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Action Group 6 - Resources
Lead organization: 
Edmund Mach Fundation


The project aims at identifying attractive job profiles, which have the potential to induce young people to stay in or to return to Alpine rural areas. The project focuses on the identification, analysis and mapping of specific activities as well as on the exchange among stakeholders. The identification of job profiles as a contribution to counterbalance depopulation in Alpine rural areas will be carried out through meetings in selected areas and through collection of good practices gathering of information from enterprises, relevant institutions and young adults, where the matching of the labor demand and offer was successfully implemented. In so doing the project can be seen as innovative pre-mature project responding to the actual needs in the Alpine Region. Due to the restrictions of the ARPAF in terms of timelines and budget and in view of the spatial dimension of the Alpine Region the project can only touch on a very broad and substantial topic, which however tackles a concrete issue. The necessary high flexibility and unconventional thinking of this approach is not reproduced in other funding schemes. The project addresses the ARPAF intervention field “Demographic changes” focused on the target group „youth“. The project has also strong connections to the ARPAF intervention field “Circular economy”. The project results will provide ideas for the implementation of the work plans of EUSALP AG 3, AG 6 and possibly other AGs, such as AG 7.

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Project information

Programme: Alpine Region Preparatory Fund (ARPAF)
Lead partner: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Research and Innovation Centre
Project partners: Polo Poschiavo (CH), Umweltbundesamt (AT), Plattform Land (Bolzano-IT), Kmetijsko gozdarska zbornica Slovenije - Zavod za kmetijstvo in gozdarstvo Maribor/Slovenia (SI)
Project length: 24 months

Start and closure dates: 
January 2018 to February 2020