EU Strategy for the Alpine Region opens up to the voice of youth – call for applications to the 1st Youth Council
Democracy in action in the Alpine region: EUSALP Youth Council makes the Alps fit for the future
EU Strategy for the Alpine Region opens up to the voice of youth
Tourism, culture, education: The Covid 19 pandemic has hit hard many sectors important for the Alpine space. The Alpine regions are therefore working on joint projects in the EU Strategy for the Alpine Re-gion (EUSALP) to make the Alpine space resilient and fit for the future. To do this as sustainably as possible, they are now counting on the support of the next generation.
Young people between 18 and 29 who live in one of the 48 EUSALP regions in Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland or Liechtenstein can apply to join the EUSALP Youth Council until 16 May 2021. Four young people from each of the seven Alpine countries - and thus a total of 28 young people - will get the chance to participate in the implementation of the EUSALP for one year. The EUSALP states and regions will cover the travel costs for meetings and events attended by the Youth Council members and provide them with advice and support.
Interested young people can apply by 16 May 2021 at https://eusalp-youth.eu/application-formyouth-council-2021/.
Development of alpine-wide projects and democracy laboratory
Youth Council participants can get involved in the development of alpine-wide policies and projects that address the most pressing challenges facing the Alpine region. With the EUSALP Youth Council, young people are part of the EUSALP bodies and sit at the (currently mainly virtual) table for all decisions. They can propose concrete actions, projects and topics, present ideas to politicians from the EUSALP states and regions and raise awareness for the specificities of their regions at the European level.
The Youth Council is part of the project "youth.shaping.EUSALP", organized by the Tyrol and the Euro-pean Commission and supported by the French EUSALP Presidency.