Lake Neusiedl National Park
Funding support: State (Austria), Province (Burgenland)
Number of staff: 10 (Visitor Centre), 32 (National Park, including Visitor Centre)
Number of visitors per year: ca. 40.000 (Visitor Centre), ca. 700.000 (National Park)
Overall aims of the centre
Overall aims of a National Park: Nature conservation through research and monitoring, habitat management, ecotourism, education.
Description of the centre
The National Park’s size is ca. 100 square kilometres (Austrian part), the building’s size is ca. 1.700 square metres
Main CEPA work areas
General information of local people and stakeholders in the area, (pre-)information of visitors, visitors programmes (tourism and education)
Top three successes
Ecotourism and environmental education
Top three challenges
Our study groups come from all parts of Europe, but mainly from CEE states.
Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools;
Setting up a new visitor centre; Managing / creating habitat; Running a visitor centre; Building / maintaining structures
Working with disabled people; Engaging hard-to-reach groups; Engaging young people; Engaging the local community;
Education and communication
Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials
PR and marketing; Running effective administration; Fund-raising; Project planning.