Parks&Benefits – Generating socio-economical effects by a sustainable management of protected areas for the benefit of their regions

Parks&Benefits is a network of protected areas, regional authorities, stakeholders in tourism and environment plus academic institutions in the BSR backed by Europarc Federation as an European umbrella organization with 500 member parks in 368 countries aiming to: PnB_Logo_Large

  • implement the European Charter for sustainable tourism in protected areas as a practical instrument to jointly develop, test & transfer solutions of generating socio-economical effects within protected areas of BSR benefiting regional development
  • develop integrative & harmonized spatial planning, linking protected areas to their regions
  • establish PPP between prtected areas, SME´s & regional authorities
  • increase the quality of eco-tourism offers by a BSR quality standard
  • promote BSR Charter parks via European-wide Europarc brand & increase the identity/recognition of BSR across Europe
  • to provide arguments in policy making & secure politicakl commitment to nature protection

Coordinator: Ministry for Agriculture, Environment and Consumer protection Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany)
Contact: Mr Martin Kaiser

Funding programme: Baltic Sea Region Programme