Opening of the event – 3 October in the morning
Young people’s voice
Elena Ferrario, Graduate of the Master “Managing Sustainable Mountain Development”, University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland
Emmanuelle Picaud, former trainee at Euromontana, student at University of Grenoble
Tommy Haugen, elected representative in Buskerud Youth Council, Norway.
Political opening by keynotes speakers
Wolfgang Streitenberger, Advisor to the Director General for Regional Policy, representing Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Regional Policy
Parallel workshops – 3 October in the afternoon
Workshop 1. What education and career prospects for young people in mountain areas?
Youth exchange to enhance skills in entrepreneurship, Mr Holger Aasen, manager of the county organisation for Young Entrepreneurship, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
How to train and to attract young entrepreneurs in mountain areas? Neamt Mountain Forum, Romania
Workshop 2. How to provide young active people with the living conditions and public services they need to settle in mountain areas?
Light in windows or how to put secondary houses in the year-round rental market, Kjerstin Spångberg, project manager, Buskerud, Norway
Alpine schools in the context of contemporary socio-economic transformations, Jacques Michelet, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Youth health prevention and promotion, Observatory on health, Rhône-Alpes, France
Workshop 3. How to create a favourable social environment for new generations?
Empowering youth in mountain and rural areas by helping them to reach self-resilience. Passing on the gift, Anahit Ghazanchyan, Country Director of Heifer International, Armenia
Starting youth education where school fails, Matthew MacIver, Highland Council, Scotland
How to promote strategies and synergies facilitating youth employment through raising ecological awareness? Laurent Burget, director of Mountain Riders, France
Workshop 4. How to encourage young people to get involved in their community life? In which sectors is young people’s guidance and involvement vital?
A rallying call to young people, Highland Youth Voice – representing and engaging with Young people in the far North of Europe, Dave Roberts, Highland Council
Are young people represented in the local and regional decision-making bodies? How to encourage them to become real territorial actors? Hildegunn Rye, Hedmark Youth County Council, Norway
What involvement in community programmes thanks to LEADER? Veronika Korcekova, Slovakia, graduate of Central European University.
Workshop 5. Youth and agriculture: situation and prospects for young farmers’ settlement in mountain areas
Young people return to Dorna region and revitalize mountain agriculture, Mioara Bocanici, Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development, Romania
Valorisation of products and setting-up of young farmers in the Northern Alps: which perspectives? Patrice Deschamps, SUACI Northern Alps and Young Farmers Savoie
Setting-up a new farm in a Nordic mountain environment: which challenges? Kristina Yngwe, President of LRF Ungdomen (Young farmers Sweden)
Workshop 6. Youth and tourism: how to attract young people to work in mountain tourism? What solutions to the problem posed by the seasonality?
Youth employment in mountain areas: results of surveys conducted by Euromontana, Thierry Percie du Sert, ARPE Midi-Pyrénées
Is seasonal work a problem or an opportunity to attract young people to mountain regions? Dr. Tanja Stuhec, Pohorje, Slovenia
How to propose an affordable offer of housing for young workers? The example of young workers residence in Rhône-Alpes, Mélanie Rousset, Regional Union of Youth Housing -URHAJ
Workshop 7. What are the opportunities for new jobs generated by innovation in European mountains? What successful initiatives in the field of health and care services, ICT?
Climate Park 2469 innovative guidance about nature and enlightenment around climate change, Dag Inge Bakke, Nature guide in Climatepark, Norway
Job opportunities in the sector of ICT, Nicolas Baleydier, Regional Agency for the Development of Territories (ARDTA) Auvergne, France
Potential future jobs related to telemedicine and risk management: the opportunities opened by the projects RESATER and STIRM – Sandra Ungemach-Bensaid – Network ‘Parcourir’
Workshop 8. Youth and leisure: what are the possibilities to empower young people in mountain regions? What local initiatives can improve access to leisure activities in the mountains?
Rewild or computer games in ‘alterned’ reality adapted to mountain culture & history, Muriel Faure, La Grande Traversée des Alpes, France
Sentieri Creativi – art moving exhibitions on Italian mountain paths, Paolo Valoti, Italian Club of Alpinisme, Municipality of Bergamo, Italy
How to get young people to mountain areas and to have them enjoy snow sports, Andreas Wentzel, European Ski Federation
Closure of the event – 4 October
What strategies should we develop in order to increase the attractiveness of mountain areas for youth? Ancuta PASCA, coordinator of INTERREG IVC PADIMA (Policies Against Depopulation in Mountain Areas)
Declaration of the VIIIth European Mountain Convention, Juan Andres Gutierrez, Euromontana president