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 our living space, the Alpine Region, the young people were invited to submit their project ideas for a sustainable development of the Alpine Region individually or as a group.

Under the slogan “Your Alps! Your Future! Your Idea!” there was a call to submit project ideas for an attractive, modern and sustainable development of the Alpine region until October 31st, 2021.

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

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This year 4 topics were proposed to the applicants: 

  • Living in the Alpine Region
  • - How can we pass on traditional mountain knowledge to preserve it? How can we preserve and revive alpine traditions and languages?
  • - How can we develop citizens' participation in the concerns of their Alpine territory?
  • Being active in the Alpine Region
  • - How can we use mountain sports to promote well-being and health in the Alpine Region?
  • - How can we make the Alpine region more inclusive and attractive thanks to an ecologically sustainable 4-season tourism?
  • Innovating the Alpine Region
  • - How can we make the Alpine Region more inclusive and attractive thanks to digital technology?
  • - How can we adapt the educational offer to the challenges of the Alpine Region and the needs of young people and the labor market?
  • - How can we create an innovative economic and environmental ecosystem that is attractive to young people?
  • Protecting the Alpine Region
  • - How can we make water and waste management more sustainable? What are the opportunities of the circular economy to create new models of production and consumption?
  • - How can we preserve the unique biodiversity of the Alpine area?