Helping to shape the future of wild places across Europe
After months of hard work and travelling, the EUROPARC Youth Manifesto was finally launched at the EUROPARC Conference in the Cairngorms National Park on Friday 21st September.
The call to action was put out by the 50+ young people who brought the manifesto to fruition asking for organisations and communities to engage with their young people to create new opportunities for living, learning and working in rural communities and protected areas.
You can find the full EUROPARC Youth Manifesto document at the link below:
Young people are the future of Protected Areas in Europe; you are the decision-makers of tomorrow. It is important you are given the opportunity to consider how the present management of our environment will affect you, so you can express your thoughts and get involved in the issues that will impact you in the future.
In collaboration with the following partners –
The Cairngorms National Park Authority has lead on a project to develop a Youth Manifesto that outlines the ways in which protected areas, environmental organisations and rural communities can meaningfully engage young people in their activities to safeguard the future stewardship of our natural heritage and to retain young people living, learning and working in the rural environment and communities.
In line with the Year of Young People 2018 co-design principles, the project features 30 young people aged 16-25 from across Europe who have been involved in community, protected area, youth or nature programmes who came together to share knowledge and co-design the manifesto. Young people from a wide range of backgrounds were based within the Cairngorms area.
The project will run for two years and involve the following elements:
For more information, contact Alan Smith, Outdoor Learning Officer at the Cairngorms National Park Authority.