EUROPARC Conference 2023


Organisation EUROPARC Conference 2023 (as a representative of the Dutch National Parks) organises this conference, in collaboration with the EUROPARC Federation.

Please click here to see the personal invitation to the EUROPARC Conference 2023 in the Netherlands.

The EUROPARC community will come together in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, from 3-6 October 2023. It will be a special Conference, as we will also celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the EUROPARC Federation.

Our mission:

The EUROPARC Conference is the event of the year for Protected Area and Natura 2000 professionals. By bringing together experts in the field, the conference wants to support Protected Areas in creating a better, greener, sustainable and climate-proof Europe.

During the EUROPARC Conference 2023, delegates from all over Europe 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.

We will celebrate the beauty and diversity of the versatile European natural and cultural landscapes. Humans have had an impact on the European landscape for centuries. This has created some of our most iconic landscapes, however it has also resulted in dis-harmony between people and nature. This EUROPARC Conference wants to help participants discover how we can connect people and nature, in order to find long-term harmony.

We want to learn from the past, to understand the present and build the future.

We are looking forward to sharing information, knowledge and experiences to inspire each other. Young people, their views, ideas and opinions are an integral part of EUROPARC Conference 2023.

Our aim is to ensure that all participants leave the conference feeling informed, educated and inspired. Furthermore, we will create a conference that is enjoyable, and provides ample time for networking.

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