News from the network ALPARC

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The educational international project Youth at the Top is in its 4th edition. The project has evolved and is introducing some novelties for this year of 2018, with a new use for the postcards, now also in a new version, and the introduction of a common topic to be explored…
“Living and Working beyond Tourism” YOUrALPS Workshop at the CIPRA annual conference
On May 25th ALPARC had the opportunity to jointly hold a workshop in the context of the CIPRA Annual conference in Bled. “Living and Working above Tourism” was a workshop seeking to identify   the challenges young people encounter with the booming tourism sector.  Together with Barbara Wülser, CIPRA International and…
Danilo Re 2018 ranger exchange: saving the planet, daily, on-site
In his welcoming speech to the rangers and protected area technical staff during this year’s Danilo Re ranger seminar, the new ALPARC president Peter Oggier put it frankly and philosophically: “You matter. You actually save a little bit of our planet, every day.” Indeed, the Danilo Re event places the…
The YOUrALPS  infodays: call to action for political stakeholders
The YOUrALPS challenge continues. After the start of the pilot activities in September 2017 and further scientific investigation on framework conditions for the development of the Alpine School model, the next step implies the involvement of political stakeholders in the context of the so-called infodays. With the start of the…
The 23rd Danilo Re Memorial: an unforgettable event
The 23rd Memorial Danilo Re event took place at the Berchtesgaden National park from 25th to 28th January 2018, in the frame of the celebration of the park’s 40th anniversary. A combination of excellent weather conditions and outstanding involvement by the Berchtesgaden national park staff made this event unforgettable! Alpine…
Tuesday, 06 February 2018

ALPARC 2018 General Assembly

ALPARC 2018 General Assembly
The ALPARC General Assembly was held in the Haus der Berge at the Berchtesgaden National Park in Bavaria on 26th January 2018 in the presence of the Ambassador and General Secretary of the Alpine Convention, Markus Reiterer, the German Focal Point Person of the Alpine Convention, Silvia Reppe and the…
Considering ecological connectivity in spatial planning documents
A challenging mission for the Ecological Network Platform of the Alpine Convention Members of the Ecological Network Platform of the Alpine Convention met in Valdieri in the Alpi Marittime Nature Park (I) at the beginning of November 2017. At the centre of the discussion was the work on the report…
Youth participation in politics in the Alps: GaYA action goes from local to transnational level
In the frame of the EU Interreg Alpine Space project GaYA (Governance and Youth in the Alps), 15 pilot sites engage in experimental approaches to involve young people in local politics. Four ALPARC members are participating in the project. Besides, the project already boasts some successful actions: an award-winning project…
Korean National Park Service visits ALPARC office
On November 22, the ALPARC operational unit had the pleasure of welcoming a group of researchers and park managers from the Republic of Korea. The group, led by Mr Kim Won Kyung, Senior Researcher at the Korea National Park Service, (KNPS) who also provided translation from English, came to Europe…
WeWild project: The initiative grows through two further workshops in France and Italy
After a first workshop in Vorarlberg last March, ALPARC has recently organised two further workshops in Les Ecrins National Park (France) and in the nature parks of the Ossola Valleys (Italy) in the frame of the WeWild project. The aim of the project and its growing working group is the…