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Living Labs

Jul 05, 2018
[Project completed] The project “Living Labs” brought together people of different ages from different Alpine countries to work together on process and know-how on selected topics. The project approach was participative and based on the principles of co-creation between young talents aged 18-30 years, environmental NGOs, civil society and politicians. The participants of this intergenerational project are committed to the sustainable development of the Alps at local, national and international level. For a desirable future it is important to set the right course today and to talk about how existing natural resources can be used sustainably.
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The topics "Tourism and quality of life" and "Landscape" were deepened in two international workshops. The national CIPRAs worked with young adults to develop ideas and activities on these topics and implement them in their countries. “Living Labs” was intended to networking and contributes to make the Alpine regions more attractive for young generations. Enablement of effective youth participation allows more action and implementations of their ideas what leads to social innovation and sustainable development in the Alps.

The two-year project “Living Labs” was a follow-up project of “I-LivAlps“ and was co-financed by ERASMUS+, Natum foundation and Ivoclar Vivadent AG.


Kick-off and International Workshop 1: 25 May 2018, Bled, Slovenia. Team building, finding topics and first brainstorming on national kick-off activities. The topic of International Workshop 1 was "Destination and labour market". Key question: Which measures increase the attractiveness of jobs in the tourism sector?

International Workshop 2: 20. - 22. September 2019, Schaan, Liechtenstein. Sharing experiences from national activities, shaping starting points for a white paper on a topic "landscape". Subtopics: Negotiating landscape: processes and instruments, Agriculture and landscapes, Areas with limited infrastructural development, Common goods

Pictures from the Workshop in Bled/SI

Pictures from the Workshop in Schaan/LI


Manon Wallenberger
Project manager
CIPRA International 

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