EUROPARC Youth Representative

Launch of EUROPARC Youth Manifesto at EUROPARC Conference 2018, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Youth Representative in EUROPARC Council

The EUROPARC Youth Representative is a coopted member of the EUROPARC Council. They attend all the Council meetings and can give advice and share their opinion on the direction and workings of the EUROPARC Federation as a network. The Youth Representative has a 3 year mandate like all EUROPARC Council members.

2021 – 2024

The current EUROPARC Youth Representative is Leonardo Cerno from the Italian regional park Parco Naturale Prealpie Giulie. He has also been an active EUROPARC Junior Ranger and Youth+er and is still an active member of the Youth Advisory Board in the Julian Prealps.

2013 – 2021

The very first Youth Representative to sit on the EUROPARC Council was Laura Peters from the Dutch National Park Weerribben-Wieden. Laura had been involved in Junior Rangers since she was 12 years old, attending International Junior Ranger Camps and helping campaign for the first Youth+ programme. See her interview at EUROPARC Live: