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Youth at the Top 2016, a beautiful experience
"Initially I thought it would have been boring... but in the end it was amazing!" Lilou and Kilian, France. Read more in the official press release below. On 12th and 13th July, for the second edition of the operation, almost 700 participants (more than 500 young people and about 150…
Winter sports and wildlife: the launching of a working group on an Alpine scale
 After the success of the international “Wildlife and Winter Sport Activities” workshop in the Massif des Bauges on 3rd and 4th March last, attended by 45 people, a working group on this theme was set up at the beginning of summer. The will to work together in the ALPARC network…
Register at the Workshop Mountain Environmental Education on the 18th & 19th October 2016
There are still a few places available to participate to the forth Workshop « Mountain Environmental Education in the Alpine Protected Areas » on the 18th and 19th October, in the French National Park of Mercantour, at the Refuge-hôtel de Bayasse. Please find the registration form online, the programme description…
Participate in the reading Mountains Festival of the Alpine Convention!
For the second year between the 5th and 11th of December, the Alpine Convention organizes the Reading mountains Festival. The festival is an occasion to celebrate the Alpine literature and to promote cultural differences and similarities all along the Alps. We invite all of you to participate! Protected areas, associations…
Youth at the Top 2016, a great success
We are very happy of the great success of Youth at the Top! Bravo to all our young participants (more than 500!) and to the ca.150 accompanying adults, who took part in the 41 events which finally took place. The bad weather was not an obstacle to their enthousiasm and…
Thursday, 19 May 2016

Combining memberships

Fedenatur and EUROPARC Federation have reach an agreement to create an organisation, representing parks from the city to the sea and from the metropolitan to the mountain tops. EUROPARC network will grow by 10%.The combined Protected Area network will cover 40% of Natura 2000 sites (marine and terrestrial). For more…
Alpine Conference in Grassau: the Pilot Regions for Ecological Connectivity in the Spotlight
Summer 2016 will provide the opportunity to take stock of the actions, initiatives and achievements of the 8 Pilot Regions for Ecological Connectivity since they were appointed in 2011 by the Alpine Convention. In fact, the process of appointing the Pilot Regions schedules regular assessment of their activities. An on-site…
Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Life of the association

Life of the association
After its general assembly in January ALPARC has also organised a reunion of the “Groupe de Suivi National” (National steering group), where over 10 French participants came together (park directors and financiers). The goal was to discuss the strategy of ALPARC, the orientations of the working program and especially the…
Recommendation: “Parks of the Future -  Protected Areas in Europe Challenging Regional and Global Change”
Current challenges like shortage of resources, urban sprawl, demographic change and climate change call for the development of regional solutions. As ‘future labs’ of sustainability protected areas have gained increasing attention in addressing those regional and global challenges. Today nature protection represents only one of their tasks and regional development…
“Youth at the Top” 2nd Edition: A Civic and Symbolic Experience on July 12th 2016 in the Alps
On July 12th 2016, groups of young people will meet in several protected areas and natural sites throughout the Alps in order to share a physical, human, cultural and artistic collective experience in the mountains.   Out in the Mountains !All over the Alps people are disturbed by young people’s…