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9.12. / 10:00 – 11:30

Youth Alpine Interrail – how to promote sustainable travel in the Alps
Youth Alpine Interrail enables selected young people to travel sustainably through the Alps by public transport. We cordially invite you to discuss and brainstorm with us how sustainable travel can become an attractive mainstream to make an important contribution to the fight against the climate crisis!
Organizer : CIPRA International & CYC – CIPRA Youth Council

9.12. / 14:30 – 16:00

AlpTick – A single ticket for the whole of the Alps / EN (on invitation)
Our ambition is to have a single ticket in operation for all public transport in the Alpine region. The Alpine ticket (AlpTick) will make travelling in the Alps easier, more sustainable, and more appealing to young people.
Organizer : CYC – CIPRA Youth Council

GeoBioBlitz, a model to advance understanding of the Alpine ecosystems / EN SL
The main aim of this project is to discuss the role of humans in their environment and interactive environmental processes. How can we advance understanding of the Alpine ecological system among young people so that they can become its new ambassadors?
Organizer : Environmental Protection College

The Via Alpina – a historical pathway focused on the future / EN FR
The Via Alpina is a trans-Alpine route involving a range of Alpine stakeholders. This workshop aims to bring the past and the future closer together and to enable older and younger generations of hikers to share their perspectives.
Organizers : CIPRA International, CIPRA France

Health – Work – Life! Ideas and inspiration for sustainable lifestyles in the Alps / EN (14:30 – 18:00)
Presentation of the experience and lessons learned from the Alpine Space project, HEALPS2, or how a health tourism strategy can help improve living and working conditions in the Alps.
Organizers : Alliance in the Alps, Paracelsus private medical university Salzburg

Mobile services, a solution to make rural areas more appealing?
‘Life in the country’ can sometimes prove to be more difficult than people imagine, especially on discovering the lack – indeed absence – of local services. The visit to Villars-sur-Var will help us understand what this town has put in place to offer its inhabitants access to services.
Organizer : Association ADRETS

The effects of climate change in the Southern Alps
Discover the ALCOTRA CClimaTT programme (Climate change in the cross-border territory), which aims to improve the understanding of the impact of climate change on the natural environment and human activities in the Southern Alps.
Organizer : Parc national du Mercantour

9.12. / 16:30 – 18:00


Youth Empowerment for more wilderness in Europe / EN
In this interactive presentation we introduce you to the bottom-up concept of Generation Earth and deal with wilderness education according to Tom Brown. How can we train intrinsically motivated activists according to the philosophy “You protect what you love” ?
Organizer : Génération Earth

From relations with nature to sustainable volunteering by young people / DE FR IT SL
How to give young members of Alpine non-profit organisations a more active part to play. Example from the Austrian Alpine Club through a presentation of their youth section flagship projects.
Organizer : Youth Club Austria (member of the Club Arc Alpin, CAA)

The Esteron river, a shared story and a diverse identity / EN FR
The Esteron river, a shared story and a diverse identity. Discover the only extensive river in the Alpes Maritimes department without a hydro-electric dam, given ‘wild river’ status in 2018, its free-flowing waterway, its protected landscapes and active local network of stakeholders.
Organizer : Parc naturel régional des Préalpes d’Azur

Beyond the borders of citizen engagement / FR IT EN
The 6 integrated territorial partnerships (PITER) of the INTERREG ALCOTRA Programme would like to exchange with you on 4 proposals to improve cross-border citizen engagement for 2021-2027 as f.ex. engaging with schools and youth organisations and fostering cross-border micro projects with local organisations.
Organizer : Métropole Nice Côte d‘Azur

10.12. / 9:30 – 11:00

A tour to discover different professions in rural areas / EN FR
Presentation of two schemes to enable young people to discover life and different professions in rural areas. Sharing the experience of the young people involved and the organisers of these schemes.
Organizers : CREFAD Auvergne, CIPRA France

Adapting farming to climate change / EN SL
Adapting quickly and successfully to climate change has become a pressing issue, especially for farming. As part of the LIFE ViVaCCAdapt project, two different approaches have been developed to maximise yields.
Organizer : Regijska razvojna agencija ROD Ajdovščina

The Alpine water tower / EN
A number of glaciers and major river systems originate in the Alps. They therefore play a decisive role as water reservoirs for central Europe. In order to introduce appropriate measures in this area, cross-border cooperation is required, as water doesn’t stop at the border!
Organizer : Environmental Research Station GmbH

Which prospects for territories affected by extreme weather events ? / DE FR IT SL
On October 2, 2020, the 4 valleys of the Mediterranean Alps (Vesubia, Roya, Vermenagna and Argentina) were violently hit by torrential rains. How is life organized in a mountainous area after a natural disaster of such magnitude? What are the impacts on the habitability of these mountain territories? Live videos and exchanges with young inhabitants of the 4 valleys.
Organizers : Nice Côte d’Azur Metropole, Mercantour National Park, AlpWeek Organizing Committee

Climate change and natural hazards for local areas / FR
Climate change and natural hazards for local areas. How to manage forests in the context of climate change and how to raise awareness among people in a wildfire hazard zone. An outreach worker and a local town share their story.
Organizer : Parc naturel régional Préalpes d’Azur


10.12. / 11:15 – 12:45

Youth & Alpine Towns engaged for climate / DE FR IT SL
Presentation of the outcome of collaborative work between the member town of the ‘Alpine Town of the Year’ group and young climate activists in these towns.
Organizer : Association ‘Alpine Town of the Year’

Climate change and young people – how to run activities? / EN FR
Experimenting and sharing methods and tools to run climate change activities with young people.
Organizer : Educ‘Alpes

Give your skis a new lease of life! / EN
How can you upcycle your old skis? Art Ski Tech is here to share a few crafty tips and tricks in time for Christmas.
Organizer : Art Ski Tech / Studio Plume

Atelier cuisine “Le Goût de Nice” / EN FR
Un atelier cuisine pour ceux qui ne peuvent pas se rendre à Nice cette année avec le témoignage d’un jeune agriculteur du territoire !
Organizers : Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur, AlpWeek Organisation commitee

What we need to help improve life in rural areas / EN FR
A collective workshop based on a white paper proposal on accommodating young adults and their initiatives in rural areas.
Organizers : ADRETS, CIPRA France, CREFAD Auvergne, RECCA, UFISC

YES! Youth Empowerment for Sustainability / EN IT
The YES! Programme came about through the experience of two projects (Youth Power – The Game and Mab UNESCO Monviso Youth Camp), with the aim of involving and training young people living in the Alps in sustainable development issues.
Organizer : Fondazione Santagata per l’Economia della Cultura

Interactive exchange between the Alpine Convention, EUSALP and AlpWeek


10.12. / 13:00 – 15:15

Young alpine citizens are committed to a climate-resilient Alpine region
As climate and youth are among the priorities of the French presidencies of EUSALP and the Alpine Convention, and as the 2020 highlight events of these two presidencies are scheduled on the same day, the AlpWeek organisation committee proposed an open dialogue between young people involved in different projects or groups in the Alpine space and the members of the EUSALP and Alpine Convention delegations. The session should show young Alpine people that the European institutions and cooperation programmes are interested in their concerns and in being close to them. This exchange should enable a more participative approach to be set in motion and give substance to the intentions of the Youth Manifesto.
Organizers: Région Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in cooperation with Land Tyrol, AlpWeek Committee and Alpine Convention
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