Activity report: European Day of Parks 2022

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On the 24st of May we celebrated the European Day of Parks 2022 – We are Nature: Rethink, Restore, Reconnect. This year, we brought special attention to restoring nature, and our connection to it. Have a look at what was happening across Europe here!

The outcomes of the European Day of Parks 2022 – We are Nature: Rethink, Restore, Reconnect

It was great to see, that after two years of pandemic related online European Day of Parks, this year many Protected Areas across Europe organised face to face events on and around the 24th of May. The European day of Parks (EDoP) aims at bringing people closer to Nature by offering a diversity of activities and events in Protected Areas across the EUROPARC Network. The events that were organised addressed people of all ages: children, youngsters, young adults, families and seniors.

It was amazing to see so many Protected Areas organising events to connect people to the landscape. From a photo contest organised by Nationale Naturlandschaften e.V. to picking up trash whilst kayaking in Spain, or going on a nature “bingo” in the the Netherlands – our network got creative for this year’s edition!

There was quite a buzz on social media as well, and we are happy so many Parks participated in the European Day of Parks in one way or another. To get an overview of all that was happening in the media, have a look at our Media and Activity report:

Find the report here

The report is best viewed in Google Chrome, links might not work when using other servers.

We want to thank everyone that made this European Day of Parks a success!

Promotional materials

EUROPARC created two videos to help promote the European Day of Parks (one already displayed above):

We also created guidelines to help Parks and Protected Areas get inspired:

Guidelines for Parks

Additionally, the official poster and banner for the European Day of Parks 2022 were translated into 20 languages!

Catalan | Croatian  |  Czech  |  Dutch  |  English  |  Estonian  | French  | FinnishGerman  |  Greek  |  Hungarian  |  Italian  |  Latvian  |  Lithuanian  |  Polish  |  Portuguese  | Romanian | Slovenian  |  Spanish  |  Welsh

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.