Reactive Youth

EVTZ Alpine Pearls mbH

Reactive Youth

In the "Reactive Youth" project, the EGTC Alpine Pearls is working with 7 partners from Europe in favour of a bottom-up approach to improving the development of rural areas through the networking of young people and social actors in rural areas.

Rural Entrepreneurship, Active Citizenship and Visibility of Territorial Identity Through Youth Engagement

The project aims to empower young people living in rural areas to transform their communities towards more sustainable social and economic models. By promoting their civic engagement and structured dialogue with social actors, young people can bring their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to create employment and training opportunities in their regions by exploiting their natural and cultural wealth, contributing to their growth and halting their depopulation.

EVTZ Alpine Pearls mbH


  • Survey of the status quo concerning cooperation between local authorities and civil society organisations and young people
  • Development of a policy brief on the development and sustainability of rural areas through youth participation (Policy Brief)
  • Creation, testing and refinement of a toolkit for youth workers for youth engagement in rural areas.
  • Creation of interactive maps of the partner areas (identity maps) that capture the regional identity and promote the interaction and development of all local communities living there.

Project partners

  • Plataforma del Valle del Tiétar en Transición (ESP)
  • Neo Sapiens (ESP)
  • Vardakeios School of Ermoupolis (GR)
  • Polygonal (IT)
  • Pista Mágica (PT)
  • Mreža MaMa (SL)
  • Alpine Pearls (AT)

Key data

Duration: December 2022 to January 2025

Funding programme: Erasmus+

Project website

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EU project Reactive Youth
EU project Reactive Youth
EU project Reactive Youth
EU project Reactive Youth
EU project Reactive Youth