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#alpinechangemaker wanted

May 04, 2022 / Veronika Hribernik, CIPRA International
Projects for a good life in the Alps: highly motivated people from the Alpine region can apply until 15 May with ideas for the “Alpine Changemaker Basecamp” (ACB). They can look forward to a transdisciplinary project week, exchanges with like-minded people and a one-year mentoring programme.
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Young people at the “Alpine Changemaker Basecamp” work on their projects for sustainable development in the Alpine region. (c) Giorgia Sormani

An art pavilion on the topic of mass tourism, bivouacs in abandoned barns, a gathering on “Rural Commons”: the first #alpinechangemaker generation also learned from each other’s experiences through the wide array of projects. For Claas Beeser, who wants to create housing solutions for young people in Piedmont/I, the exchange was particularly important: “The central question is not whether something is possible, but how. That’s why I talk to as many people as possible who are different from me, to get different perspectives.” Christina Thanner, project manager at CIPRA International, sums up: “The ACB brings together a wide variety of people, with diverse ideas and areas of expertise.” 

The next “Alpine Changemaker Basecamp” will begin with a project week from 2 to 8 July 2022 at BASIS, a social activation hub in Schlanders/I, where motivated young people will have the opportunity to advance their projects for sustainable development in the Alpine region with like-minded people. An international team of coaches from the fields of science, entrepreneurship, regional development, philosophy and art will accompany the participants. Following the Basecamp, a one-year mentoring programme will support selected participants in implementing their projects, which will be presented at the final meeting in July 2023.

Interested people can apply until up 15 May 2022. Further information on how to apply is available here:

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