EUROPARC Conference

The EUROPARC Conference is the event of the year for those working in Europe’s Protected Areas and Natura 2000 sites.

In 2021, if the situation permits, we hope to once again meet face to face for the EUROPARC Conference. This year in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands on the 4th till 8th of October 2021!

“Tribute to our landscape – Where nature and people meet in harmony”

The Dutch National Parks and partners are honoured and delighted to invite you to participate in EUROPARC Conference 2021. The conference will take place in the northern part of the Netherlands, in the city of Leeuwarden, from 4 till 8 October 2021.


The theme of the conference is ‘Tribute to our landscape’ | where nature and people meet in harmony.

Our Landscapes, are part of the most valuable cultural treasures of  the European society. It is where nature and people meet and interact in the past, present and in future.

Unfortunately, not always in harmony. We all realize societies in harmony with nature are crucial for present and future generations. The corona pandemic has emphasized that more than ever. Finding harmony in the  long run is the challenge. How can we act to meet this challenge, related to nature, human development, and sustainable economy?


The programme will offer fascinating keynote speakers, interesting workshops and a great variety of excursions to  Dutch National Parks and the amazing landscape of the Waddensea, a key UNESCO Worldheritage site. In addition, we surely plan time for networking, meeting  old and new friends, and to discuss experiences. All National Parks and partners are invited to present their activities at a marketplace.

Share your experiences!

At the conference, we want you to actively share your experiences and challenges! Let us know about topics and ideas that interest you. Which ideas and contribution do you have to cooperate with us. Or do you want to provide a workshop yourself? Please contact us under [email protected]


On the website you will find preliminary information. More information will follow. Registrations should open by May 2021.

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or check out our previous Conferences.