FAQs Pitch your project

The main criteria are: resident in one of the 48 Alpine regions and aged 18-25 (date 1 July 2020).
First of all you can check the detailed conditions for participation and check your project with regard to the mentioned points. If you are still unsure, please send a short description of your project in English to the project coordinator at pitchyourproject@alpine-region.eu.

A pitch is a short and concise presentation of a project or project idea to find supporters. You have three minutes to convince your audience of your project or project idea. Two additional minutes will then be given to the audience to ask questions.
When preparing the presentation, concentrate on giving the reasons and objectives for the project, briefly highlight its implementation and discuss its relevance and feasibility. Feel free to use media (posters, PowerPoint presentations, etc.). Please let us know in advance what we should provide for you.

Every applicant will receive a confirmation by e-mail within 48 hours that the application has been received.

The jury will consider the age of the applicants in the selection process. To create a fair competition, the applications will be divided into two categories: 16 to 19 year olds and 20 to 25 year olds. The five pitch projects will then be selected from both categories. The best rated project applicants from each of the two age categories will have the opportunity to present their projects at the EUSALP Annual Forum in Nice.

The Alpine Region faces many challenges. Due to its unique natural and geographical characteristics, climate change, natural hazards, demographic changes or the negative effects of transport hit the Alpine Region with particular intensity. At the same time, economic globalisation requires a consistently high level of competitiveness and innovation. The seven Alpine states of France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Slovenia and their 48 provinces, Länder, cantons and regions have therefore joined forces within the framework of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) to meet these challenges with joint initiatives and projects.

If you have any questions that cannot be answered via the website, please feel free to e-mail them in English to the project coordinator: pitchyourproject@alpine-region.eu.