European Day of Parks
The European Day of Parks is a commemorative day for protected areas across Europe that was launched in 1999 by the EUROPARC Federation to celebrate protected areas throughout Europe.
The European Day of Parks takes place on and around May 24th of each year. It aims at bringing people closer to nature and raising public awareness on the importance of the natural beauty preserved in protected areas and the importance of conservation and sustainable management of those places.
This year, the European Day of Parks (EDoP) will be held under the theme:
“Parks for Nature. Parks for well-being. Parks for peace” - in memory of the 100 years since the 1st World War.
The day is celebrated on May 24th, but activates can also be organised around that day. The initiative is addressed to all Protected Areas and supporters of PAs in Europe, with an active involvement of EUROPARC Sections and other regional networks of Protected Areas.
The initiative will include a communication campaign which will be launched in spring and organised at European level to raise the awareness of the wide public on the relevance and value of protected areas – including N2000 sites - for the conservation of nature and the peace among people and communities. Local events and initiatives will be promoted all over Europe.
If you would like to organise an activity and mark the day, please do get in contact with us and send us your ideas in order to include you on our online calendar for the EDOP 2014 and further promote.
The report from the 2013 activities event can be found among the downloads on the right side.
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