DARFO BOARIO TERME - BS - 17.09.2014 - 20.09.2014


The ForumAlpinum 2014 will dedicate a Young Scientists Poster Award a poster session to young scientists active in the field of Alpine Research.

The eleventh edition of the ForumAlpinum since 1994, the second in Italy, is supported by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (Department of regional affairs, autonomies and sports), by Lombardy Region and by the University of Milan, and hosted by the Municipality of Darfo Boario Terme (Lombardy).

The ForumAlpinum 2014 will focus on the valorisation, use and management of Alpine resources from local to macro-regional scale. The ongoing elaboration of a macro-regional strategy for the Alpine region will be a backbone for discussing Alpine resource issues, as well as future orientations in research and macro-regional cooperation e.g. within the Alpine Space Programme 2014 – 2020.

Plenary sessions and thematic workshops will focus on questions as: How can Alpine regions better valorise their resources? What should we learn from past resource use? What are the main challenges of resource management in the future? What are best models of governance regarding sustainable use of Alpine resources?

The ForumAlpinum 2014 will offer a platform for the dialogue between science and policy, including politicians from Alpine states and regions, the EU and the Alpine Convention, addressing requirements and perspectives for the integration of resource policies into the macro-regional strategy and action plans.

Between the different workshop, friday 19th september at 11am to 13 pm, it will hold one of this titled "The viticulture in alpine areas as a value", moderated by the Director of Cervim, Mr Gianluca Macchi

The ForumAlpinum 2014 will dedicate a Young Scientists Poster Award a poster session to young scientists active in the field of Alpine Research. The poster session will take place on September 17th, 2014 at 7 pm at the Congress Center in Darfo Boario Terme. The participants will present their projects by short presentations of their poster. The poster session aims at giving the young scientists the opportunity to present their work to an international scientific community, and at giving more attention to their results.

The posters should deal with the valorisation, use or governance of resources, socio-economic as well as agri-natural, and will be assessed by a jury of three members appointed by: the Presidency of the Council of Ministry and ISCAR , according to their area of expertise.

The first 4 posters will receive a prize of € 1,000 each, offered by the Presidency of the Council of Ministry - Department of Regional Affairs, Sports and Autonomy. Further 6 posters will receive a prize of € 500 each. The first 6 prices will be assignd at a ceremony on September 18th 2014. The ranking will be then published on the Forum Alpinum 2014 website.

Conditions for participation:
- You (not older than 40 years) submit an English abstract of the results of your BSc, MSc or PhD until July 31, 2014 (24.00, adress below).

Abstract form:
- Times New Roman 12; not more than 2000 signs including spaces; - structure the abstarct in: background, methods, results, conclusions; - add your name, address, telephone number , e- mail address , organization / institution of the contact person , and responsible for the work presented.

If your abstract will be accepted (evaluation criteria below):
- you register for the Forum Alpinum 2014 (website www.forumalpinum.org);
- you prepare the poster and set up the installation by September 17th 2014, 18.00 in the Congress Center. Poster size / language: A 0 ( 841mm × 1189mm ), only vertical. Language: English
- You present your poster following the programme of the poster session.
Evaluation criteria:
- Originality and innovation: max. 20 points;
- Relevance on the sustainable Alps development issue: max. 20 points;
- Style clarity and presentation : max. 20 points

Submission of the abstract : iscar@scnat.ch by August 23rd, 2014

Below you can download the programm of the Forum and the workshop of Cervim.

For the registration click here