EUROPARC works to improve the management of Protected Areas in Europe through international cooperation, exchange of ideas and experience, and by influencing policy. In order to reach this goal, EUROPARC is involved in a series of projects in partnership with its members, sections and associated organisations. Outcomes of the projects will be made available to the entire EUROPARC network, for the benefit and inspiration of many.
Current projects EUROPARC is involved in
The LIFE UrbanGreeningPlans project aims to enable local policy makers and greenspace managers of the 5 participating cities to design and demonstrate innovative mechanisms to increase the overall presence of biodiversity in their territories.
SEE aims to identify the main pressures of practicing outdoor sports in natural and Protected Areas and to use this data to create educational documents for outdoor sport trainers. It takes on a multi-disciplinary approach to the development and application of training needs. The approach ensures that it is both robust yet deliverable in a practical manner for grassroots outdoor sports. The project is led by Leave No Trace Ireland and EUROPARC is one of the in total 10 partners providing input.
LIFE NaturAdapt: A dynamic collective learning process for Climate Change Adaptation (2018-2023)
NaturAdapt aims at triggering a transition towards the adaptive management of protected areas while laying the foundations of a dynamic collective learning process. The goal is to support a majority of protected area managers to adopt new adaptive planning and governance tools accounting for Climate Change. Réserves Naturelles de France, EUROPARC and eight partners have come together in this LIFE Climate Action project to transform this challenge into an opportunity to innovate.
LIFE Enable: Creating the European Nature Academy for applied Blended LEarning (2021 – 2024)
LIFE Preparatory project LIFE ENABLE started in August 2021 and will last until July 2024. The primary purpose of the project is to enable all Natura 2000 and Protected Area managers, to become more effective, competent and confident nature management professionals. The project will use a blended learning approach to build capacities in core competencies required for effective nature management.
Horizon Europe – NaturaConnect Designing a resilient and coherent Trans-European Network for Nature and People (2022 – 2026)
This project has co-design and engagement at the heart of the project. The partnership, consisting of 21 organisations, seeks to drive the delivery of the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy by tackling two of the major obstacles, namely a lack of stakeholder awareness and cooperation, and insufficient knowledge and access to existing funding mechanisms.
Developing new projects
Become a project partner
EUROPARC is dedicated to practical nature conservation and sustainable development of Europe’s biodiversity, fostering holistic landscape approaches in its management. We have no shortage of project ideas in the pipeline and are working together with our member Protected Areas to develop them into full project proposals. We are keen to undertake more work in the fields of youth involvement in Protected Areas, develop the Charter for Sustainable Tourism further and look into synergies between agriculture and Protected Areas as well as Protected Area management effectiveness and many other topics.
Find partners for your projects
If you are a member looking for project partners, use the network! We can promote your idea here and interested partners can contact you.
Of course, we always look for new exciting projects to get involved in ourselves. Think of EUROPARC as a project partner when preparing your next application and let us know: please contact federico.minozzi @ europarc.org.
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