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The 4th edition of the Alpine Convention’s Young Academics Award has been launched !
 Aware of the role young researchers play in the shaping of the future of the Alps, Alpine Convention seeks every year to reward the best master theses of students from different universities from across the Alps, who deal with relevant Alpine topics. This year’s 4th edition of Young Academics Award…
Alpine Convention photo contest, 2017 edition
The 2017 edition of the Alpine Convention photo contest is focused on Water that was identified as one of the Alpine Convention’s main topics and fields of work. Either in lakes, rivers, glaciers, snow or rain, water is visible across the Alps and represents a crucial resource that the Alps…
Mountain refuge to be installed in the centre of Grenoble
In the French Alps, a new project is underway to bring mountains closer to the people. The mountain refuge of Lac du Pavé in the Oisans massif, which is a part of the Ecrins National Park, is going to be renovated, but instead of building it directly in the mountains…
Contest "CHANGER D’APPROCHE" - soft mobility experiences in the mountains
Mountain Wilderness has recently launched the contest "Changer d'approche". The aim of the contest is to promote soft mobility among mountain visitors. The participants are invited to realize an outing in the mountains without a car and using soft mobility means of transportation. Every kind of outing is allowed, no matter…
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…
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…
“We are Alps” journalists tour 2017 – Applications for journalist participants are open
The Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention is organizing the “We are Alps “ journalist tour:  an annual event for a group of journalists who will be crossing the Alps in a week-long excursion.  The upcoming edition will take place from the 25th June to the 2nd July 2017 and…
Registration is open for the Interpret Europe association  course in France
The Association Interpret Europe propose an International Certified Interpretative Guide Course in France. The course will take place from the 8th to the 12th of May 2017 . The venue of the course is the South of France on the Ferme sur le Parc, in Venasque, Vaucluse. Certified -Interpretive Guide…
Friday, 03 March 2017

The Alps through Time

The Alps through Time
Come to discover or rediscover the exhibition "Alps through Time", at la maison des Soeurs of Chapelle d'Abondance in France, from the 18th of December 2016 to the 2nd of April 2017 and from the 1st of July to the 18 September 2017.   You will  embark on an journey…