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We are the EUROPARC Federation and we represent hundreds of responsible authorities and thousands of Protected Areas in 36 countries. We often say in EUROPARC that nature knows no boundaries and we therefore facilitate international co-operation in all aspects of Protected Area management to improve and conserve our shared natural inheritance. Someone out there has the answer to your question, a solution to your problem, an idea you can use. So connect to the network!

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The very latest from EUROPARC Federation

Workshop – Management of Natura 2000 sites

Between 3-5 May 2017, EUROPARC Central and Eastern Europe and the Fertő-Hanság National Park Directorate (Hungary) organised a workshop to review the management of Natura 2000 sites and summarize experiences. Participants came from Czech Republic, Croatia and Hungary,  representing their governmental, non-governmental...

European Natura 2000 Award - calls open!

Get the recognition you deserve   Today, on the occasion of the establishment of the European Natura 2000 day the European Commission launched the 2018 edition of the EU Natura 2000 Award. The Award, now in its fourth year, honours...

Call for short presentations - measuring the impact of people in periurban parks

The natural spaces around our major urban places are vital green lungs for city dwellers as well as important features of the landscape.  The pressures these greenspaces are under can be immense with multi-use visitation (trekking, mountain bikes and other...

What do we do with our forests? Life RedBosques - EUROPARC Spain

What do we do with our forests? Forests are key ecosystems in the Mediterranean region. They provide many services to society, but at the same time they are subject to serious threats. In Spain, over 50% of Natura 2000 area...

First European Summit of Regional Nature Parks

On the 21 June 2017, the German Association of Nature Parks and EUROPARC Federation organise the 1st Summit of Regional Nature Parks. We will share the results of the Europe’s Nature-Regional-Landscape Parks and learn these parks are strong players for nature conservation and sustainable rural development in Europe.

Wilderness in Central and Eastern Europe

What are the challenges and opportunities of wilderness in Central and Eastern Europe? How are the different countries approaching wilderness? Learn from the presentations of the Internal Workshop on Wilderness, organised by EUROPARC Central and Eastern Europe and IUCN World Commission of Protected Areas.

Interreg projec for Tourism Development in the Nordic-Baltic

For the period 2014-2020. Interreg V-A South Baltic Cross-border Cooperation Programme is implemented project „Best practice in tourism development, marketing and sustainable management of Attractive Hardwoods“ EUROPARC member, Žemaitija National Park, together with the Swedish Forest Agency (SE), Blekinge region...

Linking biodiversity to national economic and social priorities - 1st workshop

As part of a major study for the European Commission, on ‘Linking biodiversity to national economic and social priorities in the EU Member States’, the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and partners are organising a series of regional workshops...

Study trips for Protected Area professionals: education & alternative funding strategies

EUROPARC Germany is organising 2 interesting study trips for Protected Area Professionals, in the framework of the project “International exchange of competences of players in protected areas” (ANNIKA). The study trips will focus on Education and Funding for Protected Areas. Deadline for application: 15th May.

EU's Action Plan "for nature, people and the economy"

Following the Nature Directives Fitness Check, the European Commission has just launched an Action Plan "for nature, people and the economy". Learn about its main priorities.

EUROPARC LIVE

What if you could learn about a new topic in a 3 minutes film? That's what EUROPARC LIVE is all about!

Seminar-dialogue with DG Environment

"European Policies and the role of Protected Areas" is the title of the Seminar-dialogue organised by EUROPARC on the 14th June.

Register your events for the European Day of Parks celebration!

The Climate is changing, bringing changes that affect the life of every being on earth. Nature was never so threatened – nor so needed – as before. The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we crop, they...

IMPACT Interreg Europe

New management models for Protected Areas Protected Areas and the natural values kept inside them, are without doubt one of the most valuable resources we need to preserve. But, what if these resources can be exploited in a sustainable manner...

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