EUROPARC CEE Members’ Assembly

EUROPARC CEE Section members assembly 2016 at Environmental Center Veronica, CZ © Jakub Kašpar

Issued by Jakub Kašpar, President of EUROPARC CEE

Our youngest EUROPARC Section – Central and Eastern Europe – had its second Members Assembly  between the 16th-18th March, at Environmental Centre Veronica in Hostetin*, White Carpathians PLA, Czech Republic.  EUROPARC CEE

During the Assembly,  Members discussed information from the EUROPARC Federation Council and especially changes planned for next years, in terms of the relationship between Council, main office in Regensburg and Sections, and confirmed that the Central and Eastern European Section is ready to take coordination role in Transboundary Working Group. We have also discussed our objectives and the opportunity for joint projects within our region using especially the INTERREG Programme.

Important to remember that our Hungarian colleagues organise a Section Experts meeting on “Invasive species in protected areas”, which will take place in Hortobágy National Park, in May. Next year there will be a similar practical meeting about forest inventory and remote sensing in nature conservation organized by Sumava National Park, Czech Republic.

The final field excursion to Čertoryje Natural Reserve was a nice final bonus as well as a great guidance by the botanist Ivana Jongepierová from White Carpathians PLA Administration.

Downloads

CEE Members Assembly Minutes and annexes (include the list of participants, programme and project proposal BRICK)

CEE Workplan 2016

Presentations

Administrative organisation and Questionnaire on the institutional setup of national parks

*About our host:

The Environmental Centre Veronica in Hostetin is placed in a village which became a model eco-village in all the country on the edge of 1990’s and 2000’s – using reed-bed sewage treatment plant, biomass heating plant or solar thermal and photovoltaic panels on house roofs 10-15 years before all others started to think about such solutions.

EUROPARC CEE Section members assembly 2016 at Environmental Center Veronica, CZ © Jakub Kašpar

EUROPARC CEE Section members assembly 2016 at Environmental Center Veronica, CZ © Jakub Kašpar

EUROPARC CEE Section members assembly 2016 at Environmental Center Veronica, CZ © Jakub Kašpar

EUROPARC CEE Section members assembly 2016 at Environmental Center Veronica, CZ © Jakub Kašpar

Garden of the Environmental Center Veronica, CZ © Jakub Kašpar

Garden of the Environmental Center Veronica, CZ © Jakub Kašpar

europarc central eastern europe, Environmental Center Veronica

Earwig house, Environmental Center Veronica, CZ © Jakub Kašpar