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Organisation

How is the Network organised?
The Swiss Parks Network is a non-profit organisation, called association under Swiss law. Its most important bodies are:
The General Assembly

The General Assembly is the Network's mot important body. It determines the organisation's budget, planning and finances and elects the members of the executive Board as well as the finance auditors.

The organisation currently comprises 18 regular and five associated members.

  • Regular membership is open to the managing authorities of both existing parks and parks currently being established as well as the Swiss National Park.
  • Associated membership is open to the managing authorities of the UNESCO natural heritage sites, geoparks and similar organisations.
The Board

The executive Board is the Associations' representative body. It organises current affairs and grants contracts to third parties. It currently comprises 8 members, all Swiss Parks managers and is led by its president Stefan Müller-Altermatt, member of Parliament (CVP party) from the Solothurn canton

The office

A multilingual office staff implements the General Assembly and executive Board strategy and decisions.