Subject: The European Day of Parks needs you! (and your community too!) 💚

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The European Day of Parks needs you!
(and your community too!)

Parks are there for us 24/7, so why not be there for them on the 24th of May, as a celebration of the European Day of Parks? It is the perfect opportunity to show your local community how much Protected Areas means to us and to them.
This year is the 20th anniversary of the European Day of Parks, which has been established in 1999 by the EUROPARC Federation to celebrate the creation of the 1st National Parks in Europe – a set of nine parks created in Sweden in 1909.
European Day of Parks 2019
"Our Natural Treasures"
In 2019, the European Days of Parks is inviting you to reconnect with nature, and to highlight the natural treasures that make your Park so special!
Organise your events!

We invite all protected areas to organise events in and around the 24th of May. The European day of Parks aims at bringing people closer to Nature by offering a diversity of activities and events in Protected Areas across the EUROPARC Network. The events address people of all ages: children, youngsters, young adults, families and seniors – everyone can participate in local events organised by Parks and regional authorities!
You might set up a guided tour through your Park, a special wildlife watching programme or a night tour to observe the amazing night creatures! Get your Junior Rangers and Youth on board and make them lead the activities in your Park: they can tell your visitors all about a special species, monument or habitat.
Involve your local schools in handcraft activities, such as creating nests or feeding stations, creating sculptures of your main species or maquettes of the existing habitats. Preferably, you would take them out, plant trees, teach them how to identify mammal’s footprints and drops, or how to identify birds by their singing. There is a whole set of activities you can organise in your Park to invite your Community!
Once you have defined your events, don’t forget to register them here.
We will help you with the visuals… you just need to call people to your Park!

You will find posters and web banners here in over 20 languages! This year, you can personalise them in a way that will help you promote your Park and Natural Treasures and your special activities.
Also, there is a short film available in 6 languages to promote on social media!
Call for solutions
Your Solutions featured in a special EUROPARC-PANORAMA webinar
For this year’s EDoP, EUROPARC and IUCN are looking for specific success stories from European protected areas. These can relate to any aspect of management or governance: financing, tourism, enforcement etc. Please submit your solution on the “protected areas” portal of the PANORAMA web platform Solutions will then be reviewed and published on the platform. Selected “solution providers” will be invited to present their cases in a public webinar on 24th April.

Submit your draft solution here:
Join the celebration of The European Day of Parks: 
make sure your Park organises an activity this year!
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