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 38 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

EUROPARC calls for action to the new EU Parliament.

Next May 23rd to 26th of the present year, Brussels will become again the centre of attention of all Europeans. During these days, the European elections will take place allowing millions of European citizens to decide who will be steering the...

Collserola Nature Park hosts EUROPARC Council Meeting

From February 13th to 15th, Collserola Nature Park hosted one of the EUROPARC Federation´s Council. This organ carries out its function together with the president, Ignace Schops, and the internal auditor, Roger de Freitas. The Council is in charge of...

Next Webinar: Large Carnivores in Transboundary Parks

Large Carnivores in Transboundary Parks 16th April 2019 11:30 CEST Register here During centuries, European large carnivores (including the brown bear, wolf, lynx and wolverine) suffered dramatic declines in numbers and distribution. Human activity, habitat loss and the decrease of...

Sustainable Tourism Training for Tomorrow: 2nd partner meeting in Madrid

The partners of the project ERASMUS + “Sustainable Tourism: Training for Tomorrow (STTfT)” met in Madrid from the 1st to the 3rd April. The meeting was hosted by the Spanish Ecotourism Association, at the premises of the Escuela Técnica Superior...

2 internship opportunities in the largest network of European Protected Areas!

The EUROPARC Federation is currently looking for a full-time intern in its Communications department in Regensburg (DE) and a full-time intern in Brussels, to work on topics related to EU Environmental policy. The call is exclusively open to students. See...

World Water Day 2019: Leaving no one behind

World Water Day shines a light on those people who are missing the human right to safe water and sanitation. This year, with the main theme being "Leaving no one behind" it is focusing on the goal of providing water...


Every year,  the Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships (ATS) supports the work of young conservationist in protected areas across Europe. Zerrin Karaarslan is one of the winners of the ATS 2017 and is a Landscape Architect working for Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs General Directorate...

Vote, vote, vote! The EUROPARC Youth Manifesto needs your vote!

Across Europe, Protected Areas and rural communities face similar challenges: They struggle to engage meaningfully with younger generations. Young people and families are the future of rural places in Europe, and yet they are increasingly moving to more urban places, that promise...

How can sheep help us preventing fire? - a case study from Collserole Nature Park

IMPACT Interreg Europe project, an interregional cooperation initiative that aims to find innovative models for developing socio-economic activities in Protected Areas and in which EUROPARC is a partner institution, has been an opportunity to explore different approaches on how protected...

Students taking the future into their own hands

Finnland, Switzerland, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, and the United States are just some parts of the world in which students have decided to join school strikes for climate justice. Global strike for Future By staying out of school on Fridays,...


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EUROPARC Knowledge Hub

news, case studies and much more

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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