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 41 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

Junior Ranger Camp 2020: save the date!

Norway, 5-11 July 2020 The Junior Ranger Camp 2020 will be hosted by the Norwegian Nature Parks Association in the Finnskogen Nature & Culture Park from the 5th to the 11th July. Registrations will open very soon: stay tuned!

Night vision: a webinar about Dark Sky Parks

Join the next EUROPARC webinar about Dark Sky Parks. Every month, we dedicate a webinar to a special topic for Protected Area professionals. Read more about it here. 80% of the world population lives under light-polluted skies (99% when it...

The role of Protected Areas in the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy

Following the European Commission's public consultation for inputs on the future EU 2030 European Biodiversity Strategy´s objectives and measures, the EUROPARC Federation has contributed, underlining the importance and the role of Natura 2000 network and all National and Regional Parks and Reserves as key actors of the implementation on the field of the EU policies for nature protection and sustainable development.

Spring School "Natura 2000 in practice": applications are open!

As part of the LIFE project, project partners TESAF (The Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Padova) and EUROPARC are organising a unique Spring School, “Natura 2000 in practice”. Apply today for the Spring School...

Invitation to tender: Video production for Life

This call for tenders is issued within the scope of the LIFE Preparatory Project, ‘LIFE e-Natura2000: supporting e-learning and capacity building for Natura 2000 managers’.  For the purposes of this tender, acting on behalf of the project partners, the contracting...

for young professionals: the Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarship 2020

Investing in young professionals working for Protected Areas EUROPARC strongly believes that young people have a vital role to play in caring for Europe’s natural heritage. Like everything else, the future of Protected Areas relies on the young generation taking...

Sustainable Development & Management of Protected Areas by Agnė Jasinavičiūtė

Every year, the Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarship supports the work of young conservationists in protected areas across Europe. Agnė was one of the winners of the Scholarship in 2018, and in 2019 organised a very interesting road trip across...

Mini-job opportunity: Communications & Membership assistant

Are you an innovative and creative thinker who is adaptable and responsive to change? We are looking for a Communications & Membership Assistant, with an interest in nature and a passion for parks, that understands the needs of an NGO...

Beyond Brexit

Beyond Brexit A personal statement on Brexit from Carol Ritchie. Executive Director, EUROPARC Federation So it is finally happening. Brexit. Legally the UK leave at 11pm tonight 31st Jan 2020. But in reality, nothing really changes for another 11 months...

[EVENT in Brussels] Outdoor sports and nature conservation, drivers of a healthy, inclusive and sustainable society

After the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by EUROPARC Federation and the European Network of Outdoor Sports (ENOS), the first step of the collaboration was the creation of the 10 Good Principles for Outdoor Sports in Protected Areas. Now, in...


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

EUROPARC Youth Manifesto!

[caption id="attachment_12465" align="alignnone" width="809"] EUROPARC Youth Manifesto - 1st Workshop May 2018 in Cairngorms National Park (Glenmore Lodge Aviemore, Scotland)[/caption] A Call for Change in Rural Communities and Protected Areas The EUROPARC Youth Manifesto is a source of ideas and inspiration...

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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