Charter network

The European Charter Network: Working in partnership

Since the first seven Protected Areaswere awarded with the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas in 2001, the European Charter Network has grown significantly. The European Charter Network now counts with 157 Sustainable Destinations from 19 countries involving a growing number of local tourism businesses as Charter partners, local and regional government authorities, NGOs and many more. Recognizing the value of the charter-process for sustainable regional development, an increasing number of Charter Candidate Protected Areas is engaging in the Charter process.

List of Sustainable Destinations by Country

Bosnia-Herzgovina

National Park Una, awarded  in 2014

Croatia

Medvednica Nature Park , awarded in 2014

Kornati National Park, awarded in 2015

Lonjsko Polje Nature Park, awarded in 2014

Denmark

Maribosoerne Nature Park, awarded in 2012

Estonia

Matsalu National Park, awarded in 2015

Finland

Koli National Park, awarded in 2007 and 2012

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, awarded in 2013

Syöte National Park, awarded in 2004 and 2011

France

Mercantour National Park, awarded in 2006 and 2012

Ecrins National Park, awarded in 2013

Cévennes National Park, awarded in 2012

Brière Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2015

Livradois-Forez Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2005, 2011 and 2016

Luberon Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2015

Morvan Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2014

Guadeloupe National Park, awarded in 2007

Vexin français Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2001, 2006 and 2012

Regional Nature Park of Montagne de Reims, awarded in 2014

Causses of Quercy Regional Natural Park, awarded in 2014

Queyras Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2010

Scarpe – Escaut Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2003 and 2010

Grands Causses Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2012

Camargue Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2010

Vercors Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2003, 2010 and 2016

Millevaches en Limousin Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2013

Avesnois Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2006 and 2012

Monts d’Ardèche Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2011

Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2012

Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2002 and 2010

Pilat Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2003, 2010 and 2015

Préalpes d’Azur Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2012

Périgord-Limousin Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2013

Volcans d’Auvergne Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2009 and 2015

The Loire Anjou Touraine Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2014

Boucles de la Seine Normande Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2005

Association Rhin Vivant (La bande rhenane Nature Reserves), awarded in 2005 and 2010

Verdon Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2009

Alpilles Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2009 and 2016

Germany

Müritz National Park Authority, awarded in 2011

Harz National Park, awarded in 2005

Southeastern Rügen Biosphere Reserve, awarded in 2012

Frankenwald Nature Park, awarded in 2001 and 2007

Greece

Tzoumerka National Park. awarded in 2016

Chelmos Voraikos National Park, awarded in 2016

Italy

Monti Sibillini National Park, awarded in 2002, 2010 and 2013

Adamello Regional Park, awarded in 2008

Parks System Oltrepo Mantovano (SIPOM) Community of Ostiglia, awarded in 2008 and 2014

Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve, awarded in 2012

Adamello Brenta Nature Park, awarded in 2006 and 2012

Sasso Simone e Simoncello Park, awarded in 2013

Appennino Tosco Emiliano National Park, awarded in 2014

D’Abruzzo Lazio e Molise National Park, awarded in 2011

Pollino National Park, awarded in 2014

Sila National Park, awarded in 2011

Val Grande National Park, awarded in 2013

Conero Nature Park, awarded in 2013

Colli Euganei Regional Park, awarded in 2012

Coastal Dunes from Torre Canne to Torre S. Leonardo Regional Park, awarded in 2012

Alta Murgia National Park , awarded in 2014

Appennino Lucano Val d’Agri Lagonegrese National Park , awarded in 2013

Province of Lecce- System of parks of Salento, awarded in 2012

Marine Protected Area Torre del Cerrano, awarded in 2014

Technological and Archaeological Park of Colline Metallifere Grossetane, awarded in 2014

Alto Garda Bresciano Regional Park, awarded in 2008

Monte San Bartolo Regional Park, awarded in 2013

Alpi Marittime Nature Park, awarded in 2001 and 2012

Aree protette delle Alpi Lepontine, awarded in 2008

Alpe Veglia e Alpe Devero Park, awarded in 2013

Gola della Rossa e di Frasassi Regional Nature Park, awarded in 2013

Paneveggio-Pale S. Martino Nature Park, awarded in 2015

Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park, awarded in 2015

Foreste Casentinesi National Park, awarded in 2015

Cinque Terre National Park, awarded in 2015

Tuscan Archipelago National Park, awarded in 2016

Cilento National Park, awarded in 2016

Monviso Park, awarded in 2016

Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area, awarded in 2016

Gola del Furlo Nature Reserve, awarded in 2016

Latvia

Kemeri National Park, awarded in 2012

Lithuania

Kurtuvenai Regional Park, awarded in 2012

Zemaitija National Park, awarded in 2013

Norway

Dovrefjell National Park, awarded in 2010

The Netherlands

Weerribben-Wieden National Park, awarded in 2009

Biesbosch National Park, awarded in 2012

De Meinweg National Park, awarded in 2012

Dovrefjell National Park, awarded in 2010

Portugal

Peneda-Geres National Park, awarded in 2015

Alvao Nature Park, awarded in 2015

Montesinho Nature Park, awarded in 2015

Douro International Nature Park, awarded in 2015

Terras do Priolo, awarded in 2012

Montemuro; Arada and Gralheira Mountains and Arouca Geopark – Magic Mountains, awarded in 2013

Alto Minho Intermunicipal Community (CIM Alto Minho) , awarded in 2015

Terras do Lince, awarded in 2016

Serbia

Gornje Podunavlje, awarded in 2014

Fruska Gora National Park, awarded in 2014

Slovakia

Nature Park Správ Muránska planina , awarded in 2012

Slovenia/ Italy

Julian Alps – the first Transboundary area awarded with the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas, awarded in 2016

The Julian Alps include Triglav National Park (Slovenia) and Prealpi Giulie Nature Park (Italy).

Spain

Zona Volcanica de la Garrotxa Nature Park, awarded in 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016

Sierras de Cazorla; Segura y Las Villas Nature Park, awarded in 2004 and 2010

Los Alcornocales Nature Park, awarded in 2004 and 2010

Sierra de Grazalema Nature Park, awarded in 2004 and 2010

Sierra Aracena y Picos de Aroche Nature Park, awarded in 2004 and 2010

Sierra Nevada National and Nature Park, awarded in 2004 and 2009

Doñana National Park, awarded in 2006 and 2011

Sierra Maria-Los Velez Nature Park, awarded in 2007 and 2012

Sierra Cardena y Montoro Nature Park , awarded in 2007 and 2012

Nature Park Sierra Magina, awarded in 2007 and 2012

Nature Park Sierra Norte de Sevilla, awarded in 2007 and 2012

Nature Park Sierra de las Nieves, awarded in 2007 and 2012

Nature Park La Brena y Marismas del Barbate, awarded in 2007 and 2012

Nature Park del Delta de l’Ebre, awarded in 2007 and 2012

Nature Park de Somiedo, awarded in 2007

Baixa Limia – Serra do Xures Nature Park, awarded in 2008

Cabo de Gata- Nijar Nature Park , awarded in 2008 and 2013

Sierras Subbéticas Nature Park, awarded in 2008 and 2013

Nature Park del Estrecho, awarded in 2008 and 2013

Las Batuecas – Sierra de Francia Nature Park, awarded in 2008

Garajonay National Park, awarded in 2008 and 2014

National Park de Cabaneros, awarded in 2009 and 2016

Nature Park Alto Tajo, awarded in 2009

Sierra de Andújar Nature Park, awarded in 2009

Hoces del Río Riaza Nature Park, awarded in 2009

Natural Monument Ojo Guareña, awarded in 2009

Sierra de Gredos Regional Park, awarded in 2009

Valle de Iruelas Nature Reserve , awarded in 2009

Bahia de Cádiz Nature Park, awarded in 2010

Sierras de Tejeda; Almijara y Alhama Nature Park , awarded in 2010

Sierra de Hornachuelos Nature Park, awarded in 2011

Marismas del Odiel, awarded in 2011

Monfragüe National Park, awarded in 2011

Montseny Nature Park , awarded in 2011 and 2016

Redes Nature Park, awarded in 2011

Nature Park de Sant Llorenc del Munt i L’Obac, awarded in 2011 and 2016

Nature Park Fragas do Eume, awarded in 2012

Sierra Espuńa Regional Park, awarded in 2012

Galician Atlantic Islands Maritime-Terrestrial National Park, awarded in 2011

Nature Park Fuentes Carrionas y Fuente Cobre -Montaña Palentina, awarded in 2015

Valles Occidentales Nature Park, awarded in 2015

Posets-Maladeta Nature Park, Spain, awarded in 2015

Nature Park de Montgrí, illes Medes i Baix Ter, awarded in 2016

Monsant Nature Park, awarded in 2016

United Kingdom

Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale AONB, awarded in 2013

Cairngorms National Park, awarded in 2011

Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust, awarded in 2011

North Pennines AONB Partnership, awarded in 2013

Exmoor National Park, awarded in 2013

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, awarded in 2008

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, awarded in 2007 and 2012

Northumberland National Park Authority, awarded in 2012

Broads National Park, awarded in 2006, 2011 and 2016

Shropshire Hills AONB, awarded in 2010

Cotswolds Conservation Board, awarded in 2005 and 2010

Forest of Bowland AONB Partnership, awarded in 2005 and 2010

Mourne Heritage Trust; AONB, awarded in 2008

Clwydian Range & Dee Valley AONB, awarded in 2009

Cornwall AONB, awarded in 2009