Workshop “Management Effectiveness and Quality Criteria in European Protected Areas”
Vilm, Germany, 20 to 23 April 2008
Following an invitation from the International Academy for Nature Conservation, the Isle of Vilm, Germany, Orjana Lenasi, associate for architectural heritage ensembles and cultural landscapes, took part in a workshop named “Management Effectiveness and Quality Criteria in European Protected Areas“, which took place on the island of Vilm in Germany between 20 and 23 April 2008. The workshop was organized by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) in co-operation with the EUROPARC Federation and the German Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
During an intensive, three-day long workshop the following was discussed:
- An overview of the legal frameworks, systems, trends and manners of implementation aimed at an assessment of the effectiveness of management of the protected nature areas,
- Gaining insight into different systems of evaluation of management effectiveness in Europe and wider (Brazil and Bolivia),
- Comparison and overview of applications and experiences gained in different evaluations of the effectiveness of management of protected nature areas in Europe and wider (Brazil and Bolivia),
- Raising awareness of the goals of the CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) in the process of evaluating management effectiveness in Europe, as a contribution to further implementation of the PoWPA’s (Programme of Work on Protected Areas).