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Alpine Changemaker Basecamp

Creative ideas, fresh impulses and innovative projects for sustainable development in the Alpine region: at the “Alpine Changemaker Basecamp” young, motivated people are given the opportunity to develop new future perspectives for a good life in the Alps with like-minded people.
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(c) Katharina Söldner

The “Alpine Changemaker Basecamp” offers committed people between the ages of 18 and 30 the opportunity to advance their own ideas and projects for social change and sustainable development in the Alpine region. During the camp, coached phases alternate with inputs, self-organized work, peer-to-peer units, reflection and feedback loops, events and community tasks.

An international team of coaches from science (architecture, anthropology and environmental sciences), entrepreneurship, crafts, regional development, philosophy and art accompanies the participants in the implementation of their ideas. The experts provide them with various tools and offer different ways of thinking and new perspectives to facilitate the implementation of the projects.

After the Basecamp, a mentoring programme supports participants for a year in the implementation of their projects. They also get the opportunity to present their projects in an international forum and to act as mentors for further generations of “Alpine Changemakers”.

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Project partners and mentors

Reflection Group


Christina Thanner
CIPRA International


The “Alpine Changemaker Basecamp” project is funded by the Mercator Foundation Switzerland.

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Presentations of the projects

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The Pecha-Kucha presentations of the ideas from the first Alpine Changemaker Basecamp give an insight into the process (in English): >> to the videos