  we want to make nature barriere-free.

Barrier-free means:

The picture shows wheelchair users passing a ramp in nature.
© Umweltdachverband

Everyone can experience nature without help.

We want:

  • Ramps for wheelchair users,
  • Signs in Easy Language,
  • Signs for blind people,
  • Videos in sign language for deaf people,
  • Text you can listen to.

About nature parks:

"The picture shows a nature guide conducting a tour in sign language. "
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There are many nature parks in Europe.

The nature parks offer interesting things for the visitors.

So visitors can experience and understand nature.

Offers are for example:

  • Nature trails.
  • Nature conservation (protection) centers.
  • Exhibitions (like in a museum).
  • Tours guided by experts.

Many nature park employees do not know how to make nature barrier-free.

We teach them.


We show:

  • How can guided tours be made better
    for people with disabilities?
  • How can nature trails be changed
    so that everyone can use them without help.

We give information:

This picture is the first page of our information leaflet "Nature without Barriers". This page is written in Easy-to-read.

We prepare information for the experts in the nature parks.

For example an internet page.

Or brochures.

We explain:

  • How do you make good guided tours for people with disabilities?
  • How do you construct good nature trails for all people?
  • How do you remove barriers in buildings and on paths?
  • How can you communicate well with all people?
  • How can you create different offers for
    • Blind people,
    • Deaf people,
    • People in wheelchairs,
    • People with learning difficulties?

All information about our project is available on the Internet:

Do you have any questions?

You can ask us.


You can write a letter.

Address it to:

Katja Weickmann

Global Nature Fund (GNF)

Hackescher Market 4

10178 Berlin, Germany


Or you can call us:

0049 30 2400 867 341


Or you can write an e-mail:

This is the picture of Katja Weickmann, the project manager of the Global Nature Fund (GNF). © GNF