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EUROPARC Federation currently represents 365 members. These include protected areas, governmental departments, NGO's and businesses in 36 countries, who themselves manage the green jewels of Europe's land, sea, mountains, forests, rivers and cultural heritage. Nature knows no boundaries and we therefore facilitate international co-operation in all aspects of protected area management to further and improve and conserve our shared natural inheritance. We endeavour to exchange expertise, experience and best practise as well as to collaborate with others to ensure the value and meaning of protected areas is at the heart of Europe.

If you want to find out more about who we are or what we do please follow these links or use the menu at the top of the page to navigate through the EUROPARC network and its work. Within the site you will also find interesting information about whats on and new within the Federation and Brussels and downloadable copies of some of our publications in our library.

Follow this link for address of the Regensburg office, the Brussels office and staff contact details.



Don't miss the biggest event of the year!
An exciting programme "Understanding the Value of Nature" will be investigated through good keynote speeches with protected area relevance, in depth workshop looking at practical application and stimulating field trips across the beautiful south of Ireland to see some practical examples.

Latest News

EUROPARC's new 6-year strategy - draft document - is now available for commenting!

At the beginning of this year, EUROPARC launched a comprehensive and participatory consultation (Our future dialogues) for its members to consider the future direction, priorities and governance of the EUROPARC Federation. After numerous steps of this process, the information was gathered and collated into a draft strategy document, now available for all our members to read and comment on.

We would like to thank once again all of our members who took their time to participate in our consultation process and invite to comment on the draft document of the new 6-year strategy. Please take this limited time available to consider if we are indeed heading in the right direction, together!

We invite you to complete a brief survey, which will guide you through the document and allow commenting on different sections of the strategy draft. The consultation will close on FRIDAY 1st AUGUST.

In the process of renewing our strategy through the members consultation campaign “Our future dialogues”; EUROPARC members had the opportunity to express their views either through an online survey that was available in 5 languages or attending local meetings. A number of small regional meetings as focus groups were led by EUROPARC council members, staff and sections all over Europe.  These provided an opportunity to our members to get together locally and discuss on how EUROPARC can work better for you.  In addition to that, a special workshop with the EUROPARC council and sections was organised in France, where priorities and possible options to deliver those were considered. After that, a small strategy-drafting group, drawn from members and council has been convened and worked intensively to elaborate the outcomes of this entire process and to create the first draft of the strategy for the EUROPARC Federation for the next 6 years.

EUROPARC is a membership organisation, and it is of great importance to work on the behalf and satisfaction of our members.  Again thank you for your participation and taking the time to consider the future direction for the EUROPARC Federation. We hope to build an organisation that continues to meet the needs of Europe’s protected areas.

Find out more on the consultation process „Our future dialogues" here. 

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Forthcoming events

Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreatio...

20th August 2014

The 7th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Pro ...

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Environmental English Course in Scotland, United K...

8th September 2014

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8th European Organic Congress - Implementing innov...

10th September 2014

Rural Development Programmes – European Innovation Partnership – Organic Regulation Revi ...

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