EUROPARC Conference


Magic Mountains, Portugal

6th – 10th September 2017

From the 6th – 10th September 2017, the Annual Conference of the EUROPARC Federation will be held in Portugal, in the Magic Mountains territory.

The EUROPARC Conference is a European-wide event with an international focus, gathering numerous experts around thematic issues related to nature and cultural heritage conservation, as well to the sustainable management relating to protected areas.

At a time when modern society is questioning its core values, the EUROPARC Conference 2017 theme – NEW VOICES, NEW VISIONS, NEW VALUES – FOR PEOPLE AND NATURE IN EUROPE will help us widen the debate. Throughout the Conference, we will examine the role of protected areas as inspiring territories. Promoting a more socially inclusive, environmentally healthier, and economically viable model.

We can take this opportunity to discuss a new paradigm for Protected Areas. Who are the new actors in Protected Areas management? Nature and cultural heritage conservation concerns and affects everyone, therefore it is our common responsibility to seek out new approaches, trying to go further in defining the future of parks in Europe.

Join us in Portugal!

The EUROPARC Conference 2017 is an initiative of the EUROPARC Federation and is organised by ADRIMAG – Association for the Rural and Integrated Development of the Montemuro, Arada and Gralheira Mountains – in close collaboration with its local and national partners.

Have a word in the biggest gathering of Protected Area experts in Europe and join the debate to find out a new paradigm for our European Parks. Discover the Conference programme, get to know our special guests, explore the workshops and field trips we have organised for you and check the several opportunities you will have to network and share your projects and ideas!

This Conference and the themes that will be addressed and debated are of major importance in the year, declared by the United Nations as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

How do I get there?

The Magic Mountains region is reachable in less than 1 hour from Porto Airport, which is accessible with the main Airline companies, including several low costs. ADRIMAG, the EUROPARC Conference 2017 host, will provide a free transfer service from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (Oporto) and from Train Station (Aveiro) to the venue of the Conference. All the travels inside the Magic Mountains territory, related to the Conference, will also be assured.

For further details regarding travel please visit the Conference official website.

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