European Day of Parks

EUROPARC Directorate Team at European Day of Parks 2014 © EUROPARC Federation

The European Day of Parks (EDoP) on the 24th of May, is a commemorative day for Protected Areas across Europe that was launched in 1999 by the EUROPARC Federation to celebrate Protected Areas throughout Europe. It celebrates the creation of the 1st National Parks in Europe – a set of nine parks created in Sweden in 1909.

European Day of Parks 2024: Vote for Parks

Next year, European citizens get to vote on a new European Parliament. An important event for the future of the European Union – and beyond.

As such, we believe it is pertinent to highlight, just how essential our Protected Areas are for the development and implementation of nature policies. That is exactly why next year’s European Day of Parks will be themed “Vote of Parks”!

From citizen science, to a healthy environment, let’s showcase all our Protected Areas are doing to bring European policy decisions to live.

More information and promotional materials will follow.

About the European Day of Parks

Imagine a day when all Parks and Protected Areas come together across Europe, celebrate their successes and declare the value and benefits of Europe’s Protected Areas to communities, decision-makers and the wider public. Well, it is EUROPARC’s European Day of Parks!

Every year, European Day of Parks takes place on and around 24th of May. It aims to bring people closer to nature and raise public awareness on the importance of the natural beauty preserved in Protected Areas and the importance of conservation and sustainable management of those places.

Check here to see the previous editions.

LIFE program

The European Day of Parks is made possible through funding of the LIFE Programme. Views and opinions do not necessarily reflect that of the European Commission or of CINEA.