For the past 3 years, ALPARC has been an official observer of the Interreg Project Centralparks. The final conference of the project will take place on 23 & 24 March 2022, in Wieliczka (Poland) and online. The event is entitled “Transnational cooperation for the sustainable future of the Carpathian region”.
A few words about the project:
The Carpathians belong to the most important European eco-regions. Biodiversity loss and increasing pressures threaten its outstanding natural values. Traditional approaches to resource management and nature conservation are no longer sufficient to guarantee long-lasting economic benefits and provision of ecosystem services. Such problems cannot be solved by one country alone and require transnational cooperation. To tackle these challenges and to improve management capacities in protected areas, the project “Centralparks” was developed. The project promotes joint actions for integrated management of biodiversity, including joint transnational thematic task forces, involving experts from Carpathian countries. The project aims to reconcile nature conservation and local socio-economic development in order to raise also the support and involvement of local communities. Centralparks encourages transnational networking, aims at harmonizing approaches at the international level and aims to facilitate the harmonization of measures undertaken in border and transboundary-protected areas. Common strategies elaborated during the project will be submitted for the endorsement by the Carpathian Convention.