EUROPARC Conference 2021

It is with regret that the hosts of EUROPARC 2021 together with the EUROPARC Federation announce the decision to cancel the conference that was planned for October 2021 and to postpone it to 2-6 October, 2023. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there are currently too many insecurities to organise a successful event this year. We had been very much looking forward to welcoming colleagues from all over Europe in The Netherlands but since the conference is not cancelled, but postponed, we hope to see you all in good health in October 2023!

Organisation EUROPARC Conference 2021 (as a representative of the Dutch National Parks) organises this conference, in collaboration with the EUROPARC Federation.

Our mission:

The EUROPARC Conference contributes to a more beautiful, better, greener, sustainable and climate-proof Europe in all protected areas and National Parks.

During the EUROPARC Conference 2021, together with delegates from all over Europe, we will focus on the theme ‘Tribute to our landscape, where nature and people meet in harmony’.

Our landscapes are part of the most valuable natural, social and cultural treasures of European society. Landscapes are where nature and people meet and interact in the past, present and future.

During the conference, we will celebrate the beauty and diversity of the versatile European natural and cultural landscapes: we recognise the impact of humans on the landscape and will also discuss the dis-harmony that exists.

Finding long-term harmony is the challenge.

During this conference, we will share information, knowledge and experiences to inspire each other. Young people, their views, ideas and opinions are an integral part of EUROPARC Conference 2021.

Our aim is to ensure that all participants leave the conference feeling informed, educated and inspired: above all, we want participants to feel that the conference has been fun and good for their networking. Following the conference, we will encourage participants to take actions to improve the harmony between nature and people.

We will conclude with a shared statement, with points for actions and challenges for ourselves (EUROPARC Federation, Protected Areas and National Parks), as well as points of attention for policymakers.

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