AlpWeek Intermezzo is an international event dedicated to new and promising sustainable development perspectives in the Alps. It is co-run by the main Alpine organisations involved in sustainable development and mountain protection. The Nice Côte d’Azur metropolitan area was meant to host the AlpWeek Intermezzo this year. However, in response to evolving health conditions, the organisation committee has decided to make this event completely virtual.
How can young people in the Alps be involved in shaping their future?
The living environment and occupations considered today as typically ‘Alpine’ will no doubt evolve in the future, due in particular to climate change. At the AlpWeek Intermezzo 2020, the focus will be on what this means for the younger generation. How do young people perceive the changes in landscapes and natural environment linked to climate change? What environment will they live in?
The AlpWeek Intermezzo 2020 will provide an opportunity to compare views and experiences in order to come up with answers to these questions. Change will come about more quickly if young people are actively involved in, or even devise the solutions sought themselves. The organisers of the AlpWeek Intermezzo 2020 therefore feel it is essential to grant them a prominent role in the programme and debates that will be held during the event.
To this end, they invite not only young people, but also non-profit organisations, educational institutions, incubators, careers guidance organizations, researchers, civil servants, politicians, as well as anyone who lives and works in the Alps to come together and share their ideas and experiences.