Il reste encore des places disponibles dans le cadre du projet Youth Alpine Interrail, qui permet aux jeunes âgés entre 16 et 27 ans de voyager à travers les Alpes pendant l'été 2018 pour 50 euros seulement !

La participation de jeunes français est fortement encouragée !

L'inscription est possible en individuel ou en groupe, jusqu'à 4 personnes. Avec le passe, valable pendant un mois en Juillet et en Août 2018, chaque participant pourra réaliser jusqu’à 7 voyages par mois. C’est une opportunité unique de découvrir de manière soutenable, en train et à petit prix, tous les 8 pays alpins : Allemagne, Autriche, France, Italie, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovénie et Suisse !

Ce projet est le fruit de l’initiative de quelques jeunes de l’arc alpin, qui ont réussi à mobiliser différents acteurs pour permettre à d’autres jeunes de voyager à travers les Alpes plus facilement, par des moyens de transport durables et à tarif réduit (50 euros au lieu de 255). Avec ce projet, encore en phase d’expérimentation, on espère pérenniser ce type d’offre et inciter davantage des jeunes à découvrir la région.

 

Pour plus de détails voir : www.yoalin.org

Date limite d'inscription : le 30 mai 2018

Published in News from the Alps

How to rethink tourism as a holistic offer based on local resources? Which strategies combine tourism, agriculture, crafts, education and culture? How to involve guests, locals and temporary residents in a common vision for the destination? The community network "Alliance in the Alps" and CIPRA International will address these questions at the Annual Conference on 25 and 26 May 2017 in Bled, Slovenia.

One of the central challenges for developing relevant options for long-term sustainble tourism will involve the young generation and their visions about the future of a liveable alpine space. In a workshop on the YOUrALPS Alpine School Model, ALPARC and the University of Ljubljana will try to involve youth in the search for suitable approaches. Thus, light will be shed on the several options of reconciliating nature and ecosystem services as source of economic income and their function as a sound environment for preserving natural and cultural heritage.

 

In June 2017 a core group of hikers departed from Vienna and have been travelling through several destinations all over the Alps on a journey of 120 days that will lead them to Nice at the end of September.

 


Whatsalp is the continuation of TransALPedes, a journalistic-political project launched in 1992. Back then, a core group of eight specialists and media workers, accompanied by a group of interested parties, crossed the Alpine region in four months. Thanks to more than 100 encounters TransALPedes built up an international network of 800 people with committed individuals, groups and authorities engaged in the protection and long-term development of the Alpine region.


In 2017, all along the hike the core group has already had the opportunity to set up numerous site meetings with interested individuals, groups and institutions, shedding light on and discussing the changes in the landscapes and societies across the Alps that have taken place over time. The group has also been in touch and had some exchanges with the youngsters of the “Whatsalp Youth” project led by CIPRA. As the Whatsalp hike has largely followed the route that the TransALPedes Group walked 25 years ago, all the meetings have been a great opportunity to make relevant comparisons and reflect over the traces left by humans and natural events in the past as well as to draw attention to future perspectives.


Whatsalp hike has been reported through short texts, films and photos on a blog where the group has been communicating on a daily basis about what they have seen, heard and experienced.
For further information about the roadmap of previous and future meetings, the route of the hike or to register for the last stages and join the core group, please visit the website of the project.

Published in News from the Alps

In the frame of the WeWild project, ALPARC aims at developing a joint Alps-wide communication strategy and several joint communication tools that will help reduce the impact of snow sports on wildlife in the Alps. ALPARC wants to gather protected areas as well as other key players and interested partners in the Alps behind this joint initiative.
Over the summer months, the ALPARC operational unit has intensively worked with external communication experts and the project’s steering committee on the content of the communication strategy and on the concepts of the communication tools: logo, video-clip and website. The video clip will be made by a Chamonix-based studio specialized in skiing and outdoor images and we hope that by underlining these elements, it will speak to a maximum number of recreationists. It will be released in December, when the logo and the website will also be launched. The website will deliver essential information and awareness raising messages for outdoor participants and besides that, will provide a space that presents the initiative, its partnerships and how to join it.
The two upcoming months will give the opportunity to exchange on these developments with the ALPARC network. A first meeting for French parks and reserves will take place in Bourg-d’Oisans on September 21st 2017: wildlife disturbance and environmental impacts of outdoor activities are burning issues in France and many protected areas are looking for ways to raise awareness and change the behaviours of their visitors, also in a joint way. Then on October 19th and 20th, a second international WeWild workshop in Aree protette dell’Ossola in northern Italy will take place (after the first one in Vorarlberg in March 2017). The main objectives of this second workshop will be to gather feedback on the communication strategy and its tools, to discuss their joint circulation in winter 2017/2018 and how to develop further the WeWild partnership. Registration is already open:


For the workshop in France, register here.
For the international workshop in Ossola, register here.
ALPARC is looking forward to seeing you at one of these upcoming events.

A big thank you to Maša Klemenčič who has supported ALPARC and in particular this project as a project assistant over the last six months and who left the ALPARC operational unit in Chambéry in the beginning of September. ALPARC wishes her all the best for the future.
For more details on the project, please contact dominik.cremer-schulte@alparc.org.

 


The WeWild project is financed by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN, Germany) with funds of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB, Germany).

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Further reading
Together with researchers from the Savoy-Mont Blanc University and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, the ALPARC team recently published an article on this topic in the journal eco.mont, resuming the results of the 2016 international workshop that was held in France. The article is accessible online at this link.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:16

Alpine Day of Tourism and Mobility

 

 

The Alpine Day of Tourism and Mobility is a two-day conference focusing on innovative and sustainable mobility in touristic regions.

The conference will take place on 18th-19th October 2017 in Werfenweng, Austria.

The participants will have the chance to experience soft mobility solutions in Werfenweng and to attend panel discussions concerning the future of touristic mobility as well as concrete projects implemented in six Alpine countries.

To register to the event, fill in the form available below and send it to tourismusmobilitaet[@]bmwfw.gv.at by 4th October 2017.

For further information, please find the announcement attached.

 

The Alpine Day of Tourism and Mobility is organized by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management.

 

 

 

MEMORIAL Danilo Re

The 23rd Edition of the “Danilo Re Memorial” will take place January 25th to 28th 2018 in Berchtesgaden National Park (DE) which at the same time is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Happy anniversary Berchtesgaden National Park !

ALPARC General Assembly 2018   

As usual the General Assembly of ALPARC will meet during the Danilo Re Memorial, on January 26th, 2018.  All the ALPARC members are kindly invited to participate.



For further information, please check the Memorial Danilo Re website



Published in Events of ALPARC

In the French Alps, a new project is underway to bring mountains closer to the people. The mountain refuge of Lac du Pavé in the Oisans massif, which is a part of the Ecrins National Park, is going to be renovated, but instead of building it directly in the mountains away from the eyes of the public, the French federation of Alpine clubs, National syndicate of refuge keepers and the local community have chosen a more original approach: they will first build it in the city centre of Grenoble, before moving it to its permanent position at the Lac du Pavé in the Ecrins.

The refuge is scheduled to be installed in Grenoble in the spring of 2019 for a period of two to three months, and it will offer its visitors the complete experience of spending a night amongst the peaks. In addition, conferences and events touching various aspects of mountains and mountaineering will be organised. The project, coordinated by the Syndicat des gardiens de refuge and Coordination montagne, will kick off at the end of June. Different stakeholders from the fields of mountaineering and tourism are welcome to participate.

For more information on the project, go here (article in French).

Published in News from the Alps

The International Conference that took place on the 16th-18th of May in Sölk, Sölktäler Nature Park (Styria, Austria) on "The Wolf in the alpine cultural landscape – chances and challenges" has gathered about 100 of participants. There has been some interesting debate and the subject was actively discussed in the presence of Marianne Elmi, Deputy Secretary General of the Alpine Convention.

 

For further information, please click on this link.

The event was co-organised by SÖLKTÄLER NATURE PARK and ALPARC.

 

The national conference in Pontresina will focus on the situation of the Alpine tourism sector, taking into account the trends and the transformation that are currently influencing it. The conference will outline what are the future perspectives for Regions and localities with a fully developed tourism sector and whose economies rely and depend on it.

Different actors from politics, research and academia, public administration and the tourism job market will take part in the discussions focusing on the development of tourist centres, the future of the sector and the issue of second-home ownership.

The conference is supposed to target experts in different fields such as tourism, economy, culture, politics and regional development, but it is also thought for the general public and the second-home owners.

On the following morning, the participants can take part in one of the three possible guided excursions that have been planned:

  • Morteratsch – An excursion through the area overlooking the glacier of Morteratsch to raise the issue of glacial retreat
  • “St. Moritz – Città nel villaggio” – A walk in St. Moritz on the tracks of the architectural heritage of the past and an overlook on future perspectives with Cordula Seger (Cultural Scientist)
  • Museum Engiadinais – An immersion in the past life style of the Engadina Valley

 

The deadline for registration to the event is 19th June 2017.

For further information on the event visit the website of UNIMONT here.

Monday, 19 June 2017 13:39

"We are Alps" journalists tour 2017

The Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention is organizing the “We are Alps “ journalist tour:  an annual event for a group of journalists who will be crossing the Alps in a week-long excursion.

The upcoming edition will take place from the 25th June to the 2nd July 2017 and will be focused on the topic of WATER IN THE ALPS.

Interested journalists are invited to apply by the deadline on the 30th of April 2017.

The small group of journalists taking part in the event will be using sustainable means of transport (trains, buses, boats, bicycles) on a route from Vienna to Monaco.

During the excursion, the group will have the chance to be involved in different activities related to the topic of this year, notably meeting actors of flagship projects for innovative water management and many other people from the alps (experts, representatives of the civil society, of different economic sectors and different administrative levels, business people, workers, farmers and politicians). The event is an occasion to raise awareness on the challenges and opportunities of the Alpine area with a specific focus on water. 

For further information about the event, the selection procedure and other details, please visit the following link: http://www.alpconv.org/en/activities/wearealps/WeareAlps2017/default.html