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Founding of an Alpine Town of the Year joint venture

Apr 03, 2003

On Friday, 22 March, the six Alpine Towns of the Year Villach/A, Belluno/I, Maribor/SI, Bad Reichenhall/D, Gap/F and Herisau/CH set up the Alpine Town of the Year joint venture. Its aim: to intensify co-operation between the towns and ensure the project's continued existence.

Colette Patron, deputy mayor of Gap, was elected as the joint venture's first chairperson; Marco Perale, deputy mayor of Belluno, as its second chairperson. CIPRA International has been entrusted with the management. The Alpine Town of the Year Association had developed the project and ran it during its first seven years. It now hands over the responsibility to the Alpine Towns themselves.
The Alpine Town of the Year title is awarded yearly by a jury made up of representatives of organisations operating throughout the Alps, namely ARGE Alpenstädte, Pro Vita Alpina and CIPRA. Alpine Towns of the Year undertake to contribute in a special way towards creating an Alpine identity, improving relations with surrounding regions, and expanding co-operation across the Alps. The Alpine Town of the Year project aims to contribute practically towards implementing the Alpine Convention. The active participation of the towns' citizens, and the involvement of young people is of particular importance.
Source: Alpine Town of the Year Joint Venture 22.03.2003

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