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Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. - EUROPARC Stipendien

Was wir tun


In Kooperation mit der Föderation der Natur- und Nationalparke Europas e.V. (EUROPARC Föderation) vergeben wir seit 2002 die sogenannten Alfred Toepfer-Reisestipendien für Naturschutz. Diese Stipendien sind dazu bestimmt, Nachwuchskräften auf dem Gebiet des Managements von Schutzgebieten für Studienzwecke eine Reise in ein anderes europäisches Land zu ermöglichen.

Studierende und Absolventen von höheren Bildungseinrichtungen vor Vollendung des 30. Lebensjahres, deren Abschluss nicht länger als zehn Jahre zurückliegt, werden ebenso gefördert wie Berufstätige, die bereits seit mehreren Jahren für oder in einem europäischen Schutzgebiet tätig und nicht älter als 35 Jahre sind. Die Auswahl der Stipendiaten trifft die EUROPARC Föderation. Eine Bewerbung bei der Toepfer Stiftung ist deshalb nicht möglich.

Die EUROPARC-Stipendiatinnen 2020

Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. - Europarc Stipendien

Anna Jennings

"My name is Anna Jennings and I work as an Engagement Ranger for the Peak District National Park Authority, which involves ensuring that the interactions between visitors, residents and the landscape are as mutually beneficial and sustainable as possible. I believe that nature and National Parks play a fundamental role in our wellbeing and am interested in visiting projects which showcase the best ways to improve people's mental health in long term, environmentally conscious ways. The current situation has highlighted the huge importance of accessing green spaces for everyone's mental and physical wellbeing, and I hope to discover the best practices for future work in this area."

Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. - Europarc Stipendien

Réka Szilágyi

"My name is Réka Szilágyi and I work at “Milvus Group” Nature and Bird Protection Association, in Transylvania, Romania. The association is engaged in a wide range of activities within the field of nature conservation, including monitoring and research programs for protected species, education and public awareness raising. The association also operates a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Having a degree in computer science, I am primarily involved in IT related tasks, but I assist in the work of the rehabilitation center as well. During the scholarship I will visit wildlife rehabilitation centers in Spain and Bulgaria, that take part in vulture and eagle rehabilitation projects. Besides their daily work, educational activities, volunteering programs and visitors engagement, I am curious to find out about their role in the protection and restoration of the highly vulnerable European vulture species population. While visiting these centers, I would also like to study the universal aspects of these reintroduction projects, the common challenges these institutions are facing, as well as the differences in their approach to rehabilitation. It is a great honor to be one of the Alfred Toepfer Scholarship holders, and I hope the experience gained during my visits will help our work at the Milvus Group`s rehabilitation center and will also bring valuable knowledge for our professional community."

Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. - Europarc Stipendien

Rosie Corner

"My name is Rosie Corner and I am the Local Plan Officer at the Yorkshire Dales National Park. My day job involves securing the future economic, social and environmental sustainability of the Park but my research leans more towards the spiritual. I’m going to be asking what protected area managers can learn from the managers of Sacred Natural Sites. By spending time in a range of spiritual tourism hotspots I hope to discover what these places offer to visitors and what sets them apart from their secular counterpart. I’ll be looking closely at factors such as visitor behaviour, donations, retail offer, community engagement and interfaith dialogue at sites in England, Latvia, Italy and Finland. I’m delighted to be one of the Alfred Toepfer Scholarship holders and look forward to sharing my findings with other environmental professionals."


Dr. Klara Stumpf Programmleitung Zukunftsgerechte Landnutzung

+49 40 33 402 12stumpf@toepfer-stiftung.de