Many young people leave mountain regions because they see few opportunities on the labour market and have no prospects for the future. Moreover, most policy makers are not aware of the benefits of a young and active population for society.
The EU-funded project Alpine Space GaYA (Governance and Youth in the Alps) decided to tackle the issue by strengthening the involvement of young people in local governance and developing new approaches for decision-makers. A toolkit was published in 6 languages to support mountain policy makers in better including the youth in public life.
The real added value of the toolkit is the step by step guidance provided for policymakers as well as local and regional authorities. Pedagogical yet very complete, this toolkit provides you with all the keys to test new participatory models, involve the youth in mountains’ public life and make your territory vibrant and attractive. Discover the toolkit in our good practice!16 March 2020