The largest Network of European Protected Areas

We are the EUROPARC Federation and we represent hundreds of responsible authorities and thousands of Protected Areas in 40 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.

It’s great working with interesting people who look after special places and we’d be delighted to welcome you to be a part of it! Hopefully you’ll find out more as you navigate through the website, or check us out on facebook, twitter and LinkedInWe especially look forward to welcoming you in person at any one of our events or at our annual Conference.

The very latest from EUROPARC Federation

Welcome! All EUROPARC members that joined in 2020

Over the last year, 12 new members from 8 countries joined the EUROPARC Network and we would like to introduce them with a late but warm WELCOME! Welcome to the newcomers from 2020! The year 2020 was a tough one...

Applications for the STAR Awards are now open!

The EUROPARC Star Awards is the biannual award given to Sustainable Tourism Partners that help protect our natural heritage. Apply now for EUROPARC's Sustainable Tourism Partners' Award! Tourism is one of the main economic drivers of Europe’s rural areas. EUROPARC...

Conference of International NGO’s - EUROPARC wins vote for new “Environment” committee

EUROPARC has enjoyed International Observer (INGO)status with the Council of Europe since 2013, and has been an observer to the Bern Convention since the 1970s! As an INGO we are a member of the conference of INGOs, which can offer...

European State of the Climate 2020 is now out!

This comprehensive review of last year’s climate data published by the European Commission, highlights that in 2020, greenhouse gas concentrations have not decreased. Average annual temperatures kept soaring and precipitation patterns have been disrupted. “Storm Alex”, the extreme climate event...

Fill out the survey on Outdoor Sports in Protected Areas

The webinar "Outdoor Sports: Engaging with or using nature?" that took place on 27 April 2021 publicly launched the new ERASMUS+ SEE project. As part of the project, we invite all EUROPARC members to complete the survey - available in...

EUROPARC Youth Manifesto!

A Call for Change in Rural Communities and Protected Areas The EUROPARC Youth Manifesto is a source of ideas and inspiration for decision-makers in Protected Areas and rural communities to ensure the involvement and empowerment of young people. Young people play an...

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.

LIFE - Building capacity through innovative training tools

Learn more about this project that supports e-learning and capacity building for Natura 2000 Managers


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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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