The 2015 short list for the Natura 2000 Award is announced!

Maas Schwalm Nette Nature Park, EUROPARC candidate member for the Natura 2000 Award © Silke Weich

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The Natura 2000 Award was launched by the European Commission in 2013, with the first prizes awarded on Natura 2000 Day in 2014. The annual Award aims to raise awareness about the Natura 2000 network, showcase excellence and encourage networking between people working on Natura 2000 sites.

It awards prizes to those working on the management of, or to raise awareness about Natura 2000 in five award categories: Conservation; Socio-Economic Benefits; Communication; Reconciling Interests and Perceptions; Cross-Border Cooperation and Networking.

The 2015 short-list has been announced and the public vote is now open! Check the list of the 23 finalists on the 2015 Award Finalists page and vote for our member “the German-Dutch Nature Park Maas-Schwalm-Nette”, candidate for the Cross-border Cooperation and Networking category.

The finalist with the most votes will win the EU Citizens’ Award and, together with the winners in the 5 Award categories, will be announced at a special ceremony on 21 May. The vote will close at midnight on the 6 of May.

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Natura 2000 Logo

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with all the finalists and other important stakeholders and register now to participate in the Ceremony.

The EUROPARC Team wishes good luck to all the candidates!