Application form

We will open the new application in June 2021.

The EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) aims to actively involve young people when it is about to make the Alpine Region fit for the future. “PITCH YOUR PROJECT” is a competition for young people and young adults between 16 and 25 years. 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 slogan “Your Alps! Your Future! Your Idea!” you are called on to submit your project ideas for an attractive, modern and sustainable development of the Alpine region until October 31st, 2021. The online application form will be available from June 2021.

Taking part is worthwhile: The representatives of the 5 best project ideas will be invited to the EUSALP Annual Forum 2021. At the Forum, the candidates will present their projects in a pitching session to an audience of international experts. The audience will then directly vote on which three projects will receive the prize money of 5,000, 3,000 and 2,000 Euros respectively for their implementation.

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact

Last year 5 topics were proposed to the applicants: 

  • 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?