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EUROPARC Federation currently represents 365 members. These include protected areas, governmental departments, NGO's and businesses in 36 countries, who themselves manage the green jewels of Europe's land, sea, mountains, forests, rivers and cultural heritage. Nature knows no boundaries and we therefore facilitate international co-operation in all aspects of protected area management to further and improve and conserve our shared natural inheritance. We endeavour to exchange expertise, experience and best practise as well as to collaborate with others to ensure the value and meaning of protected areas is at the heart of Europe.
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Don't miss the biggest event of the year!
Kick-off meeting in Brasov and second Training of Trainer session
End of June the kick-off meeting of the DBU funded project „Increasing education opportunities on sustainable development for protected area managers in Romania“ took place, which EUROPARC runs together with its partner ProPark foundation (RO). Petra Schultheiss, project manager on EUROPARC’s side, travelled to Brasov (RO) to meet the project manager and project assistant from ProPark foundation in their headquarter. In the fruitful reunion the partners had the chance to get to know each other better, discuss the project again in full length and look into administration details.
This meeting also gave the opportunity to meet the 11 participants of the second training-of-trainers session, which took place the same days (23rd to 25th June). „All the participants are highly motivated and eager to learn how in the future they can deliver their knowledge to protected area managers effectively with the help of on-line training tools“, says EUROPARC’s project manager Petra Schultheiss. Based on their own experience as trainers, the participants developed the first steps of procedures and processes for the successful implementation of online courses. Further on, they looked into theoretical aspects of how to adapt different online instruments to different trainees’ needs and learning styles. After an introduction to the online platform moodle, the training session concluded with a practical test: in 15 minutes the participants should customise a lesson module in moodle on a topic that they would teach afterwards.
In the next months the trainers will meet in thematic working groups, to adapt the curriculum of Protected Area Specialist occupation to part online, part face to face training. At the same time the web platform for the online lessons is being developed according to the projects’ needs and guidelines for the trainers finalised.
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