EUROPARC Policy and Position papers
EUROPARC Federation advocates for the recognition of the role of Protected Areas since many years.To strengthen our position, EUROPARC Federation have created various policy papers. You will find all of the EUROPARC position papers here:
The Role of Protected Areas in the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy [February 2020]
A contribution to the Public Consultation of the future EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy
Our Natural Heritage: the Key to Europe’s Future [April 2019]
Protected Areas to boost Sustainable Economy, support Biodiversity and address Climate Change
Have a look at our introductory article.
“To realise a Sustainable Future for our Economy and our Environment, the EUROPARC Federation, on behalf of its members, calls to action European Political Groups, National Parties and individual candidates to the European Parliament”
Declaration 30 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall Transboundary-Park [November, 2019]
“Borders are not natural, they were created by people. Therefore, people should alsobe able to break them down for our cultural and natural heritage.” Brunner, 2006
Periurban Parks, their place in EU policies [September 2019]
“ Periurban Parks deliver numerous benefits like clean air and temperatures control, fresh water, food and timber production and habitats for biodiversity. Furthermore, they provide citizens with cultural green spaces for recreation, education and outdoor sport in a healthy natural environment, services that are very much needed in dense compact cities. Periurban Parks are the heart, soul and lungs of a city!”
Have a look to our article that present it!
Healthy Park, Healthy People Europe : The Jurmala Communiqué [Septembre 2019]
” Our parks and Protected Areas are a health promoting asset. They have a crucial role in nurturing healthy ecosystems which sustain our societies.”
Have a look to our HPHPe programme!
European Protected Areas & Sustainable Agriculture [February 2018]
Working in Partnership for Biodiversity and Rural Development
“EUROPARC seeks agricultural policies, which can be defined as: Good for People, Good for Nature. Bcause they ensure a good, secure supply of food, because they respect and protect the environment and natural resources,because they provide a fair income to the farmer.”
EUROPARC Youth Manifesto : a call for change in rural communities and Protected Areas [September 2018]
Connect with your local youth, visit schools and youth clubs. Encourage them to share their thoughts to inspire their peers to create a common initiative.
Wondering about its implementation? visit this page!