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Youth at the Top, 3rd edition: Sharing an Experience in the Mountains, July 11th 2017
On July 11th 2017, several groups of young people will gather in different places all over the Alps and the Carpathians to share a collective experience in the mountains   Back to Nature in the Mountains When was the last time you watched the stars in an unpolluted sky, lying…
YOUrALPS project – first steps to improve Mountain-Oriented Education in the Alps
It’s a full-time job for the 12 project partners of the Interreg Alpine Space Project YOUrALPS – Educating youth for the Alps: (re)connecting Youth and Mountain heritage for an inspiring future in the Alps. (2016- 2019). Since the official launch of the project, which took place during the Kick-off Meeting…
WeWild project: Designing a joint Alps-wide initiative for eco-friendly behaviour in snow and outdoor sports
The WeWild project (2016-2018) got well under way with the first workshop which was organised in Vorarlberg in March 2017. 16 stakeholders from six Alpine countries attended the two-day event, thereby underlining the interest in a common, Alpine-wide communication strategy regarding the behaviour of snow sports participants.The fruitful workshop discussions…
The ALPBIONET2030 project brings connectivity one step further – in the Alps and the surrounding territories
The beginning of the year was composed of numerous meetings for the ALPBIONET2030 project partners: a partners’ meeting in the Kalkalpen National Park, one of the project working regions, bi- or plurilateral meetings to coordinate the work of the individual Work Packages and an experts’ workshop to define the guideline…
GaYA project: promoting youth participation for the future of Alpine areas
Young people (14-25 years old) tend to leave peripheral Alpine regions due to the lack of personal and professional fulfilment, in particular regarding education and job opportunities as well as social integration. The majority of decision- and policy-makers lack awareness of the needs of young people as well as tools…
The Wolf in the alpine cultural landscape – chances and challenges
The International Conference that took place on the 16th-18th of May in Sölk, Sölktäler Nature Park (Styria, Austria) on "The Wolf in the alpine cultural landscape – chances and challenges" has gathered about 100 of participants. There has been some interesting debate and the subject was actively discussed in the…
The AlpWeek 2016 report is now online!
The report of the fourth AlpWeek, held in October 2016 in Grassau (D), has been published. The focus of the AlpWeek was on demography, culture and quality of life.  Furthermore, in the frame of the event a video titled “What about cooperation in the Alps?”  has been made. Via several…
Verba Alpina: Working for the preservation of Alpine dialects
Verba Alpina is an international project, directed by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, which aims to assemble dialectal words from official Alpine languages (French, Italian, German, Slovene and Romansh), specific to the Alpine regions regardless of political borders. It was launched in October 2014 and it lasts until the end of…
GreenConnect project: highlighting possible socio-economic effects of activities fostering ecological connectivity
A sunny day somewhere in the Swiss Engadin valley. Cries and laughter come from a group of usually stressed managers in a medium-sized Swiss company handling unusual tools for them: motor saws, brush cutters, and forks. The group is participating in a “nature day” event, a team building session where…
Preliminary public consultations on the modification of the Alpine Plan in Bavaria
By the end of the year, the Bavarian Parliament will express its opinion on the adjustments to the Regional Development Programme (Landesentwicklungsprogramm, LEP) and notably on the modification of the Alpine Plan (Alpenplan) that is an integral part of it. Last autumn the issue of the modification of the Alpine…