The First European Summit of Regional Nature Parks
"Regional Nature Parks – strong partners for nature conservation and sustainable rural development"
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
at the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union, Brussels.
The results of the project „Europe’s Nature, Regional, and Landscape Parks” and the book on the work of these parks with the title
Living Landscapes were presented at the First European Summit
of Regional Nature Parks on the 21 June 2017 in Brussels. At the summit, a distinguished panel of experts and political actors debated about the more efficient use of these parks for achieving
the objectives of the EU in the field of nature conservation and sustainable development.
In the end of the event, Regional Nature Park representatives signed a declaration, emphasizing the value of their
parks for the building of a sustainable and social Europe, the development of rural areas and the implementation of the Birds and Habitats Directives.