Transboundary Cooperation Task Force

Members of the Transboundary Task Force, meeting in Regensburg, January 2018

The Transboundary Cooperation Task force is made of professionals of the TransParcNet, the network of EUROPARC Transboundary Parks. They support  the Federation in providing strategic guidance on the development of the Transboundary Parks Programme, create new opportunities to promote the programme and reach out to the wider family of Transboundary Parks in Europe who are not yet working collaboratively.

The Transboundary work is overseen by Stefania Petrosillo, from EUROPARC Federation Directorate.

You can contact Stefania at stefania.petrosillo @

Overall Mission

To support the EUROPARC Directorate and the EUROPARC Transboundary Steering and Evaluation Committee (STEC) in providing strategic and critical guidance for the Transboundary Parks Program and in the animation of the TransParcNet.

The purpose is also to create opportunities to promote and enlarge the programme and to increase its visibility towards European and international organisations, to advise and involve other cross-border areas in Europe which are not yet working transboundary and to promote the Transboundary certification.

Members of the Transboundary Task Force

Leo Reyrink, verifier , Germany- Task Force Co-chair

Mojca Smolej, co-chair, Triglav National Park, Slovenia/ Task Force Co-Chair

Stefano Santi, EUROPARC Federation Council Member, Italy

André Claassen, Maas-Schwalm-Nette Nature Park Netherlands/Germany

Daniele Piazza, Veglia Devero Park – Ossola Nature Parks, Italy

David Freudl, Thayatal National Park, Austria

Jakub Kaspar, Krkonoše National Park, Czech Republic

Riina Tervo, Inari-Vätsäri Wilderness Area, Finland

Rolands Auziņś, verifier, Latvia

Tiia Kalske, Øvre-Pasvik National Park, Norway

Ulf Zimmermann – Saxon Bohemia Switzerland, Germany

Stefania Petrosillo, EUROPARC Directorate, Brussels – BE

Special role: Tit Potočnik, Triglav National Park, Slovenia, to support the Task Force in the Balkan


Annual TransParcNet meetings

At least 1 webinar per year

Case studies collection

Regular contributions to the IUCN-WCPA Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group

Regular increasing of the number of the Transboundary Areas certified by the EUROPARC programme

Workshop #6 “Climate knows no borders” at EUROPARC Conference 2022 in France.

Contribution of the TransParcNet to the Conference on the Future of Europe [December, 2020]

Candidature of the EUROPARC-TransParcNet to the European Parliament “European Citizen’s Prize” in 2020

DECLARATION of the EUROPARC Transboundary Parks Programme for The 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall [9 November 1989-2019]

Presentation of Programme and case studies on Transboundary cooperation at the Seminar-Dialogue with DG Environment – Partnerships for biodiversity: European policies and the role of Protected Areas 2017

Large Carnivores in transboundary protected areas Toolkit 

Transboundary protected areas’ efforts in Green Infrastructure Toolkit 


Terms of reference for EUROPARC Groups TB Task Force Report 2022 TFTP EUROPARC Federation