Are you EUROPARC’s new Youth Representative?

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EUROPARC is committed to providing a place and opportunities for young people within our organisation. That is why we are now launching a call for a Youth Representative to join the EUROPARC Council.

Are you:

  • Between 18 and 30 years old?
  • Active in a Protected Area that is a member of the EUROPARC Federation?
  • Supporting youth engagement in Protected Areas?
  • Fluent in English?

Or have you attended EUROPARC international events and initiatives for Youth and Junior Rangers? Then we are looking for you!

To honour the commitments made in the EUROPARC Youth Manifesto, but also to adhere to the new EUROPARC Strategy to 2030, we are now seeking ways to better integrate the views of youth in the governance of our organisation and inspire Protected Areas to do the same. The EUROPARC Council has therefore agreed in October 2021 to assign one of the coopted seats available in the council, to a suitable Youth candidate.

Role and Functions

As Youth Representative you will have the same rights, duties and responsibilities – other than voting – as the rest of the Council. Your task will be to bring specific insights to the Council on youth related matters relevant for the work of Protected Areas and provide constructive advice on Council work and Federation strategy and priorities. You will also be able to represent the work of EUROPARC, where appropriate, in exchanging with youth organisations and networks all over Europe. The function will be a chance to connect and communicate with young people from across Europe’s Protected Areas.

Does this sound like something you can do? Or do you know someone who would be the perfect fit? Then apply now!

How to apply

The application process is simple:

  • Carefully read the terms of reference.
  • Fill out the application form.
  • Send the signed application form, together with your CV to Esther Bossink ( until the Friday 17th of December 13:00 PM CET .

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Esther Bossink. We look forward to seeing all your applications!