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National Parks of the Future

Project Promoter: Towarzystwo Krajoznawcze Krajobraz
Proposal: 2nd thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 27 988,11 EUR
Partners: None
Duration time: 01.11.2022-31.01.2024

In this project, we invite young people to carry out public campaigns for the creation of new national parks in Poland. Such a park has not been created in Poland for 21 years, which may indicate a crisis in the Polish system of nature protection. As part of the project, we are preparing and implementing three campaigns for the creation of new national parks. The campaigns are being carried out in areas where it would be possible and desirable to establish a national park: in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland (Jurassic National Park), nearby the City of Szczecin (Lower Oder National Park) and in the middle section of the Vistula River (Vistula National Park). The campaigns are conducted with the participation of local communities, especially young people.

The aim of the project is to gain local ambassadors for the idea of creating new parks and to provide them with promotional tools. In the three selected locations we are working on local diagnoses and developing campaign tools. In the campaigns, we focus on reaching out to local decision-makers. We use various tools and methods of work: from popularisation activities, showing the potential of a given place, through various forms of participatory activities, such as petitions, public consultations or submitting comments on local plans. The project also involves the preparation of publicly available educational materials containing the experiences gathered.