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Young ideas for the Alps!

Oct 11, 2018
How can young people actively shape the future of the Alps? The GaYA Conference on 30 November 2018 in Chambéry/F focuses on youth participation and governance.
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GaYA Workshop Safiental © Maya Mathias/CIPRA International

Many young people in the Alps leave their home communities because of poor job prospects. At the same time, the political participation of young people in the Alpine regions is low. The project GaYA - Governance and Youth in the Alps - is committed to involving the young generation more closely in political decision-making processes so they can help shaping the development of their communities.

How can youth participation in cities and rural areas be promoted? What innovative ideas are there? What opportunities does digitalization offer? On 30 November 2018, the GaYA Conference "Young Ideas for the Alps" provide a forum for discussion. Young people, politicians and interested parties are invited to exchange experiences on the topic and jointly develop new solutions.

Eight municipalities from different Alpine countries will talk about their experiences in the GaYA project and show what measures they have implemented together with their young inhabitants. The event offers 14 interactive sessions, music and alpine cuisine as well as films produced by young people, which will be presented in an alpine-wide film competition. Admission to the conference is free of charge.

Programme and registration can be found at

Media representatives are cordially invited to attend the conference.

This press release and pictures can be downloaded at:

Questions are to be addressed to:
Maya Mathias, Project Assistent CIPRA International,
+423 237 53 15, [email protected]

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Filed under: Youth, Youth participation