The LIFE Project “Sic2Sic – Cycling through the Natura 2000 Network” coordinated by the Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, ISPRA, has three associated beneficiaries: Ares 2., Enne3, FIAB.

The LIFE Project intends to develop the active and conscious participation of citizenship in safeguarding biodiversity, involving schools, local institutions, site managers, tourism operators, companies and citizens. The project will track a network of connections among more than 200 sites of the Italian Natura 2000 network over two years, by cycling 6000 km in 7 regions representative of Italian biodiversity. Cyclist involvement, represent both an unconventional model of communication and a tool to stimulate citizens to be actively involved to the nature protection and to contribute the increase and the spread of social awareness on this issue.