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Feb 26, 2004

New waste prevention initiatives in Europe

The City of Vienna has set up "Scarabeo 2004", the first ever European Youth Competition on Waste Prevention and Separation. Until May 15 young people from more than forty countries can submit projects on ways of preventing and separating waste.

Feb 12, 2004

Centre for nanotechnology in the French Alps

The first European network for nanobiotechnology, Nano2life, is being co-ordinated in Grenoble/F since February 2. So after Paris Grenoble is now the second largest research centre in France, with 18,200 people working in 200 laboratories.

Jan 15, 2004

Third Arge-Alp book award

The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Alpenländer (Arge Alp) Working Group is to present its book award for the third time at the Arge Alp Book Festival on June 5, to be held in Trento/I, the Alpine Town of the Year 2004.

Dec 18, 2003

52nd International Mountain Film Festival

The 52nd International Film Festival on the subject of mountains, research and adventure is to be held in Trento/I, the 2004 Alpine Town of the Year, from 29 April to 9 May. Countries from all over the world are invited to submit films in the following categories: mountain films, films on alpinism, alpine landscape films, research films, sports and adventure films.

Dec 04, 2003

First International Mountain Day on December 11

International Mountain Day is to be held worldwide for the first time on December 11. Its motto this year is "Mountains, Source of Freshwater". The UN decided to set up this special day following the resounding success of the International Year of Mountains in 2002.

Apr 25, 2003

European Soil and Land Alliance on soil protection in urban regions

At the 2nd annual conference of the Soil and Land Alliance of European Cities and Municipalities (ELSA) held in early April, the Interreg IIIB Project "Soil and Land in Urban Regions" on sustainable settlement development was presented to a wider public for the first time. The Project focuses on developing a procedure for soil protection and land management in the towns and municipalities of Alpine regions, and implementing a method in municipal and regional planning procedures.

Apr 03, 2003

Founding of an Alpine Town of the Year joint venture

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.

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