Alpine Pluralism Award
The Alpine Pluralism Award 2018 is embedded into the Interreg Project PlurAlps - Enhancing capacities for a pluralistic Alpine Space: The Alpine area is experiencing the combined challenges of an ageing population and new migration models. At the same time, opportunities for social innovation and development arise from increasing cultural diversity and pluralism. Mountainous and peripheral Alpine municipalities and regions are specifically concerned and need technical support and new approaches to develop a welcoming culture.
PlurAlps aims to develop and promote such a welcoming culture and to increase the territorial attractiveness and social cohesion of Alpine areas through innovative services and practices for the integration of migrants. The project will enable municipalities to engage better in social planning considering aspects of cultural diversity and quality of life of all citizens.
The Alpine Pluralism Award 2018 will help to make visible recently started and ongoing activities in the Alpine Space, to increase public awareness and provide inspiration for others to replicate these practices. --> Call document
Deadline for the submission of proposals: Monday, 18 December 2017
All measures and proposals submitted within the deadline will be presented on the and are visible throughout project duration (end of 2019). That in itself is already a huge bonus for you!
The best measures in each of the four categories (see below) will be presented in the Award Ceremony during the project Mid-Term Conference in Turin in May 2018 and will be promoted and disseminated to a larger audience covering the Alpine Space via different channels.
Additionally the best measures will be awarded with a certain amount of prize money (externally funded, not by ERDF).
Who can participate?
Private individuals, businesses, associations, public authorities, NGOs and all other organisations located in the, which implement measures aimed at strengthening the welcoming culture and integrating migrants into society and the labour market through innovative services and other practices are eligible to take part.
What can be submitted?
You can submit any integration measures (or projects) that have been or are being implemented within the.
The term “Measure” can be understood in a broad sense: It includes projects, action and initiatives.
The measures handed in must already have tangible implementation results (products, services, individual success stories etc.) Measures which are still at the planning or preparatory stage cannot be submitted.
The measures can be oriented towards the following types of migrants: EU and non-EU migrants, seasonal workers, economic and political migrants, amenity migrants and re-migrants.
Measures can be submitted in the following 4 categories:
1. Measures for managing social change brought by migration with mutual benefits for migrants and local host societies
2. Measures for the integration of migrants into the local / regional labour market and for fostering entrepreneurship of migrants
3. Measures for building upon skills of migrants in order to improve land use, nature protection
4. Measures that support the school/work transition of migrants and measures that promote the inclusion of migrants into the dual educational path.
An international Jury will assess the contributions and nominate the prize winners. The Jury is made up of members of the PlurAlps project, of EUSALP Action Group 3 and other experts.
The Jury will assess the contributions according to the following criteria (see the online form for details):
1. Contribution to the managing of social change (Category 1)
2. Contribution to the integration of migrants into the local / regional labour market and for fostering entrepreneurship of migrants (Category 2)
3. Contribution to improve land use, nature protection and regional development (Category 3)
4. Contribution to the support for the school/work transition of migrants and measures that promote the inclusion of migrants into the dual educational path (Category 4)
5. PR impact and awareness raising
6. Innovative dimension
8. Embedment in a comprehensive welcoming strategy
The Jury’s decision shall be final and incontestable. Any recourse to courts of law shall be excluded. In addition, the Jury reserves the right to award the prizes only in part or not at all, depending on the quality of the contributions submitted.