The newsletter of the Alpine Network of Protected Areas N°64 - May 2017

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n° 64 | may 2017 NEWS  CALENDAR  FOCUS ON

This spring season has been full of activities for the Alpine Network.

The three co-financed Interreg projects ALPBIONET 2030, YOUrALPS and GaYA are actively setting up several activities and many others are planned for the coming months.  In the frame of the GreenConnect and Wewild projects, several thematic international workshops, meetings and analyses have taken place. Furthermore, we have received more 50 registration forms for the 3rd Edition of the international educational project “Youth at the Top” from many Alpine protected areas, associations and youth organizations.  Read the details of each ALPARC action in this newsletter.

A new ALPARC President will be nominated during the next ALPARC Council in June 2017. The entire Network and the Task Force say a big thanks and farewell to Dr. Michael Vogel for his active engagement during almost 13 years as ALPARC’s President. Mr Vogel has always promoted the international cooperation’s approaches and values between protected areas with great enthusiasm. During the last network’s General Assembly he has been designated Honorary President of ALPARC. Thank you Michael Vogel!

​ALPARC team


News from the network ALPARC

The ALPBIONET2030 project brings connectivity one step further – in the Alps and the surrounding territories

The beginning of the year was composed of numerous meetings for the ALPBIONET2030 project partners: a partners’ meeting in the Kalkalpen National Park, one of the project working regions, bi- or plurilateral meetings to coordinate the...(...)

GreenConnect project: highlighting possible socio-economic effects of activities fostering ecological connectivity

A sunny day somewhere in the Swiss Engadin valley. Cries and laughter come from a group of usually stressed managers in a medium-sized Swiss company handling unusual tools for them: motor saws, brush cutters, and forks. The group is participating in...(...)

WeWild project: Designing a joint Alps-wide initiative for eco-friendly behaviour in snow and outdoor sports

The WeWild project (2016-2018) got well under way with the first workshop which was organised in Vorarlberg in March 2017. 16 stakeholders from six Alpine countries attended the two-day event, thereby underlining the interest in a common, Alpine-wide...(...)

Youth at the Top, 3rd edition: Sharing an Experience in the Mountains, July 11th 2017

On July 11th 2017, several groups of young people will gather in different places all over the Alps and the Carpathians to share a collective experience in the mountains...(...)

YOUrALPS project – first steps to improve Mountain-Oriented Education in the Alps

It’s a full-time job for the 12 project partners of the Interreg Alpine Space Project YOUrALPS – Educating youth for the Alps: (re)connecting Youth and Mountain heritage for an inspiring future in the Alps. (2016- 2019)...(...)

GaYA project: promoting youth participation for the future of Alpine areas

Young people (14-25 years old) tend to leave peripheral Alpine regions due to the lack of personal and professional fulfilment, in particular regarding education and job opportunities as well as social integration. The majority of decision- and policy-makers...(...)

News from the protected areas

Verba Alpina: Working for the preservation of Alpine dialects

Verba Alpina is an international project, directed by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, which aims to assemble dialectal words from official Alpine languages (French, Italian, German, Slovene and Romansh), specific to the Alpine...(...)

News from the Alps

Preliminary public consultations on the modification of the Alpine Plan in Bavaria

By the end of the year, the Bavarian Parliament will express its opinion on the adjustments to the Regional Development Programme (Landesentwicklungsprogramm, LEP) and notably on the modification of the Alpine Plan (Alpenplan) that...(...)

The AlpWeek 2016 report is now online!

The report of the fourth AlpWeek, held in October 2016 in Grassau (D), has been published. The focus of the AlpWeek was on demography, culture and quality of life...(...)
International Conference "The Wolf in the alpine cultural landscape – chances and challenges" 16-18/05/2017

Conference on "Youth and Governance" 29/06/2017

Youth At the Top 2017! 11 July 2017

YOUrALPS Summer school 28/08/2017-31/08/2017

Exhibition of Sustainability “Fiera della Sostenibilità della Natura Alpina” June 2017

"Life and Economic Activity in Rural Areas"- 2nd Transnational Alpine Conference 9-11/06/2017

"We are Alps" journalists tour 2017 25/06/2017 - 02/07/2017

Conference “The future of Regions with a fast-developing tourism sector” June 23rd – 24th 2017

Europark Federation Conference 2017 September 6th – 10th 2017

6th International Symposium for Research in Protected Areas 2017 November 2nd – 4th 2017

New coordination unit members. Welcome aboard!

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