Fundraising Commission

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EUROPARC Council has established a Fundraising Commission, whose main task is to identify new funding opportunities and define a fundraising strategy. The Commission will be working until EUROPARC Conference 2019, where the results of their work will be announced to EUROPARC members during the General Assembly.


Chair: Paulo Castro

Michaela Zeller

Ignace Schops

Michael Hošek

Pete Rawcliffe


The fundraising commission gathered for the first time in Prague, between the 8-9th November 2018, to define the process of Fundraising of the Federation, with 2  invited guests: Lucie Hoskova (fundraiser for Birdlife CZ) and Jan Kroupa (fundraiser specialist – consultant). During the meeting, the Commission focused on:

1. Tracking/mapping the current situation

  • where is EUROPARC with the fundraising now
  • Income evolution 2016 – 2018
  • SWOT analysis

2. Goal definition, needs and purposes of the Fundraising, how much of finances we need to raise?

3. Sources of funds that we want/need to raise