GaYA – Governance and youth in the Alps

Young people tend to leave the Alpine space because they lack personal and professional fulfilment. Furthermore, a majority of decision-makers remain unaware of the benefits that a young, active population bring to society.

In cooperation with eight partners from five different Alpine countries, GaYA aims to increase the quality of democratic processes in the Alpine space by enhancing the involvement of young people in regional governance and by developing new approaches for decision makers.

New democratic methods are therefore collected throughout the project and made available in order to overcome the challenges of territorial cohesion and the participatory involvement of young people in everyday political actions. The implementation of well-governed forms has great potential for increasing sustainable and fair decision-making.

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Duration: 2016 - 2019
Other project partners: Development Agency GAL Genovese, CIPRA International Lab, aha – Youth Information Centre Vorarlberg, European Academy of Bolzano, ALPARC – Alpine Network of Protected Areas, Bauges Massif Regional Nature Park, Municipality of Idrija
Co-financed by the European Fund for Regional Development through the INTERREG Alpine Space Programme, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the Austrian Federal State of Vorarlberg and the French Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region