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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

A EUROPARC Youth Manifesto

Youth taking the Lead for Nature - Shaping Protected Areas & Rural Communities! This May, youth from across seven countries gathered in Cairngorms National Park to kick-off the process of writing up a “EUROPARC Youth Manifesto” The final Youth Manifesto...

“Green cities do better” - EUROPARC at EU Green Week 2018

Last week was a special week for all Protected Areas in Europe. Starting with the celebration of the Natura 2000 Day that matched the opening of the EU Green Week 2018, the Natura 2000 Awards Ceremony, and closing with the celebration...

Participatory planning of sustainable tourism in Protected Areas

The Interreg CEETO project (Central Europe Eco-Tourism) entered the implementation phase with the workshop on participatory planning of sustainable tourism in Protected Areas and its work at local on the 8 pilot areas.  The meeting will take place in Austria,...

Elections for a Youth Representative in EUROPARC Council

EUROPARC recently developed an outline Youth+ program to provide skills and experience in leadership, advocacy and communication, to enable young people to more fully take part in the governance, management, activities and support of protected areas. Additionally EUROPARC is now...

New coordination of the EUROPARC Central and Eastern Europe Section

The EUROPARC Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Section is the youngest among the network of EUROPARC Sections. It was established in 2015 as an expansion of the Czech Section and currently includes 30 members from eight countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech...

ESPARC 2018 and the Inspiring Experiences Award - EUROPARC Spain

Past, present, and future of Protected Areas EUROPARC-Spain celebrated its 20th Congress - ESPARC 2018 - in Picos de Europa National Park. 160 professionals joined the celebration of the 25th anniversary of EUROPARC-Spain and the first centenary of Spanish National Parks. ...

Natura 2000 Awards - Winners 2018

Twenty-five finalists were present on 17 May 2018 in the Ceremony of Natura 2000 Awards, that took place in the Berlaymont in Brussels. The Ceremony was chaired by Karmenu Vella, the European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Curiosity and...

Webinar: Solutions for European Protected Areas

On the European Day of Parks, 24th May, EUROPARC and PANORAMA Solutions come together to celebrate “Solutions from European Protected Areas“.  Webinar: Solutions from European Protected Areas 24th May – 11:30 CEST (Central Europe Summer Time) Duration: 1:15hours Register here With this PANORAMA...

EUROPARC Annual Report 2017

The EUROPARC Federation Annual Report 2017 is now available for download in English, German and French. The Report provides a clear view of how we are working to achieve a "Sustainable Nature, Valued by People", through the implementation of the EUROPARC Strategy 2015-2021. Travel...

Quarrying and Protected Areas: the first meeting with Sibelco

Quarrying and Protected Areas: Towards a new partnership for Biodiversity   In todays’ society we are dependent on the extraction industries much more than we ever realise. By their very nature, quarrying, of all kinds, does have a negative impact...


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CEETO - Central Europe Ecotourism: tools for nature protection

Discover the work of EUROPARC inside this ambitious project that aims to improve tourism management in several regions of Europe.

IMPACT - Innovative Models for Protected Areas: exChange and Transfer.

Learn more about this project that aims to integrate socio-economic development and biodiversity conservation in protected areas.



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