IPROMO 2023 Summer school – Youth and the future of Mountain Forests

The Mountain Partnership is a voluntary alliance of governments and organizations committed to working together with the common goal of achieving sustainable mountain development around the world. By tapping the wealth and diversity of resources, knowledge, information and expertise within its global membership, the Mountain Partnership engages in advocacy and stimulates concrete initiatives at all levels to address threats, improve quality of life and sustain healthy environments in the world’s mountain regions.

We recommend you to join the summer school on the future of mountain forests for young people under 35 years old.

The course will be held in person.

The summer school will take place in two charming Italian alpine venues – Ormea in northwest Italy, and Pieve Tesino in northeast Italy – with field trips to the surrounding areas. The course can accommodate approximately 30 participants, whom will be selected among officers, researchers and technicians dealing with mountain and forestry issues from all over the world. This year, given the specific focus of the course, only participants under 35 years will be considered.

All selected participants are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Activities will begin on 12 July 2023 with an overview of the course and end on 25 July 2023 with a closing ceremony. The course will include lectures, seminars, group work and field trips. The lecturers will be experts from the United Nations system, universities, international organizations and non-governmental organizations.

The activities in Pieve Tesino will be supported by the Centre of Alpine Studies of the University of Tuscia, the City of Pieve Tesino, the Community of Valsugana and Tesino and the Autonomous Province of Trento.

The activities in Ormea will be supported by the City of Ormea and organized by the University of Turin’s Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (DISAFA), the Interdepartmental Research Centre on Natural Risks in Mountain and Hilly Environments (NatRisk) and the National Research Council – Research Institute for Hydrogeological Prevention and Protection (CNR-IRPI).