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Cairngorms National Park

A call for change in rural communities and protected areas

EUROPARC Youth Manifesto Project

Helping to shape the future of wild places across Europe

Europarc Conference, Aviemore, 17th – 21st September 2018


After months of hard work and travelling, the EUROPARC Youth Manifesto was launched at the EUROPARC Conference in the Cairngorms National Park on Friday 21st September 2018.

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 download the EUROPARC Youth Manifesto here

In response to this call for action the Cairngorms National Park Authority board has agreed a project to develop a youth group in the Cairngorms to take forward some of the recommendations of the EUROPARC Youth Manifesto. This is the Cairngorms National Park Youth Project.


We are looking to recruit young people aged 16-30 to be part of a steering group that will co-design a Cairngorms National Park Youth Group:

  • To be the voice of young people in the Park.
  • To develop a procedure to fund young people’s ideas about living, learning and working in the Park.
  • To put on exciting and innovative events for young people in the Park.

And much, much more!

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For more information, contact Alan Smith, Outdoor Learning Officer at the Cairngorms National Park Authority.

01479 870518   —  [email protected] — follow on Twitter  @CairngormsOL  —  Instagram @cairngormsnationalpark 

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We would like to hear from you!

If you do create a project inspired by the EUROPARC Youth Manifesto we’d really love to hear about it!

Email brief details of your project to [email protected]

Share your stories using the hashtag #europarcyouthmanifesto