EUROPARC Online Conference 2020

Published on:

The EUROPARC Conference 2020 “OUR NEW FUTURE: HOW READY ARE WE?” will be an innovative 2 day ONLINE event on the 8th and 9th of September. At this online experience, we will bring you the best of EUROPARC networking

And we are off! Today EUROPARC launches its webpage and registration for the EUROPARC online Conference 2020: “OUR NEW FUTURE: HOW READY ARE WE?” online on the 8th and 9th of September. Join us, as we look to the future of Protected Areas management!

                                                       Register here!

Currently, we are living through challenging times and there are many changes around the corner. From the response to COVID-19, to the new EU strategies, parks and Protected Areas need to be involved in discussions about the future of society and be prepared with solutions to ensure they are part of a safer and more sustainable Europe.

Those working in Protected Areas need to feel equipped with tools, skills and competencies to juggle competing priorities, manage community engagement, maintain and develop partnerships, articulate political arguments and pitch new communications.

EUROPARC online Conference 2020: “OUR NEW FUTURE: HOW READY ARE WE?”

This year’s EUROPARC conference therefore, will explore these big issues and look at what skills and capacities protected areas need to address these changing times, implement the 2030 Biodiversity Strategy and respond to the post COVID-19 world.

Hearing of Commissioner-designate Virginijus Sinkevičius (News, European Parliament)

So who better to hear from then one of the driving forces behind the new EU strategies: Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries? He will be our first key note speaker.

For all speakers and the tentative programme, click here!

At the conference, just some of the issues we will look at are :

  • What personal and organisational skills, knowledge and competencies are required to achieve the ambitions of the EU Biodiversity Strategy?
  • How do we ensure healthy parks, healthy people in periurban Europe?
  • Sustainable tourism: are we ready for ecotourism as the new future?
  • How can Protected Areas incorporate climate change into their management practices?
  • Youth is the future! How can Protected Areas implement the EUROPARC Youth manifesto to ensure young people take part in the decision making processes?

And much more.

Speak up!

With the EUROPARC Conference 2020 we want to provide an innovative event that provides ample opportunity for the exchange of best practice and experiences. This is why we created “Speaker’s Corner”. EUROPARC Federation is opening the stage to its members and conference delegates, to come and present their work to their peers.

This interactive session will be a great opportunity to learn and discuss protected area matters. These slots are open to exchange views and ideas about specific conservation practices. This is an opportunity to present project results or highlight current initiatives in a 20 minutes session .

If you wish to get on stage, please apply here by Aug 21, 2020

Let’s get future-ready, together. Join us, meet like-minded people and let’s work on a healthy and green future for Europe at the EUROPARC ONLINE Conference 2020 on the 8th and 9th of September.

Go to the EUROPARC Conference 2020 webpage here

Go here for last year’s EUROPARC Conference in Latvia.