21 June 2021


Youth project competition for the sustainable development of the Alpine region

Preserving the unique natural diversity, creating attractive educational and employment opportunities and mastering digitalisation: The Alpine Region faces a variety of challenges when it comes to its sustainable development as a living space for future generations. The Covid-19 sanitary crisis has made many of these challenges more visible, making it all the more important for young people to play a part in shaping the future of the Alpine region. Therefore, the European Commission and the Tyrol have launched the PITCH YOUR PROJECT competition for young people between 16 and 25. The competition takes place for the fourth time, this year under the patronage of the French Presidency of the EU Strategy of the Alpine Region (EUSALP).

Submissions until 31 October

Under the motto “Your Alps! Your Future! Your Project!” young people from all Alpine regions are invited to submit their project ideas for an attractive, modern and sustainable development of the Alpine space by 31 October 2021. Both individuals and groups such as school classes, student groups or youth associations can apply for the competition. At the beginning of November, a jury of experts will evaluate all the projects submitted in two age categories.

Attractive cash prizes and participation in the Annual Forum in Nice

The best projects will be awarded attractive cash prizes and the opportunity to network internationally with young people and experts from the EUSALP regions: The representatives of the five best placed projects are invited to present their ideas in a “pitch” to an international expert audience at the EUSALP Annual Forum on 9 and 10 December in Nice. In a public vote, the audience will select three winning projects which will be awarded cash prizes of 5,000, 3,000 and 2,000 euros. The winners will also receive active support in the implementation of their projects by experts from the EUSALP countries.

The topics of this years’ competition and the registration form are available via the following link: https://eusalp-youth.eu/about-pitch-your-project-en/

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