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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…
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…
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…
International photo contest “Fotografare il Parco” – Registration is open
The registration for the 12th edition of the international photo contest “Fotografare il Parco” is open. The contest is organized by the Stelvio, the Gran Paradiso, the Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise and the Vanoise National Parks. The four protected areas are glad to welcome all those visitors passionate about photography…
Conference "The Wolf in the alpine cultural landscape" - Registration open
We are pleased to announce that the registration is now open for the international Conference and Exhibition: "The Wolf in the Alpine cultural landscape -  chances and challenges".  The conference will take place from the 16th to the 18th of May 2017 in Sölk, Sölktäler Nature Park (Styria – Austria).…
“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…
Joint communication of Alpine protected areas for wildlife disturbance in winter: first WeWild workshop held in Vorarlberg
The first workshop of the WeWild project took place in Vorarlberg (Austria) last week, on March 23rd and 24th 2017. Attended by 18 participants from six countries, it offered two intense and productive days of exchange and brain-storming. The aim was to exchange on experiences of information and communication campaigns…