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Constitutive Assembly ALPARC

Thursday, 15 November 2012

The Constitutive Assembly ALPARC will take place on 18th January 2013 during the Memorial Danilo Re in Pralognan-la-Vanoise/F


The Alpine network of protected areas, that means we all together, must continue to develop, to think future-oriented and to be even more powerful and assertive. For this we need you all.


ALPARC needs a legal basis and structure in order to be able to implement larger shared projects, but also and above all in order to give a greater image and international weight to the protected areas of the Alps. The principal leitmotiv, however, remains the provision of concrete, efficient and grounded contributions towards the application of the Alpine Convention and its protocols, especially as regards the “Protection of nature and safeguarding of landscapes”.


The last General Assembly , which took place in Poschiavo /CH on 7th of September 2012, was marked by a common declaration of the present protected areas, indicating their intention to create an association ALPARC:

“Aware of the ecological, economic and social stakes, and appealing for a better coordination and coordination of the actions implemented throughout the Alps, the protected Alpine areas and territorial communities signing the present declaration have decided to pool their reflections in order to create the ‘ALPARC – Alpine Network of Protected Areas’ association, a tool of Alpine cooperation”.


The date of this constitutive assembly is now scheduled: it will take place on Friday morning, 18th of January 2013, in the heart of one of the big alpine protected areas event, the Danilo Re Memorial,

organised for this 18th edition by the Vanoise National Park in Pralognan–la–Vanoise /F.

All alpine protected area managers are kindly invited to prepare their membership by initiating the necessary procedures to be able to officially join the ALPARC association at next January 18th.

The founding members of the association will be exempt from admission fees.

Please confirm your participation at this important assembly by simple e-mail to before 21st December 2012. The documents referring to the agenda will be sent after your registration. 

Provisional Programme:

9.00 a.m.

Welcome by the President and Vice-presidents of the International Steering Committee ALPARC


Welcome by the Director of the Vanoise Nationalpark


Welcome from the French Authorities

9.30 a.m.

History, evolution and objectives of ALPARC

10.00 a.m.

Proposal of Statutes and Internal rules, short discussion

10.30 a.m.

Proposal of a first framework program 2014-2020

11.00 a.m.

Creation of the association by membership declarations

11.30 a.m.

Election of the Council of ALPARC

12.00 a.m.

Festive session and media release


The Constitutive Assembly will take place during the Danilo Re Event. The morning of the 18th is not covered by competitions of the Trophy and gives the opportunity to all protected areas managers, or representatives, to join the meeting.