EUROPARC Youth Manifesto – Cairngorms LEADER Transnational Co-operation Project
In May 2018 the Cairngorms National Park Authority hosted the first of two weeks of workshops, gathering together young folk from across Europe to write a Youth Manifesto.
The manifesto will outline ways that protected areas and rural communities can become better places for young people to live, learn and work. The manifesto will be presented to delegates at the EUROPARC 2018 conference in September, who will be asked to pledge one or two actions from the manifesto.
At Glenmore Lodge, a group of 30 young people aged 16-25 came together from all over Europe: Scotland, Finland, Netherlands, Germany, Wales, England, Italy and Latvia. Ten of the delegates were from Finland. This is because the project is a Transnational LEADER project, part financed by Cairngorms Local Action Group, LEADER Rieska, LEADER Keskipiste, and LEADER Ravakka.