A series of Workshops conducted by international experts on the framework of the EUROPARC Conference 2017, which will take place in Portugal from 6th to 10th of September this year.
Attendance to the EUROPARC Conference is an eligible project cost for IMPACT partners and stakeholders.
The workshops below are in line with the objectives of the IMPACT project and can help us designing more efficient policy instruments to foster sustainable development in protected areas:
- NATURAL HEALTH: PROTECTED AREAS AND THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING AGENDA
Explore the connections between health, well-being and nature with a special focus in the establishment of effective partnerships with the health sector.
GOOD FOR BUSINESS, GOOD FOR BIODIVERSITY AND GOOD FOR THE PLANET: CLIMATE CHANGE AND TOURISM INDUSTRY – REDUCING CARBON FOOTPRINT, RESOURCES USE AND POLLUTION
The European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas has given tourism enterprises recognition for their efforts towards sustainability. Learn what practical changes they have made and why they chose to.
BE A FARMERS FRIEND. SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN PROTECTED AREAS
Is sustainable agriculture a reality or a pipe dream?. We examine what makes a successful partnership that benefits wildlife and farming, and how this could be replicated across Europe.
PUBLIC – PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP. INVESTING IN A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FINANCING MECHANISMS FOR A SUCCESSFUL AND SUSTAINABLE LOW CARBON TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
Sustainable tourism is not just about landscapes, wildlife and culture, it is about being economically sustainable too. Learn how public and private funding partnerships have come about and what were their motivations.
MAKING AN IMPACT – MEASURING THE IMPACT OF PEOPLE IN PERIURBAN PARKS
The natural spaces around our major urban places are vital for city dwellers. Learning from the experience of Fedenatur, we will examine methodologies to measure the impact of visitors and explore ideas such as carrying capacity and limits of acceptable change.
MANAGING ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE – CONNECTING LAND AND SEA
Our coasts and coastal waters are under considerable pressure, from both human activities and climate change impacts. However, we are still not good at integrated coastal management. This workshop will explore land-sea relationships and the work being done to achieve this integration.
SPORTS IN NATURE. IS IT FIT FOR PURPOSE?
Events and participants in outdoor leisure and sport activities inside protected areas are increasing. This is both a business opportunity and a moment to highlight the importance of protected areas. However, problems arise at multiple levels... Is sport in nature fit for purpose?
You can find more information on the EUROPARC Conference website.
The Conference will also give you the possibility of joining other protected area professionals from all over Europe.