EUSALP Youth Council 2021
Application form


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.

The EUSALP Youth Council wants to provide a platform for institutional involvement of young people in all EUSALP bodies and to make sure that their ideas and viewpoints are heard and considered on the political level. The Youth Council is composed of about 28 members, 4 members from each Alpine country (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Switzerland). The members of the Youth Council can:

  • propose concrete actions and projects and suggest topics
  • bring ideas to the attention of high-level politicians from EUSALP states and regions
  • contribute to the EUSALP priorities and policies
  • raise attention for the special features of their regions at the Alpine level
  • participate in all youth activities of EUSALP
  • participate in events

Sounds good? You can apply if you…

… are interested in shaping the future of the Alpine space. You want to make the Alpine region a world-renowned science location? Promote innovative jobs and companies? Find the best education and the best job in the Alpine Space? Make transport in the Alpine region more sustainable? Use digitalization to connect the Alpine regions? Preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the Alps? Create green connections in the Alpine space? Prevent natural hazards and climate change? Make the Alps a model region for renewable energies? So do we! All these topics are addressed by the nine EUSALP Action Groups. The EUSALP Youth Council will work together with us to implement these issues.

…. are between 18 and 29 years old on 30th June 2021,

…. are permanent resident of one of the 48 Alpine regions that belong to EUSALP,

… have a basic understanding of English (no need to be proficient – we are a multi-lingual team and help you find your way in EUSALP),

… are ready to commit for one year to the EUSALP Youth Council (July 2021 to July 2022). This commitment includes the participation in 2-3 physical meetings, virtual exchanges, the work in small groups on proposals and projects and the voluntary participation in events, institutional bodies and further youth activities, e.g. the Youth Camp or the Pitch your project competition.

The members of the Youth Council are selected at random. In order to ensure diversity of members, attention is paid to a balance of young people from the seven EUSALP states, from different EUSALP regions, of different genders, with different educational or professional backgrounds and with or without experience in youth organizations or projects.

If you are not selected for the EUSALP Youth Council but would still like to get involved in EUSALP, we will be happy to inform you about our other youth activities that you can participate in. If you check the box below agreeing that we can use your contact information for informational purposes, we will keep you informed about our activities.

The application process is open until 26th May 2021. The selected candidates will be contacted by 15th June 2021. The first EUSALP Youth Council will be established on 1st July 2021.

The EUSALP states and regions cover travel and accommodation costs for meetings and events. The EUSALP Youth Council is financially supported by the European Commission and the Land Tyrol as lead partner of “youth.shaping.EUSALP”.

If you have any questions about the application process, please write an e-mail to

Participation conditions and privacy protection

Consents and information according to 13 GDPR Consent under data protection law
I hereby give my express consent to the Office of the Tyrolean Government (External Relations Department,, +43 512 508 2342, Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz 3, 6020 Innsbruck) to process
If you do not give these consents, you can still participate in the EUSALP Youth Council. You have the right to revoke this consent at any time in writing to the Office of the Tyrolean Government, External Relations Department, Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria or by e-mail to The data processing carried out up to the time of revocation shall not be affected by the revocation.

Information on the processing of personal data (Article 13 GDPR)

For the purpose of carrying out and administering the EUSALP Youth Council, the Office of the Tyrolean Government (External Relations Department,, +43 512 508 2342, Eduard-WallnöferPlatz 3, 6020 Innsbruck), as data controller, processes the personal data stated in the application form on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a (consent) and lit. f (legitimate interest) GDPR.
In connection with the organisation of the EUSALP Youth Council, the responsible authority (Office of the Tyrolean Government) has a legitimate interest in the processing of personal data of participants. The EUSALP Youth Council offers a platform for topics related to EUSALP to raise the awareness of the public and to enable the participation of young people in the implementation of EUSALP. The personal data provided by you will, if necessary, be transmitted to passenger transport companies and accommodation companies for organisational purposes. If you have consented, the above personal data will be transferred for the above purposes to the following recipients: (print) media, the EUSALP and EUSALP youth website, social media, the European Commission and In the case of publication in social media, your data could be transferred to third countries in which neither the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) nor the Austrian Data Protection Act apply. In such cases, the Tyrol cannot guarantee that measures will be taken to protect your data.
The data entered in the application form will be deleted immediately after the selection procedure. In case of selection for the Youth Council, they will be deleted after the Youth Council mandate expires. If you agree to the processing of your contact data (name and e-mail address), these will be processed by the Office of the Tyrolean Government for information on current and future EUSALP projects. If this data is not provided, participation in the Youth Council is not possible. The data controller of the Office of the Tyrolean Government is at your disposal by telephone at +43 512 508 1870, by e-mail ( or by postal mail (Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz 3, 6020 Innsbruck). Among other things, you have the right to information, correction or deletion. In addition, you have the right to appeal to the data protection authority. The organisers are not liable for the cancellation/adjustment or for the change of the contest due to unforeseen circumstances.
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