European Parks Academy 2018

Announcement of seminar topics – Registration open!


3 Seminar topics

In 2018, the European Parks Academy will take place from 16th-28th July, again in Klagenfurt with the Lakeside Campus next to the Wörthersee as attractive academy venue. In that 2nd round of the European Parks Academy, participants can choose among three different modules:

Module A:               Branding & Communication (1st week)

Module B:               Ecological monitoring (2nd week)

Module C:               Management of World Heritage Sites (2nd week in parallel)

Training for professionals

The academy program is designed for professionals in nature conservation from all over the world, including administrative and technical staff of protected area management bodies, consultancies and planning companies, NGOs and international institutions, interested scientists or researchers as well as representatives of stakeholder groups having a professional interest in conservation.

Overview on seminar program 2018

The program comprises three 6-day training modules, each composed of a conference/panel & poster session, an intensive training and coaching seminar and an overnight excursion:

Build your individual training schedule

It is possible to participate at the complete academy (with a “full package offer”) or to build your individual schedule with the seminar(s), conference(s) or excursion(s) that suits best to your interests, background and working challenges.


The summer academy is situated at the attractive and inspiring facilities of the Klagenfurt Lakeside Campus in Austria. The seminars as well as the conferences will take place on the Lakeside Campus with the Wörthersee and the historic city centre of Klagenfurt next by. An interesting evening program offers the opportunity to discover culture and nature of this beautiful place.


Logistics – accommodation & transport

Participants are responsible to organize their accommodation and transport to and within Klagenfurt for themselves. However, the organizing team will be glad to offer support in all logistic questions. There will be a special academy arrangement for selected pensions/hotels close to the venue. The list will be published soon.

Regarding transport, Klagenfurt can be reached by plane (to Klagenfurt airport), train (e.g. flight to Vienna, then 4 hours by train) or by bus (e.g. flight to Ljublijana, 2 hours by bus).

Train connections in Austria:
Shuttle bus Ljublijana – Klagenfurt:
Taxi in Klagenfurt: +43 463 311 11


Participants can choose between the following training package (early bird discount before 30th March):

The fee includes: lunch and one welcome dinner at the beginning of each module; all costs related to food, transport and accommodation during the excursion; evening program (e.g. welcome event, excursion to the lake, guided city tour, etc.)

Not covered are: accommodation (except 1 night during the excursions), dinner during seminars, transport to and within Klagenfurt.

How to register

Please fill in the registrationform attached and send it to Registration deadline is the 15th June 2018. Early bird discounts apply until 30th March.




European Parks‘ Academy
c/o E.C.O. Insitute of Ecology
Lakeside B07b, 2.OG
9020 Klagenfurt , Austria

Programme coordination

DI Alexandra Joseph:
International projects, education & training
Team PARKS at E.C.O. Institute of Ecology

Programme directorate

Dr. Andrej Sovinc:
IUCN WCPA Regional Vice-Chair Europe, University of Primorska, Former CEO Sečovlje Salina Nature Park
Mag. Dr. Michael Jungmeier:
CEO of E.C.O. Institute of Ecology, Director of MSc “Management of Protected Areas”