YOUrALPS 
Educating Youth for the Alps: (re)connecting Youth and Mountain heritage for an inspiring future in the Alps.
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Overview

Sustainability can only become a core value in the development of the Alps if people understand its importance, starting with young people. Together, the 200 educators and associations, protected areas and NGOs involved in YOUrALPS developed a new school model to highlight the interdependent environmental and social processes taking place in the Alps. Throughout the project, over 2000 pupils studied the Alps from various perspectives through outdoor activities, new technologies and hands-on projects.

Factsheet

  • 2014 – 2020
  • Liveable
  • Sustainably valorise Alpine Space cultural and natural heritage
    • Group 3: To improve the adequacy of labour market, education and training in strategic sectors
    • Group 6: To preserve and valorise natural resources, including water and cultural resources
  • 11/2016
  • 10/2019
  • 1.901.017 EUR
  • 1.615.864 EUR

Partners

Alpine Network of Protected Areas (Lead partner)
  • Lead partner
  • France
  • Rhône-Alpes
  • Chambéry
    Educ’alpes, network of alpine mountain education
    • France
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • GAP
        Asters, Conservatory of natural areas of Upper-Savoy
        • France
        • Rhône-Alpes
        • Pringy
            Local Public Establishment for Agricultural Education and Professional Training of Chambéry – La Motte-Servolex
            • France
            • Rhône-Alpes
            • La Motte-Servolex
                Lombardy Region
                • Italy
                • Lombardia
                • Milan
                    Lombardy Foundation for the Environment
                    • Italy
                    • Lombardia
                    • Seveso
                        Regional Management Burgenland
                        • Austria
                        • Burgenland (AT)
                        • Pinkafeld
                            Association of Austrian Nature Parks
                            • Austria
                            • Steiermark
                            • Graz
                                Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck
                                • Austria
                                • Tirol
                                • Innsbruck
                                    University of Ljubljana
                                    • Slovenia
                                    • Zahodna Slovenia
                                    • Ljubljana
                                        Biotechnical centre Naklo
                                        • Slovenia
                                        • Zahodna Slovenia
                                        • Nacklo
                                            National park administration Berchtesgaden
                                            • Germany
                                            • Oberbayern
                                            • Berchtesgaden
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                                                Outcomes


                                                • Comparative report Part 1: Collection of Best Practices

                                                  Strategy
                                                  This report represents a collection and analysis of existing mountain-oriented Education (MoE) practices and approaches in the Alps
                                                  This comprehensive report divided in three parts represents the state of the art of Mountain-oriented Education (MoE). It consists: in a collection of existing MoE practices and approaches; an insight in political strategies on education for sustainable development and Mountain-oriented Education envisaging a path for the implementation into the formal education system of the five Alpine adjacent states of these considerations; an analysis of the challenges and different approaches in the implementation of MoE from the perspective of a stakeholder.

                                                • The Alpine School Model - Common Document on Shared Principles

                                                  Strategy
                                                  The Alpine School Model’s (ASM) aim is to raise awareness about Alpine natural and cultural values by: - Designing an innovative educational approach based on more interconnected, formal and non-formal territorial educational systems.
                                                  The Alpine School Model has been extensively described in the "Common document on the shared principles" This manual represents the 'state of the art' of the Alpine School Model, which is described in its details. The topics covered are the following: - Alpine School Model principles framework, including the goals and the pedagogical framework; - Alpine School Model structure and elements, here the 7 criteria characterising the model are explained; - Alpine School Model examples, explaining how the model has been tested in pilot sites; - Alpine School Model certification process, displaying the steps to follow in the certification; - Alpine School Model educational toolkit, providing for interactive and innovative educational material.

                                                • Comparative report Part 2: Political strategies on Education for Sustainable Development and Mountain-oriented Education

                                                  Strategy
                                                  This part presents the political strategies on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Mountain-oriented Education (MoE) in the Alps. Moreover, the potential towards implementation into the formal education system of five Alpine countries is investigated.
                                                  This comprehensive report divided in three parts represents the state of the art of Mountain-oriented Education (MoE). It consists: in a collection of existing MoE practices and approaches; an insight in political strategies on education for sustainable development and Mountain-oriented Education envisaging a path for the implementation into the formal education system of the five Alpine adjacent states of these considerations; an analysis of the challenges and different approaches in the implementation of MoE from the perspective of a stakeholder.

                                                • Comparative report Part 3: Implementation approaches and challenges

                                                  Strategy
                                                  This report focuses on the different existing implementation approaches and challenges as identified by different stakeholders. A detailed stakeholder process complements the analysis.
                                                  This comprehensive report divided in three parts represents the state of the art of Mountain-oriented Education (MoE). It consists: in a collection of existing MoE practices and approaches; an insight in political strategies on education for sustainable development and Mountain-oriented Education envisaging a path for the implementation into the formal education system of the five Alpine adjacent states of these considerations; an analysis of the challenges and different approaches in the implementation of MoE from the perspective of a stakeholder.

                                                • International Network of Mountain oriented Education in the Alps

                                                  Network
                                                  OurAlps network is an international mountain-oriented education network in the Alps. It connects educators, teachers, teacher trainers, researchers, volunteers and organisations in the field of education, aiming at developing and promoting mountain-oriented education in Alpine areas.