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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.

If you want to find out more about who we are or what we do please follow these links or use the menu at the top of the page to navigate through the EUROPARC network and its work. Within the site you will also find interesting information about whats on and new within the Federation and Brussels and downloadable copies of some of our publications in our library.

Follow this link for address of the Regensburg office, the Brussels office and staff contact details.



Don't miss the biggest event of the year!
An exciting programme "Understanding the Value of Nature" will be investigated through good keynote speeches with protected area relevance, in depth workshop looking at practical application and stimulating field trips across the beautiful south of Ireland to see some practical examples.

Latest News

EUROPARC announces new leadership!

EUROPARC Federation announces the appointment of Ignace Schops as the new EUROPARC president. Mr. Schops brings more than 20 years of relevant environmental and governance experience to his role having previously served as the EUROPARC council member, actual director or the Belgian NGO Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland (RLKM), member of the EU chapter of Club of Rome and vice president of the largest nature conservation organization in Flanders, Natuupunt.  Mr. Schops replaces Thomas Hansson, who served as the EUROPARC president in the last term (2011 - 2014).

Mr. Schops pointed out how EUROPARC as an NGO, has a high potential to influence the future of Europe and increase the awareness for our precious heritage. Together with the valuable work of the membership and EUROPARC sections, he is eager to do his best in order to “help EUROPARC become the biggest, strongest and most friendly umbrella network in Europe and a standard for the European policy”.

EUROPARC members, at the most important meeting of the year apart from the new president chose five new council members and a new internal auditor, as well. Another big decision took place; the new EUROPARC strategy 2015- 2021 was also adopted by the Assembly and will be of great value to guide the future council and president during their mandate. 

EUROPARC General Assembly is an annual member meeting, of great importance to our organisation, mostly taking place as a part of the annual EUROPARC Conference. Crucial decisions take place during these hours, such as this year’s elections and the approval of the new 6-year strategy among many other not less important votes on various papers and issues. This year the conference is hosted by the by Irish Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with the support of the Irish Heritage Council and Coillte. 

See more information about our new president here.

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EUROPARC Annual Conference

28th September 2014

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