Youth can make a great contribution to their local community when encouraged to participate in nature orientated events.
There is increasing interest and appetite to engage youth fully into the work of protected areas, nature, biodiversity and rural community development. There is a need to create a clear, consistent and coordinated approach that can be used by many organisations across the whole of Europe. This need has been identified through consultations with youth organisations across the UK and Europe. The creation of a EUROPARC Youth Manifesto would meet this need.