European Parks' Academy 2018

Announcement of seminar topics – Registration open!

 

3 Seminar topics

In 2018, the European Parks´ Academy will take place from 17th-29th 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, Awareness & Communication (1st week)

Module B:               Effective 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.

Location

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 at beginning of 2018.

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: http://www.oebb.at/en/
Shuttle bus Ljublijana – Klagenfurt: https://www.alpeadrialine.com/en/
Taxi in Klagenfurt: +43 463 311 11

Costs

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 apply

Please fill in the application form attached and send it to epa@e-c-o.at.

A limited number of scholarships is provided to persons who cannot cover the fee on their own. For applying for a full or half scholarship for one module, please, send us the application form, your CV and a motivation letter (explaining your working context and challenges and why the module is relevant for you).

Contact

Contact

European Parks‘ Academy
c/o E.C.O. Insitute of Ecology
Lakeside B07b, 2.OG
9020 Klagenfurt , Austria
E-mail: epa@e-c-o.at

Programme coordination

DI Alexandra Joseph:
International projects, education & training
Team PARKS at E.C.O. Institute of Ecology
E-mail: epa@e-c-o.at

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”