Current Projects

Helping protect Europe's biodiversity in Maas-Swalm-Nette Nature Park (NL)© Bernd Nienhaus

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

INTERREG Europe GREENHEALTH: Sustainable Protected Areas as a key value for human well-being

The objective of GREENHEALTH is to strengthen the biodiversity of the regions of the European Union by improving the management of European Protected Areas through better links as well as strategic and operational cooperation between biodiversity protection and human health and well-being.

Interreg Euro-MED MPA4Change: Enhancing the resilience of Mediterranean coastal areas

MPA4Change project is an Interreg Euro-MED initiative that aims to promote the role of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and marine restoration as Nature Based Solutions for the adaptation and mitigation of Climate Change.

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

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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.

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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 @

Previous projects

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