Nominations for the Alfred Toepfer Medal 2022 are still OPEN!

Kaja Lotman, recipient of the Alfred Toepfer Medal 2019, in Jurmala, Latvia - EUROPARC Conference 2019

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Annually, EUROPARC honors those who have made a significant contribution to nature conservation in Europe through an experienced body of work and life experience. The Alfred Toepfer Medal, named after the founder of the EUROPARC Federation, Dr h.c. Alfred Toepfer (1894-1993) is awarded at the Annual EUROPARC Conference. Nominated by EUROPARC members this gives an opportunity to the work done to be praised and valued by peers. 

Nominations for the Alfred Toepfer Medal

The winner is nominated by EUROPARC members and is selected by the Juri, comprised of EUROPARC Council members. Do you have someone in mind who you think deserves recognition for their dedication or achievements in the field of nature conservation and protected areas? Please consider nominating that person for the award.

If you need inspiration, discover here the holders of the Alfred Toepfer Medal.

Nominations can be done by any EUROPARC member before the 31st of July 2022.

Criteria for nomination

The Alfred Toepfer Medal is awarding people who made an exceptional contribution to nature conservation in Europe through an experienced body of work. In particular, the work related to Protected Areas and sustainable development are being considered.

Not eligible and exclusion criteria

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Nominations will be excluded for:

  • Active council members (elected & co-opted);
  • Section representatives in a running mandate;
  • Staff members.

Decision-making process

All eligible nominations will be evaluated by a jury, appointed by the council of EUROPARC Federation. The decision of the jury will be approved by the Council of EUROPARC Federation. The winner will then be awarded during the EUROPARC Conference in France, from the 5th till the 7th of October.

The process is easy: just fill out the online form here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to members.europarc