LIFE ENABLE joining the celebration of 30 Years of LIFE projects in Austria

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On May 24-25, 2022, the event “Die Enns blüht auf – 30 Jahre LIFE-Projekte in Österreich” (“Enns is blossoming – 30 years of LIFE projects in Austria”) took place in Stainach-Pürgg and Irdning-Donnersbachtal – Styria, Austria.

At the invitation of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism, the HBLFA Raumberg-Gumpenstein, the Province of Styria and the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, a two-day symposium was held in the Enns Valley (Styria, Austria). At the symposium, about 50 participants looked back on implemented projects and brought current projects and perspectives to the stage. An excursion to LIFE projects in the region indicated the success of the programme.

Excursion to an implementation measure “Iris-grasslands in Trautenfels”

LIFE ENABLE joining the celebration

Our project, LIFE ENABLE, was presented in several one-on-one meetings with the participants networking on this topic. Officials from the Province of Styria – Natura 2000 managers, the Styrian Society for Nature Conservation, officials from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism, as well as the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection and colleagues from other environmental offices were introduced to the contents and goals of the project. The Natura2000 Protected Area managers from the Federal State of Styria were particularly interested in the project, as they have noticed a lack of specialized further education programs.

About the LIFE ENABLE project

LIFE Preparatory project LIFE ENABLE is designed to build practical nature management capacity among Natura 2000 and Protected Area managers. It aims to equip individuals and their organisations with the competencies they require to meet the challenges and opportunities of nature management in the coming decade.

It will develop a European training system called European Nature Academy as the means to develop further training projects and capacity-building programmes on a Pan-European scale. The goal is to deliver widely accessible and tailor-made learning experiences for Natura 2000 managers. 

Click here to learn more about this exciting project.

LIFE is 30

The LIFE programme began in 1992 and so far has co-financed more than 5 500 projects in the field of environmental protection. This, and many other celebration events, have helped shine a light on and celebrate all green ideas that have been brought to life thanks to the LIFE Programme.

If you would like to learn more about the current LIFE projects the EUROPARC Federation is involved in – click here!

LIFE Programmes and EUROPARC