EUROPARC Policy and Position papers

Paanajarvi National Park, Russia

EUROPARC Federation has advocated for the recognition of the role of Protected Areas for many years. To strengthen our position, EUROPARC Federation have created various policy papers. You will find all of the EUROPARC position papers here:

Protected Areas and the European Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity [July 2020]

This paper is a contribution by the EUROPARC Task Force on Climate Change to accelerate the transition towards a nature-inclusive and climate-resilient society. Through a couple of suggestions, it aims at kick-starting a dialogue to bridge the gap between climate change adaptation and nature conservation communities.

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Nature Regional Landscape Parks – Where Policy meets Practice [October 2020]

A position paper on the importance of Europe’s Nature Regional Landscape Parks for a multitude of policies.

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The Role of Protected Areas in the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy [February 2020]

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A contribution to the Public Consultation of the future EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy.

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Our Natural Heritage: the Key to Europe’s Future [April 2019]

Protected Areas to boost Sustainable Economy, support Biodiversity and address Climate Change

“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”

Have a look at our introductory article.

Declaration 30 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall Transboundary-Park [November, 2019]

“Borders are not natural, they were created by people. Therefore, people should also be able to break them down for our cultural and natural heritage.” (Brunner, 2006)

Have a look at our article that presents it!

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 at our article that presents it!

Healthy Park, Healthy People Europe : The Jurmala Communiqué [September 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 at 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. Because 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.”

Have a look at our article that presents it!

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.

Have a look at our article that presents it!

Wondering about its implementation? visit this page!