At present the EUROPARC Federation has eight active national and regional Sections: Atlantic Isles, Nordic-Baltic, Germany, Italy, Low countries, Spain, France, and the Czech Republic.
Each of the Sections has its own coordinator, office and work programme reflecting the Federation's aims and purposes in their part of Europe. Working in concert with the Federation headquarters, the Sections play a major role in helping to deliver the Federation's work programme and meeting the expectations of its pan-European membership. Members arising from areas which has formed a Federation section are encourged to join and participate in their work.
You can find more information about each of our Sections below and recent news from them here.
EUROPARC Atlantic Isles
Encompassing, Iceland, Ireland and the countries of the United Kingdom, the section currently has more than 60 members, with a Board of 10 Trustees and employs one staff member, a part-time Development Officer. Please head to www.europarc-ai.org for more information.
EUROPARC Czech Republic
The Czech Republic brings together the protected areas of that country to exchange ideas and views.
Visit www.europarc.cz for their details.
One of our oldest sections, EUROPARC Germany, has been very successful in representing the national parks, nature parks and biosphere reserves of Germany: www.nationale-naturlandschaften.de. Click www.europarc-deutschland.de to find out more about the projects coordinated by EUROPARC Germany.
Our French Section thanks to the efforts of two organisations “Parcs nationaux de France” and the “Fédération des Parcs naturels régionaux de France” works really hard. The two organisations take turns to host the section. The presidency changes every three years and currently lies with the Parcs nationaux de France. The French section website is: www.europarc-fr.org
Out Italian members are represented by Federparchi; www.parks.it/federparchi/ contains more information about the Section.
EUROPARC Low Countries
The youngest section within the EUROPARC Federation composed of provisional 20 Belgium and Dutch members serves as a forum for the exchange of information, capacity building and communication of best practices in the region.
- Contact person: Hans Schiphorst
Nordic and Baltic countries have combined protected areas expertise arising from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Iceland into this one regional section. Click on www.europarc-nb.org for more information.
Bringing the experience of all levels of governmental protected area management together has been the role of EUROPARC Spain. Their extensive website is packed with information.