The theme ‘European Parks: Inspired by the Next Generation’ will focus on what Parks can learn from young people and what changes need to be made to manage protected areas for future generations. Matching the ‘Year of Young People’ designated in Scotland for 2018, the conference will call for young people to be more involved in decision making, volunteering, working and living in Parks.
Around 300 delegates from across Europe are expected to meet at the Aviemore Highland resort and plans are being drawn up for a Youth Festival to run alongside the main event. Soon we will have more information available. Until then, feel free to get to know more about the Cairngorms National Park!