EUROPARC Spain announces a Master of Natural Protected Areas

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EUROPARC Spain in collaboration with Fernando Gonzalez Bernaldez Foundation for natural areas (FUNGOBE) announced the 16th edition of the Master of Protected Natural Areas, organised jointly by the Autonoma University of Madrid, Complutense University of Madrid and Alcalá University. The Master is addressed either to staff of protected areas who wish to develop and update their knowledge, as well as for young graduates interested on pursuing a career in nature conservation and land management. The course is organized in two terms and a field trip.

Students will learn about Planning and management; Ecosystem management; Sustainable development and ecosystem services; Public use; Management, monitoring and evaluation; GIS for protected areas; Participation and communication; Protected Areas in Latin America and the Mediterranean; Agri-environment schemes and Common Agricultural Policy.

The course begins in February and ends in December 2016. Applications are opened until the 31th October 2015.

More information (in Spanish) is available at

INTERREG Med – Call for Project Proposals

MED Interreg 2015

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A new call for project proposals has just been published in the framework of the new Interreg MED programme. Axis 3 – Natural and Cultural resources – includes priorities for coastal and maritime sustainable tourism and for the management and networking of protected areas. The deadline for project applications for Modular projects is the 9th of November. Check here the regions and countries that can apply.

Interreg MED

Interreg MED

EUROPARC was at the meeting in Marseille, on the 22nd September, and we have important information to provide to our members. For those who need more info please contact: Federico Minozzi

We might be either a good partner for your project (!) or an intermediate in finding partners across Europe!  Use our network!

EUROPARC at the “New European common qualifications of Heritage Interpretation in tourism sector” Conference

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EUROPARC Federation was represented by Ignace Schops, President of EUROPARC, at the “New European common qualifications of Heritage Interpretation in tourism sector” conference, organized by Diesis coop and supported by EARTH (the European Alliance for Responsible Tourism and Hospitality), on the 17th of September 2015, in Brussels.

Ignace highlighted the importance of tourism in Protected Areas, in a presentation entitled “Interpreting Natural Heritage”. The conference was realised in the framework of the European project “Interpreting our European Heritage”, financed with the Life Long Learning program for a period of 2 years, leaded by KOAN consulting in Spain and realised in 6 different European countries (Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Belgium and Germany)The conference aimed to inform stakeholders and users on quality, relevance and effectiveness of the results of the project, to foster their transfer to decision-makers and their adoption and application by end-users. More information about the meeting is available here.

The Belgian Royal Couple recognizes EUROPARC’s work

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On the 10th of September 2015, the Belgian King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited our President Ignace Schops at the Hoge Kempen National Park.
The Royal Couple supports the work done by the EUROPARC Federation throughout Europe.
© Hoge Kempen National Park 2015