Acting as a national inter- and transdisciplinary network, the forum promotes knowledge and discourse about landscape and landscape-changing processes. It advocates sustainable design, development and safety concepts. The forum focuses on the Alps as well as parks and protected areas.more

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Young Academic Award Alpenkonvention

Young Academics Award 2024

Research and innovation are key elements for promoting sustainable development in the Alps. Young academics play a crucial role in this, helping to shape the future of the Alps. The

MRI Call

Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) Support for Research on Mountains and Mountain Regions in the Context of the Belmont Forum CRA Call.

The MRI, as a co-head of the Cluster of Cooperation (CLOC) CONÉCTATE A+, is offering funding and in-kind support to consortia conducting research on mountains and mountain regions in the


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The Forum sends out a newsletter at irregular intervals with interesting information on landscape, the Alps and parks. Interested? Please send us an e-mail.

Research Commission of the Swiss National Park (FOK-SNP)

The Research Commission of the Swiss National Park (FOK-SNP) is organizationally located at the Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks (FoLAP). Here you can learn more.

Seed Money / Support of projects

You would like to launch a (research) project in the areas of landscape, alps and/or parks and need additional funding? Under the list below you will find existing funding opportunities in the FoLAP thematic areas for Switzerland. The list is incomplete and will therefore be continuously updated. We also draw your attention to current calls, especially within the FoLAP core themes, in our newsletter.

Student papers

SCNAT's Sustainability Research Initiative focuses on sustainability and spatial development in its white paper:

The file landscape of the Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks offers an overview of current topics and discourses in the field of landscape. It contains scientific reports, fact sheets and publications from research centers, research-related institutions, internationally recognized bodies and federal offices. It is aimed at policy makers, the scientific community, landscape practitioners and the interested public: