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Alp Week: a place for youth

Jun 20, 2012 / alpMedia
Politics, science, NGOs. All the usual suspects are there at the 2012 AlpWeek in Poschiavo. This time, however, there is a special place for young people. Here is an overview of the programme.
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Youth Parliament of the Alpine Convention: sustainable development means getting the future generation involved in determining their Alpine habitat. © YPAC 2012
What are the resources on which people will build their future in the Alps? Can climate change in fact be an opportunity? AlpWeek, held from 5-8 September 2012 in Poschiavo/CH, will investigate the question of just how renewable the Alps are. Such renewability strongly depends on the opportunities that youth have in helping to determine the future of the Alps. CIPRA is therefore giving young people from six Alpine countries the space and the tools to put forward their own views.
CIPRA is organising a session on the topic of youth on both 5 and 6 September: how can organisations integrate young people into their work and what formats do they need to do this? Young people will at the same time be showing how this is to be done: their hopes and visions, but also their demands, with for instance theatre sequences and video clips to be produced from this year's Youth Parliament of the Alpine Convention. The cultural high point is a joint concert of young musicians and disabled people from two "Alpine Towns of the Year", Idrija in Slovenia and Chambéry in France. The premiere will be held on the evening of 7 September.
Source and further information: (de), (de), (en)