The Eurosite Mission
Eurosite’s mission is to exchange, enhance and promote expertise in the management of sites for nature, throughout Europe. There are 62 members of the Eurosite network, 21 different countries across Europe are engaged in the delivery of this mission. The ongoing success of Eurosite is built on:
- A high level of professionalism and commitment within the Secretariat, Board and Council;
- The active commitment and involvement of the network;
- A clearly defined purpose and focus on site management issues, which no other organisation can address with the same level of efficiency.
|“What we each gain from the network depends of course on what we each contribute to it "
Henkjan Kievit, Eurosite President, Staatsbosbeheer, The Netherlands
Eurosite – more than the sum of its parts
Eurosite is unique – established in 1989 Eurosite is one of the largest pan-European organisations bringing together governmental and non-governmental organisations, as well as private bodies, in active collaboration for the practical management of Europe’s nature. Organisations that manage sites for nature conservation recognise the need and value of networking in order to achieve better results on the ground. Eurosite was born of that need, formed by its members, and exists to serve that need.
Added value for members
The Eurosite network brings people and organisations together across international boundaries. They often face the same issues and are able to share experience, compare practices and learn from each other. The exchange of knowledge sparks initiative and innovation to generate real progress, and increases the quality of existing work. Through active participation, staff performance, motivation and confidence are increased.
Your network – your future
By operating at local and international level, Eurosite is able to deliver a highly informed, knowledge-based approach. We combine the individual needs of our members to set a strategic agenda for the future of site management in Europe. Our strength as a network is the ability to focus on the development of solutions to problems based on identified needs.
In the mid 80's the Conservatoire du Littoral in collaboration with Espace Naturel Regional Nord-Pas-de-Calais encouraged the exchange of practical and technical information on nature management between European natural sites in Northern France, Great Britain and the Netherlands. The success of these exchanges inspired the creation of the European Natural Sites Twinning Programme in 1987, linking 33 sites across the European Community. Eurosite was created in 1989 in response to a clear demand for the exchange of practical nature management information within Europe.
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