Europe Regional Committee


World Urban Parks Europe Region is one of four regions intended to enhance member activity with related conferences, seminars, technical tours, working parties, and face to face meetings and networking. The committee will provide opportunities to network, gain international perspectives, support professional development, share best practice and explore innovative urban park solutions. The Europe Region includes the whole Mainland Europe, Iceland, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom.


Current Projects

  • Expanding membership of European Committee and general European Membership of WUP
  • Produce best practice examples for European Region and technical exchange program
  • Expand Participation in Advocacy Groups
  • Provide network for discussions
  • Encourage continuous professional development and accreditation through access to World Parks Academy
  • Further develop workshops and webinars on special themes

Past Projects

  • Partnered with Wirral Council UK to deliver the World Urban Parks European Congress 2017 - Landscape Alive, Community, Sustainability, and Heritage in Wirral, UK
  • Survey of European Members need
  • Pilot of Large Urban Parks Award - Winner Birkenhead Park
  • Attended the Paysalia major landscape industry trade show in Lyon, France
  • Partnered with Hortis, the French association for urban parks management for the 1st World Urban Parks Europe Region Congress in October 2016: Read the Congress Report; and Bilingual French-English Conference Program available here
  • World Urban Parks World Congress in Ponte de Lima, Portugal from 25 - 30 May 2015. This was in association with the Smart Parks and Gardens Conference of the 9th iberoamerican Congress of Parks and Public Gardens and Ponte de Lima Municipality. 



Please contact the chair of the committee Kevin Halpenny, [email protected] or [email protected] if you are interested in joining the European Region Committee.