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We are the EUROPARC Federation and we represent hundreds of responsible authorities and thousands of Protected Areas in 36 countries. We often say in EUROPARC that nature knows no boundaries and we therefore facilitate international co-operation in all aspects of Protected Area management to improve and conserve our shared natural inheritance. Someone out there has the answer to your question, a solution to your problem, an idea you can use. So connect to the network!

We are really proud that EUROPARC is recognised around the world as a professional network of European Protected Areas providing a forum to share professional experience, collaborate on technical projects and progress common aims.

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The very latest from EUROPARC Federation

A Sustainable Journey - film on sustainable tourism

Produced by EUROPARC Federation in the framework of CEETO project, this film portrays the the story of a traveller seeking to escape the pressures of everyday life to a different kind of tourism that he believes will be good for...

Federparchi EUROPARC Italy: The re-election of Giampiero Sammuri and the outcomes of the IX Congress

The Council of Federparchi - Europarc Italia, gathered yesterday in Rome and unanimously re-elected Giampiero Sammuri as the President of the Italian Federation of Parks. Sammuri has held the presidency of Federparchi since 2010, and will be in the position until...

Sustainable Tourism: Training for Tomorrow >> EUROPARC joins new ERASMUS+ project

Building up curricula that address the particular needs of Protected Area professionals and delivering them through new, innovative and digital tools is a  strong commitment of the EUROPARC Federation. Earlier this year, EUROPARC kick-started (as a leader), the project LIFE e-Natura2000.edu: Supporting e-learning...

Nature and Culture in Dialogue - Registrations are open

The EUROPARC Federation and Interpret Europe are hosting a special event in Brussels as a celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. How does natural heritage influence cultural identity? How can interpretation support Protected Areas better-connecting people to the...

We have an appointment with the future!

The new Living Planet Report 2018 of WWF is very clear. All indicators show a colossal loss, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the destruction of wildlife is now an emergency that threatens civilization. We have an appointment with the future! By Ignace Schops

New ways for building professional capacities: needs & tools

Based on participants’ experiences of capacity building at EUROPARC Conference's dedicated workshop, we analysed who are Natura 2000 managers? What do they need to know and be able to do? How do they learn and which are the best tools?

CEETO: Outcomes of the sustainable Tourism Conference in Croatia

The three-day International Conference on Protected Areas and Sustainable Tourism that took place in Opatija, organised by the CEETO project partners with the special involvement of the partner World Organization for Nature Protection WWF Adria, analysed the influence of tourism sector in...

Fear Versus Facts: effective communication for coexistence with large carnivores

How can Protected Areas effectively communicate towards ensuring constructive dialogues and building acceptance of large carnivores amongst local communities? To reflect on this question and understand the challenges ahead, EUROPARC with the collaboration of the EU Platform for Coexistence between...

Parks, Communities, Territory and Competences - Federparchi Congress 2018

The IX Congress of Federparchi - EUROPARC Italy Climate change and the need for sustainable development are intertwined issues that can no longer be avoided. Skills are needed to meet the challenges of the future. This will be one of the...

Dutch National Parks on the way up again

The Dutch National Parks faced a difficult period over the last couple of years... now there is a positive movement again, resulting in a new National Park standard and in designating the Netherlands 21th and newest National Park - the New Land National Park.

EUROPARC LIVE

What if you could learn about a new topic in a 3 minutes film? That's what EUROPARC LIVE is all about!

EUROPARC Toolbox

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CEETO - Central Europe Ecotourism: tools for nature protection

Discover the work of EUROPARC inside this ambitious project that aims to improve tourism management in several regions of Europe.

IMPACT - Innovative Models for Protected Areas: exChange and Transfer.

Learn more about this project that aims to integrate socio-economic development and biodiversity conservation in protected areas.

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EUROPARC Library

EUROPARC has produced a number of publications over the years connected to past and present projects as well as regular information about the Federation including our monthly eNews, PA- InSight Journal and our Annual Report. You can access the Library and download the main publications by clicking the button below.

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