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Oct 02, 2014


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Youth participation as tool to fight the demographical change threatening the Alps - this is the topic of the project “I-LivAlps: LivingLabs with young people in the Alps”. The motor of the process are active, skilled, engaged young people, coordinatet by competent youth leaders and a stable and efficient international network able to foster local activities at the national level in order to anchor youth participation. 36 participants from 6 alpine countries, aged between 15 and 30 years, with different cultural and educational backgrounds are working together with national NGOs to get new skills to become proactive in their community. More

whatsalp youth

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Many young people spend most of their time indoors, sit in front of the TV or the computer. The "whatsalp youth"-project lures them out. The CIPRA Youth Council, together with CIPRA International and other project partners, is implementing it. Young adults from all alpine countries meet in Austria, France and Liechtenstein. There they meet up with the "whatsalp" group, consisting of Harry Spiess and Dominik Siegrist. Starting in June 2017, they will cross the Alpine arch from Vienna /A to Nice /F during four months, documenting the changes in the Alpine regions. More


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The YPAC is a parliamentary simulation, initiated in 2006 by a group of youth and teachers at the Akademisches Gymnasium Innsbruck and the Alpine Convention. It brings together young people from different regions to discuss current topics regarding the Alpine region in a parliamentary simulation. CIPRA cooperates since 2012 as an official partner with the YPAC. We initiated a process of professionalization of communication for the YPAC and animated informal education activities in addition to the normal committee and plenary sessions. More

Youth Alpine Express

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The topics of the Youth Alpine Express project are environmental friendly mobility and awareness. Young people, youth workers and decision-makers travel from their hometowns in the Alps to four international events relevant for the Alps - such as the Expo 2015 in Milano/I, CIPRA’s Annual Conference in Ruggell/LI in 2015, the Youth Parliament of the Alpine Convention in Bassano del Grappa/I in 2016 and the Alpweek in Grassau/D in 2016. They have two days to travel to the event, one day on site to present their experience and their political demands, and two days to travel back home - in a sustainable way. They will bring their experience to their own local community by presenting their lessons learnt to the local political representatives. >

YAD - Youth Alpine Dialogue

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The project "Alpine Youth Dialogue" brings together 13 partners, 36 young people between 15 and 30 from 6 alpine countries (Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland, France and Liechtenstein), networking many initiatives and institutions for young people with different cultural, national and educational backgrounds who wish to participate in the process of shaping the future of the alpine region. The focus is on the implementation of measures to improve youth participation in the Alps, setting the framework and accompanying the process. More

CYC - CIPRA Youth Council

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The Youth Committee is an advisory body serving CIPRA International’s bodies, Management and Executive Office. The first CYC, a group of 7 young women, has been nominated by the Assembly of the Delegates of the CIPRA in Bolzano on October 2013. More


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During the AlpWeek in Poschiavo (CH) in September 2012 CIPRA put a strong focus on youth. How can organizations improve their involvement in their work? Which methods and formats is needed to ensure that the young people can contribute? The young participants showed how to do it: they presented with creative forms their ideas and visions, which have been developed in the context of other projects - such as My Clime-mate and the Youth Parliament of the Alpine Convention (YPAC). More