Application process

Application process
  1. Description

The EUSALP Youth Council has been adopted by the General Assembly on 10 December 2020. The aim of the Youth Council is 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. The Youth Council can

  • propose concrete actions and projects and suggestions for topics to the Executive Board, General Assembly, Presidency and Action Groups within the scope of the Action Plan of EUSALP
  • contribute to EUSALP priorities and policies with the EUSALP presidency
  • participate in all youth activities of EUSALP (Pitch your project jury, Online Platform)
  • participate in events (e.g. Annual Forum)
  • optional: implement small projects or events (support by EUSALP bodies to find funding; necessary: coordination with Action Group(s) and Executive Board)
  1. Eligible applicants

Eligible applicants are young people who:

  • are between 18 and 29 years old on 30th June 2023
  • are permanent resident of one of the 48 Alpine regions that belong to EUSALP

Any applicant not fulfilling the eligibility criteria will not be able to participate in the application process.

  1. Application procedure

Applications must be submitted via the online application form at The application to the Youth Council is open from 27th February 2023 12:00 (CET) until 12th May 2023 23:59 (CET). Any application after the deadline will not be taken into consideration. Since a balance of members from all seven EUSALP states should be established, an extension of the application period may be granted in individual states if too few applications are received from permanent residents of those states by the application deadline.

The applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours once they have submitted their application. This confirmation e-mail will inform them about the registration of their application.

In order to apply you must:

  • 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),
  • be ready to commit for one year to the EUSALP Youth Council (July 2023 to July 2024). This commitment includes the participation in 4-5 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.
  1. Selection process

The applicants will first have to pass the eligibility criteria check as mentioned under point 2. This will be checked by the youth.shaping.EUSALP team.

When all eligibility criteria are fulfilled, 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, of different genders, with different educational or professional backgrounds and with or without experience in youth organizations or projects. The EUSALP Youth Council will include four members from each of the seven EUSALP member states.

5. Notification of results

All applicants will be informed via e-mail about the results of the selection process.

6. Reserve list

All non-selected applicants will be placed on a reserve list in descending order of their ranking. Inclusion in the reserve list does not create any entitlement vis-à-vis the European Commission.

7.  Cancellation of the participation by the selected participant

Each accommodation confirmation will be nominative and cannot be transferred to another person. The name on the confirmation cannot be changed. If a selected participant declines for whatever reasons before the project coordinator designated by the European Commission has booked the accommodation, his/her place will be given to someone else from the reserve list in descending order of the selection.

Once the bookings are done, any potential cancellation or modification fees will need to come from the participant’s entitlement.

  1. Disclaimer

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”.

The EUSALP states and regions, the European Commission and the Land Tirol will only provide for the accommodation and travel costs as explained above. Therefore, subsistence, insurance, travel supplements or any other expenses related to the trip shall be covered by the participants. Insurance coverage is not provided by the European Commission and is the sole responsibility of the selected participant. The European Commission and the project coordinator shall not be held liable for any damage caused or sustained by any of the participants in the contest, including any damage caused to third parties as a consequence of or during the implementation of the activities related to this contest. The European Commission and its project coordinator shall not be held liable for any material, nonmaterial or physical damage suffered by the participants or those accompanying them in the course of their journey to or during their stay at their destination.

  1. Applicable Law

The application process is governed by the applicable Union law complemented, where necessary, by the law of Belgium. The General Court or, on appeal, the Court of Justice of the European Union, shall have sole jurisdiction to hear any dispute between the Union and any participant concerning the interpretation, application or validity of the rules of this contest, if such dispute cannot be settled amicably.

  1. Data Protection

Consents and information according to 13 GDPR

Consent under data protection law

By submitting the application, you can give your express consent to the Office of the Tyrolean Government (External Relations Department,, +43 512 508 2342, Eduard-Wallnöfer-Platz 3, 6020 Innsbruck) to process

☐ any image and sound recordings produced for the purpose of public announcement and promotion of EUSALP (e.g. in the form of an information brochure, in social media or in connection with the EUSALP website),

☐ your contact details given in the application form for information purposes regarding EUSALP.

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-Wallnöfer-Platz 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 organization 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 organizational purposes.

If you have consented, the above personal data will be transferred for the above purposes to the following recipients: (print) media, the EUSALP website, social media and the European Commission. 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 process. In case of selection for the Youth Council, the data entered will be deleted after the Youth Council mandate expires. If you agree to the processing of your contact data (name, postal address 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 EUSALP 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.

  1. Timetable

Opening date of registration 27th February 2023 (12:00 CET)

Closing date of registration 12th May 2023 (23:59 CET)

Publication of the selection until 29th May 2023 (12:00 CET)

Establishment of Youth Council 1st July 2023