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 37 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

Get to know the Youth Advisory Board of the Julian Alps!

The EUROPARC Youth Manifesto calls upon Parks and Protected Areas across Europe to get young people involved across all areas of Park Management. Ente Parco Naturale delle Prealpi Giulie answered to the call and established a Youth Advisory Board in...

Postponed: Charter Network Meeting & Star Awards

Due to the uncertainties still posed by the coronavirus pandemic, we had to cancel our meeting in Sabugal, Portugal and postpone the 2021 Star Awards. Twenty years ago, a group of Protected Areas and tourism professionals came together to create...

New EU Forest Strategy for 2030

The European Commission released the Communication for the New EU Forest Strategy 2030. It is part of the "Fit for 55 Package" which falls under the European Green Deal. New EU Forest Strategy for 2030 Last Friday (16-07-2021), the European...

New members, welcome! Who joined us in the first half of 2021?

Over the first half year of 2021, 6 members from 4 countries joined the EUROPARC Network and we would like to officially introduce them with a warm WELCOME! Tere tulemast, Benvenuti, Velkommen, Bem-vindos! We are excited to welcome and briefly...

Modelling Landscape Perceptions in European Protected Areas - Marie Micol

Every year, the Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarship supports the work of young conservationists in Protected Areas across Europe. Marie Micol was one of the winners of the Scholarship in 2019 and traveled across France and Italy in 2020. The...

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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