News from the network ALPARC

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…
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…
“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…
InnovAlps: Transnational exchange on social and spatial innovation in nature parks
All over the Alps nature parks are working at challenging the view on regional development and lead them to change. Due to their experience and expertise in social and spatial innovation they can be seen as “ambassadors of change” who can be an inspiration to others. The project InnovAlps aims…
ALPARC Council meeting in Monaco (FR)
The biannual ALPARC Council Meeting has been held on April 7th  & 8th  2016 in Monaco (FR). The meeting was hosted by the Principality of Monaco. On the agenda: work in progress on alpine ecological connectivity, InnovAlps project and Youth at the Top Event. Furthermore have been presented the new…
Winter sports activities and wildlife: is coexistence possible?
Feedback from the international “Wildlife and winter sport activities” workshop3rd and 4th March 2016, Lescheraines (Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park (RNP) FR). Organised by the Massif des Bauges RNP, ASTERS and ALPARCThroughout the Alpine arc, sports and leisure activities have mushroomed as never before. Ski touring, free riding, trekking…