The third ALPARC General Assembly was held on 23rd January 2015 in St. Jakob in Defereggental, in the Hohe Tauern National Park (Austria). More than 50% of the Network’s members were present. The General Assembly validated the official reports of the president, treasurer and director for 2014 and the 2014-2015 ALPARC programme.
Moreover, the 2014 activities report can be downloaded at this link.
ALPARC’s strategic orientations are as follows:
- Exchange between the managers of the protected areas, for example by the organisation of workshops on specific themes
- The preparation and management of projects along these three lines of work: ecological connectivity, regional development and environmental education
During the General Assembly the communications activities planned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ALPARC network were also announced.
During the General Assembly, the General Secretary of the Alpine Convention, Markus Reiterer, highlighted the close relationship between ALPARC and the Alpine Convention. The cooperation between these two structures is set out in the “Cooperation Memorandum”.
ALPARC and the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention work together at a communications level to promote the Convention or within some working groups or platforms dealing with themes that also concern the protected areas.
A new working programme for 2016-2017 will soon be prepared. ALPARC invites all the members of the network to submit their propositions to the members of the ALPARC Bureau as a contribution to a first version of the text.