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The European Study on protected area management effectiveness (PAME) evaluation was conducted between May 2009 and March 2010. Its main purpose was to provide an overview of existing PAME evaluation in European countries, notably with respect to extent of application, methodologies and assessment results. The survey was led by the Universities of Greifswald and Queensland in partnership with the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, EUROPARC Federation and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), the latter of which also provided financial support. The study had three principal objectives; our finding in relation to each are outlined below.$Objective I: Generate a comprehensive and systematic overview of existing studies, evaluation methods and key indicators used in Europe.$Objective II: Synthesize results of European management effectiveness evaluations with respect to overall management effectiveness, strengths and weaknesses, threats and recommendations.$Objective III: Generate recommendations for best practice in European management effectiveness evaluation.$In comparison with other UN regions, our results indicate that Europe is doing relatively well in terms of assessing management effectiveness. The rapid growth of assessments is encouraging, and we observed that the relevance and added value of these studies are increasingly being recognized.