The Carpathians are one of Europe's largest mountain ranges, a unique natural treasure of great beauty and ecological value, and home of the headwaters of major rivers. They also constitute a major ecological, economic, cultural, recreational and living environment in the heart of Europe, shared by numerous people and countries.

The Carpathian Convention is a subregional treaty to foster the sustainable development and the protection of the Carpathian region. It has been signed in May 2003 by seven Carpathian States (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Ukraine).      Read more


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The Proceedings Volume of the Forum Carpaticum 2014 is available !

Forum Carpaticum, which is the most important meeting of the Science of the Carpathians (S4C), gathered for the third time in September in Lviv. The Proceedings Volume of the Forum Carpaticum 2014 contains extended abstracts of selected presentations made at the conference.


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Carpathians highlighted in Lima on International Mountain Day !


Carpathians were prominently featured on the International Mountain Day in a side event at the Mountains and Water Pavilion in Lima during the UNFCCC COP20.

In a high-level side event the new publication on Mountains and Climate Change - A Global Concern was presented.

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UNFCCC COP20 in Lima, Peru

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The Carpathian Convention was represented by its Secretariat (SCC) at the UNFCCC COP20 in Lima, Peru. In collaboration with Italy the SCC organised two side events.

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