In July 2016 the “European Parks‘ Academy” takes place in Klagenfurt for the first time. In two one week modules on “Effective Financial Management of Protected Areas“ and “New Challenges in the Governance of Protected Areas“ participants work intensively with renowned nature conservation experts of IUCN and discuss emerging and pressing issues in conservation in a practical context.
During workshops, presentations and excursions, participants discuss practical case studies, problems and challenges of their working environment and how they can make use of international guidelines and innovative approaches.
Attractive side-offers allow for an intensive professional exchange and building new contacts and networks. The participation is a unique opportunity for professionals and executives of protected areas to get both an update on recent international developments, trends and new knowledge and the opportunity to discuss individual problems, challenges and ideas in a highly professional environment.
The Academy was developed in cooperation with IUCN/WCPA Europe, E.C.O. Institute of Ecology, University College for Agrarian and Environmental Pedagogy, TU Wien, Universitaet Klagenfurt and the University of Capodistria. The initiative is supported by the Austrian Ministry of Environment.Deadline for registrations: 3rd June 2016