Alliance in the Alps
«Alliance in the Alps, a pioneer network comprising a large number of communes in seven Central European countries, was founded by CIPRA and the Alpine Research Institute in 1997 with the purpose of stimulating local environmental initiatives and assisting each other across all borders in pursuing a sustainable development of Alpine environments without destroying their heritage or denying their inhabitants the benefits of recreational tourism.
Projects and experiences are exchanged at meetings and conferences and during excursions. Results are reported in the internet for free use by all interested parties with the aim to improve social, economic and ecological standards in their communities and to stimulate awareness of ecological principles for the benefit of future generations. The alliance’s strategy is bound to have an exemplary influence on tomorrow’s issues in the Alpine arc.»
Albert Mountain Award 2002