The Norwegian national park system is currently under development. An ambitious work programme has been planned for the coming years. For successful implementation, Austrian know-how and Austrian experience is relied upon. Within the overall project of “Policy for harmonising national park management and local business development”, E.C.O. together with an international project team is working on a comparative case study on the socioeconomic and organisational framework conditions in the Norwegian Jostedalsbreen National Park and in the Austrian Hohe Tauern National Park as well as on the planning and management models being used in the two national parks.