In 2020 and 2021, the 7th and 8th editions of the “Youth at the Top” project were heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the number of events was reduced, particularly in 2020.
This 8th edition marked the return to a unique date. With a few exceptions, the various local events were held on 12 July 2022, thus renewing the tradition of an initiative carried out on a common date, and thus marking the strong link between the different countries of the Alps and the Carpathians.
In the end, 30 protected areas organized a total of 32 local events across 8 countries of the Alps and Carpathians. A surprise was the high number of participants from the Carpathian parks. While they were poorly represented in the early years, this year they represented almost 30%.
A special event was the photo contest which was carried out after the events. See the winning photos below.
The list below presents all the 30 local events that took place in the context of Youth at the Top 2022. Click on each of them for more details.