ALPARC held its Annual General Assembly on the 28th of January 2022. Due to the pandemic, the event took place in a digital format for the second-year consecutive. A total of 41 participants joined the meeting, among which the representatives of 31 ALPARC members. Partners from different alpine countries were also present, as well as Alenka Smerkolj -General Secretary of the Alpine Convention- and Simone Remund -representative of the Swiss Presidency of the Alpine Convention- who both kindly welcomed the participants.
ALPARC addresses a special thanks to the team of the Landscape Park Binntal (CH) where the Assembly should have taken place this year.
The 2021 activity report was presented during the meeting, as well as upcoming projects on visitor management and long-term monitoring of biodiversity. This was also the opportunity to announce further developments for ALPAR CENTR’ALPS with the hiring of a new ALPARC staff member. A focus on Alpine UNESCO Geoparks completed the discussions, with the expressed wish to encourage more of them to become ALPARC’s members.
The network was well represented which enabled the Assembly to validate the official reports of the president, the treasurer and the director and the activity programme and budget for 2022.