Sustainable management of the Alpine natural resources and resilience to climate change
How can we protect and sustainably use the rich Alpine natural resources? How can the Alpine region become a pioneer in preventing and tackling climate change?
Digitalisation, education and labour market
How can the Alpine region further develop its potential as an attractive living and working environment for young people? How can digital instruments foster this development?
Promotion of the history, identity and integration of the Alpine region
How can we explore, develop and use the cultural characteristics of the Alpine region?
Making our Alpine region more resilient against (health, energy, economic…) crises
How could your project help the Alpine Region to recover? How can the Alpine Region strengthen its resilience to all types of (health, energy, economic …) crises? Which factors, instruments and processes can strengthen this resilience?
Development of local supply: ensuring regional, sustainable production and short distances in commerce and consumption
How can the Alpine region develop, in a sustainable way, its full economic potential to ensure the supply of its population? How can the Alpine region ensure regional supply and short supply chains while meeting commitments on biodiversity protection and climate change mitigation?
… to present your project idea to a broad audience of Alpine-enthusiastic experts and decision-makers,
… to exchange ideas on the Alpine Region with like-minded people in Nice,
… to win money for the implementation of your project idea,
… to get support for the implementation of your idea
… and thus to shape the Alpine Region of the future!
“PITCH YOUR PROJECT” is a competition for young people between 16 and 25 years old. As experts of your living space, the Alpine Region, you are invited to submit your project ideas for a sustainable development of the Alpine Region individually or as a group.
Under the motto “shaping.future.together.”, the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) is looking for your ideas to make the Alpine Region fit for the future.
In November 2020, a jury will select the top 5 projects from all submitted projects. The jury will base its selection on the criteria of relevance, feasibility and innovation potential. The five applicants or group applicants selected by the jury will have the opportunity to present their project, in English, in a five-minute pitch at the EUSALP Annual Forum 2020 on December 10th and 11th in Nice, the main event of the EUSALP year. The finalists will receive support in preparing their pitch and learn how to create a short, appealing and informative presentation. The audience will then vote directly on the five projects. The three best projects will receive prize money from the European Union for the further implementation of their projects:
In addition, the winners will be mentored by experts involved in the EUSALP, who will help them implement their project ideas.
The European Commission and the Land Tirol will book an accommodation in Nice and refund individual travel expenses. An exciting supporting program awaits you in Nice.
1) Your project deals with one of the above mentioned topics
2) The project is ready for implementation
3) You are between 16 and 25 years old and a citizen of one of the 7 Alpine countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Slovenia or Liechtenstein or have your residence in one of these states
4) You apply as an individual or as a group with up to three group leaders
5) Your application is submitted in writing and in English by 23:59 on October 31st 2020 in the form of a pdf file (max. 5 MB) with the reference number pitch-application to firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Online application form
2) Project proposal with the following contents:
Why are we launching this project? (Motivation)
What do we want to achieve with the project? (Objective)
Why is this project important for the Alpine Region? (Relevance)
What are the difficulties and opportunities in implementing the project?
Task plan, timetable, materials required, financial and human resources
3) Curriculum vitae of the participant or group leader(s)
4) Expert opinion from a project supporter (teacher, professor, youth group leader, institution, etc.)
The following projects are not permitted: