Night Light

Projekt Doner: "Interreg Europe"

Night light

Status 50%
Duration: January 2017 –December 2021

Funding: EU and Night Light


Regional authorities from selected European countries

Project managers: Peter Christensen and Michael Kristensen


Did you know that: Over 85% of the EU territory is affected by some degree of artificial lighting.


Purpose and description:

In the Night Light project, regional authorities from the Netherlands, Hungary, Spain, Luxembourg, Denmark, Slovenia and Italy go together to improve their regional policies for the prevention of light pollution, the conservation of the night sky and the sustainable exploitation of dark places in the sky.

The project will introduce packages of regional policy measures for each of the partner regions that will result in a permanent reduction of light pollution, the designation of natural areas where the night sky is protected and the introduction of new services and facilities that attract ecotourism to these dark skies.

In Denmark, there is no policy in the area of light pollution, and the Night Light project is therefore intended to help solve this problem through attention, concrete measures and policy making.

The Night Light projects local stakeholder group and Samsø Energy Academy are therefore actively working to show how energy efficiency, tourism and cultural development can reach a higher level when it comes to combating light pollution in Denmark’s central region.

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